Thursday, February 14, 2013

Juicing the Reds - Happy Valentine's Day!

Be good to your heart today and embrace the power of REDS!

Red fruits and vegetables are unique in their health benefits.  The integrity of your cells and circulatory system are directly affected by these beautiful foods.

Red produce contains some of the top antioxidant flavanoids responsible for the health of these systems.  To name a few...

  • Lycopene: build those healthy cells and prevent "heart-ache" through this amazing antioxidant
  • Ellegic Acid: keep that "ticker" ticking with this phytochemical
  • Quercetin: reduce inflammation and ease "the pain" through natures Aspirin
  • Hesperidin: increase that blood-flow and look younger with this citrus flavanoid
Overall rich, red fruits and vegetables help to...
  • Reduce evidence and chances of cancer
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce tumor growth
  • Lower negative cholesterol levels
  • Cleanse harmful free-radicals from the body
  • Support joint tissues
  • Prevent heart disease
On a day like, Valentine's Day, why not try incorporating deep, rich red fruits and vegetables into your day.  Here is one of my favorite red juice recipes...

Red Drink
  • 1/4 papaya
  • 1-2in slice of watermelon
  • 1/2 pomagranite (peeled)
  • 1c blackberries
  • 1c raspberries
  • 1 blood red orange (peeled)
If you really want to spice things up, try adding 1/4 of a hot-red chili pepper and see what happens!  Just be careful when incorporating spicy foods.  

Happy Valentine's Day juicing!

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