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By chefindia

JUICE IT UP BABY 

As the Fall Equinox & this month’s new moon just passed, it’s a perfect time to get hydrated and do your own juice fast. Sometimes just the mention of juice fasting will put people off, but with this delicious and certainly nutritious Back2live By Chef India juice recipe, you’ll be sure to welcome Fall with an abundance of energy, glowing skin & positive vibrations. The Boost-Plus Tropical Crimson Juice has much of the essential vitamins and minerals you’ll need to either start your juice fast off right, continue a long fasting period or simply get your daily veggie & fruit juice in. Most times Chef India doesn’t mix many fruits with veggies, no-not even in juices. However, as the fruit portion of this juice contain some of the strongest digestive enzymes known in the fruit kingdom, all is well. This juice contains pineapple, beets, gala apples, watercress, ginger & turmeric. Besides the fact that pineapple contains Bromelain, a complex mixture of substances that can be extracted from the stem and core of the fruit, one serving of this magical fruit also contains 11% of your daily B6 & B1 intakes, 77% of your manganese intake and even 20% of your daily intake of copper.

If you’re suffering with iron deficiencies, try adding the what many in the Caribbean call yellow ginger , AKA turmeric. Containing a bragging 16% of your daily intake of iron, this herb offers up a fantastic way to boost your blood. And, if you’re worried about keeping those bones in great condition, watercress is an excellent source of the antioxidants vitamins A and C, as well as vitamin K, an essential micro-nutrient for bone health. It is also a rich natural source of lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoid nutrients that are gaining attention for their ability to protect vision and support cardiovascular health.

DID YOU KNOW ?

Watercress is actually family to cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage, which have long been held in regard for their anticancer effects. 

So now that you’re all hyped up about the nutritional benefits of this hearty and healthy juice, give it a taste try. The flavors blend perfectly, and the hint of ginger compliments the radish-like flavor of the watercress. N-Joy, and don’t forget to comment below to share with others what your takes is on this Back2live By Chef India exclusive recipe.

Boost-Plus Tropical Crimson Juice

Ingredients:

4 cups sweet, ripe pine, peeled and cut

1/3 cup beets, peeled and cut

2 cups watercress greens

1-2-inch piece of fresh turmeric, peeled

1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled

2.5 cups gala apples

Directions:

Prepare ingredients above, juice and enjoy, making sure to remove foam from top before consuming.

NJOYChef India

Sources: Life Extension Magazine – “Watercress, Benefits for Cancer Protection, Vision & Heart Health” -2007; Self Nutrition Data – www.nutritiondata.self.com; The Worlds Healthiest Foods – Tumeric – www.whfoods.com.

 

 

 

 

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