Friday, December 13, 2013

3 Juices to Fight Off a Cold

To give your immune system a boost this season, all you have to do is try some new juice concoctions, loaded with superfoods like blueberries, kale and carrots. Curtsey of recipe developers at Omega Juicers, these juice blends will help ward off the flu and seasonal colds.  

Very Berry Blueberry Juice

Health Benefits:  Blueberries contain antioxidants such as vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, anthocyanin, iron, zinc, copper and selenium. So with these “shields” you are helping to enhance your body’s immune system. With a healthy immune system, you can help to ward off illnesses such as colds and the flu.


Ingredients:
2 cups Blueberries
2 Kiwis 
10-15 Strawberries
1 cup of Mint leaves

Directions: Wash all produce well. Cut produce to fit into the hopper. Juice in an Omega juicer. Serve and Enjoy!

Carrot Juice

Health Benefits: Carrots contain high-levels of beta carotene, which is a powerful nutrient that boosts the immune system’s production of infection-fighting natural killer cells and T cells. These cells are healthy and attack and kill off disease-ridden microbes.

Ingredients:
5 Medium Sized Carrots
½ Lemon
¼ Lime
12 Green Grapes

Directions: Wash all produce well. Cut the carrots, lemon, lime and grapes to fit in the hopper. Juice in an Omega juicer. Serve and Enjoy!

Green Machine Kale Juice

Health Benefits: Raw kale is one of the best sources of vitamin C, important for protection against immune system deficiency. Each 100 gram serving of raw kale includes about 120 mg of vitamin C, well over the recommended dietary amounts for men (90 mg) and women (75 mg). 

Ingredients:
1 cucumber
4 celery stalks
2 apples
6-8 leaves kale
1/2 lemon
1 tbsp ginger

Directions: Wash all produce well. Cut produce to fit into the hopper. Juice in an Omega juicer. Pour over Ice or refrigerate until cold (optional). Enjoy!

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