I have come over all fruity since summer really kicked in. I was looking for a delightfully tasty fruit cocktail with added nutrient factor, so today’s juice just about encompasses all theses aspects me thinks! I wanted something that tasted fruity yet had the goodness from our superfood spinach. I think I achieved this, and I hope you agree too!
Kiwi fruit shall be my nutritional focus today and what a nutritional fruit this is! Kiwi fruits are rich in many Vitamins, flavonoids and minerals. In particular, they contain a high amount of Vitamin C (more than oranges), a good amount of beta-carotene and as much potassium as bananas. Which is good news for me as I am not a big banana fan.
Kiwis contain flavonoids that help protect our cells from oxidative damage, and are therefore considered very helpful in protecting DNA from mutations and damage. A series of studies published have proven that consuming 3 or more servings of fruit per day (including kiwi fruits) can reduce by 36% the risk of developing macular degeneration (ARMD), an age-related disease of the eyes. Fruits containing high amount of Vitamin C,A and E (the most common antioxidant vitamins) helped significantly in protecting against ARMD.
It is important to note that kiwi fruits contain awesome amounts of Vitamin C, E and A. Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant that has been proven to protect our body from free radicals, dramatically improving the health of individuals who consumed it regularly against all kinds of disease, from cardiovascular problems to cancer and obesity. Vitamin E has been proven to have similar effects, but is fat-soluble, therefore compliments Vitamin C in its functions. Kiwi fruits contain both these vitamins in high amount, which help protect our body against free radicals. The high content in dietary fibre helps improving diseases such as diabetes, by controlling sugar levels, and colon cancer; since fibre binds to toxic compounds in the colon and helps us expel them. Fibre has also been proven to reduce cholesterol levels, improving the conditions of patients with cardiovascular diseases and lowering the probability of heart attacks.
•Prevents wheezing and coughing, especially in children
•Protects our DNA from mutations
•Provides a healthy amount of antioxidants and vitamins
•Helps prevent colon cancer thanks to a high fibre content.
Sadly, silly JL deleted the ingredient photo, so instead I have found another image to give me a “helping hand”! Enjoy fruitti juicykins! JL x
2 kiwi (topped and tailed)
2 cucumbers (topped and tailed)
1 apple (cored)
4 hands of spinach