I wanted to make this juice to get our household ready for the “cold” season. You know, just a something to help boost up our immune system and keep us charged. I’m sure you have had someone tell you to take some more vitamin C when you’re sick. But why take these pills when you can get the source directly? As mentioned previously, juicing is a direct way for the fluids to enter your bloodstream faster and more effectively. All the nutrients are still within the fruits or vegetables since they are being processed raw. If you were to cook the fruits/vegetables, it would also knock down the nutrients that were inside them. Eating raw is a fantastic way to make sure you get all the nutrients possible.
Today we are going to look at the orange, the perfect source for vitamin C. An orange has a combination of flavoniods and vitamin C which make an valuable drink to strengthen the immune system. Oranges also have good amounts of carotenes, perctin, potassium and folic acid. It has been said that oranges also have been shown to protect against cancer. If you are looking to make orange juice directly, usually three oranges is good enough for one eight ounce drink. What easier way is there to prevent yourself from sickness? Charge up your body with oranges! It’s a must.
- 2 oranges
- 1/2 grapefruit
Let’s up this power fighting drink with some more vitamin C and add a grapefruit shall we? Grapefruits are low in calories and also a good source of vitamin C. In addition, they have potassium, folic acid and flavonoids! They are commonly used for dieting since they do have low calories. They are delicious. My favorite is the Ruby Red. Oh wowza!
This citrus juice goes beautifully in the morning just like a glass of good old orange juice. But take it whenever you feel that “cold” coming on!
So, what is to this 21-Day Juice Challenge? It’s simple. If you want to participate, you can do so by either juicing every day or when you want! There’s no set time or what should be in your juice! It’s entirely up to you. I simply want to empower you to do something good for yourself. Some people don’t have enough time to eat 5-10 servings of fruit and vegetables a day – some people don’t eat any – this is a fast way to be sure that you are receiving great benefits of juicing! As I have mentioned, you will receive lots of nutrients, vitamins and more.
You may ask why 21 days. Studies have shows that it takes 21 days to create a habit, which means something you do daily. I want this to be a healthier part of our lives together. If you feel compelled, please join me in this journey and we can juice together! What is your favorite juice? Facebook me at https://www.facebook.com/mamapoolecooks and let’s talk or feel free to leave a comment below.