Juice Recipes Juicing Benefits Google+0Facebook0Twitter0Pinterest0LinkedIn0If you’ve ever tasted strawberries, you already know that strawberry juice is going to be mind-blowingly delectable. Which is why you’re here, of course, to scoop up a bunch of health benefits to justify your love of strawberries and why you need to put a handful of these yummy fruits into all your juice recipes. You’re not alone. Deliciously sweet and vibrantly red, strawberry fruit has captured the hearts of children and adults all over the world for its innocent – and sexy – sweetness. How many other fruits have whole museums dedicated to them? But strawberries are not just sweet. Don’t let their delicious flavor fool you into thinking that they’re less healthy and nutritious than they are. 8 Sweet Strawberry Juice Benefits Half a cup of strawberries contains 150% of your daily recommended intake (DRI) of vitamin C. Strawberries also contain vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, and many important minerals including magnesium, potassium, and manganese. And of course, they’re packing some pretty awesome health perks, like… Boosts immune system The immune system is responsible for defending our bodies against foreign invaders and damaging viruses and bacteria that enter our systems. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C which is important for immune function. Just one serving gives you 1 ½ your DRI of vitamin C. Vitamin C has been proven to cure common colds and coughs and provides support when the body is fighting off an infection. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant which fights free radicals—damaging foreign substances that can alter healthy cell DNA and pose threats of cancer and other diseases. Lower risk of heart disease Strawberries contain specific flavonoids that can significantly reduce the risk of heart attack. The flavonoids have anti-inflammatory effects in the body, reducing the risk of atherosclerosis (when the arteries become narrow and hardened due to plaque build-up) and protecting against damage caused by “bad” LDL cholesterol. Other components of strawberries which promote heart include polyphenols, fiber, and potassium. Protect brain and nervous system Strawberries can protect against cognitive decline that comes with old age. As a person ages, free radicals cause wear and tear on the brain and nervous system causing memory loss and loss of function over certain activities and muscles. Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidants which neutralize and eliminate free radical damage, protecting the brain and nervous system. They also contain a good amount of potassium which is linked with improved levels of concentration, memory, and recall abilities. Fight cancer Free radicals enter the body and alter healthy cell DNA which significantly increases the risk of cancer. Strawberries contain flavonoids with antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties, which fight free radical damage and protect the body from developing cancer. In 2016, a study was conducted on the effects of dietary vitamin C and foods containing vitamin C on Korean gastric cancer patients. It was found that strawberries were among the foods which play a vital role in contributing protective factors against the risk of gastric cancer in both men and women. Increase endurance Snack on strawberries before a workout and you may find yourself running for longer. Strawberries contain the highest nitrate content of all fruit. Nitrates increase blood flow to the muscles allowing you to exercise for longer and burn more calories. Protect the Eyes Strawberries contain a LOT of vitamin C—150% of your DRI of vitamin C in just one serving—so they can protect your eyes from age-related diseases. Eating enough vitamin C will help to ward off cataracts and macular degeneration and keep the delicate connective tissue and blood vessels around the eyes in good shape. Strawberries also contain flavonoids—which fight off free radical damage to the eyes—and potassium, which plays a role in maintaining correct ocular pressure. Manage and prevent arthritis (reduce inflammation) Arthritis is an inflammatory condition of the joints which causes pain and affects mobility. When toxic substances like uric acid accumulate in the body, it can cause debilitating inflammatory conditions—like arthritis or gout. Strawberries contain a lot of antioxidants which fight off the free radicals that set these inflammatory diseases in motion. Control Blood Pressure Strawberries contain potassium which is a key factor in lowering blood pressure caused by sodium intake. Potassium acts as a vasodilator, easing blood flow and lowering blood pressure. People who do not consume enough potassium are at as great a risk of developing high blood pressure as those who consume high amounts of sodium. 4 Sinfully Succulent Strawberry Juice Recipes We’ve collected some of the tastiest and most nutrient-dense strawberry juice recipes we could find. Try them all 🙂 Green Strawberry Photo and recipe credit: Reboot with Joe This deliciously sweet strawberry juice is packed with antioxidants from the strawberries and the kale, and provides natural anti-inflammatory benefits for the whole body! What you’ll need: 6 strawberries 1 apple 6-8 kale leaves 2 celery stalks What a delicious way to sneak a bunch of greens into your diet – the kale plays very nicely with the sweet strawberries, making this a great juice recipe to initiate your kids to the wonders of green juice. Juice all ingredients and enjoy! Carrot, Apple, Strawberry & Ginger Juice Photo and recipe credit: Deliciously Ella The carrots and strawberries in this juice are a perfect eye-protecting duo. The beta-carotene in carrots protects vision, and the abundance of vitamin C from the strawberries (300% of your DRI in this recipe!) prevents age-related eye disease. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that benefit the whole body, and apples contain plenty of essential nutrients for overall health. What you’ll need: 3 medium to large carrots 2 red apples 1 cup strawberries 1 inch of ginger Juice and enjoy! The Popeye Special Photo and recipe credit: Get Healthy U Yup, you guessed it—this recipe is packed full with the superfood spinach for a green addition to this sweet strawberry and kiwi drink. This juice is a sure way to get in all the vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate, manganese and antioxidant power you could possibly need in one day. What you’ll need: 5 cups spinach 1 cup strawberries 2 kiwis Juice and enjoy! Up Beet Photo and recipe credit: Juice Recipes This wonderful juice provides liver cleanse and detoxification benefits, eases digestion, aids in weight loss, improves complexion, and boosts immune function among many other things. The beet does wonders for liver detox, the lemon cures constipation and aids in weight loss, the cucumber improves complexion, and the carrots, strawberries, and oranges give the immune system a boost. There are so many important nutrients hiding in this jewel-toned juice that you’ll want to make it every day. What you’ll need: 2 medium apples 1 beet 6 medium carrots 1 celery stalk ½ cucumber ½ lemon 1 large orange 1 ½ cups strawberries Juice and enjoy! Each of these strawberry juices contains all the vitamin C you need in one day plus loads of amazing nutrients and antioxidants to keep you healthy and strong! Want a free book of healthy juice rECIPES? 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