THIS PURPLE AND SWEET-FLAVOURED JUICE IS A REAL COCKTAIL OF BEAUTY.
Anthocyanins, found in the blackberries, help produce collagen and elastin, thus exerting a preventative action against wrinkles.
This juice is also rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, vitamin B and magnesium, making this drink a powerful beauty treatment that takes care of our “inside” and our “outside”.
This purple and sweet-flavoured juice is a real cocktail of beauty. Anthocyanins, found in the blackberries, help produce collagen and elastin, thus exerting a preventative action against wrinkles. This juice is also rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, vitamin B and magnesium, making this drink a powerful beauty treatment for our “inside” and our “outside”.
About 220 to about 250 grams of blackberries
1 Stalk (not very large) of celery
2-3 mint leaves (optional)
For this juice I would recommend not to peel the ingredients
Cut the cucumber, the apple and celery into pieces
Add the other ingredients, gradually, to the extractor and consume the fresh juice immediately.
BLACKBERRIES ARE ONE OF THE FOODS CONTAINING THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF ANTIOXIDANTS.
This fruit is rich in polyphenols, a class of antioxidants known for its anti-cancer properties. In particular, anthocyanin [Link to scientific study] (a type of polyphenol) is found in high concentrations in this fruit.
One study has shown the efficacy of cyanidine-3-glucoside, a specific anthocyanin found in the sea, in terms of anti-cancer properties [Link to scientific study].
Anti inflammatory properties
In addition, some components contained in blackberries act as anti inflammatory agents [Link to scientific study].
Apples are rich in fibre called pectin. Pectin is classified as soluble, fermentable and viscous fibre, rich in health benefits.
Benefits of neurological health
A study published in the Journal of Food Science in 2008 found that eating this fruit can have neurological benefits [Link to scientific study].
Researchers have found that regular consumption of this food can have a protective effect on neurons against oxidative stress induced neurotoxicity and help reduce the risk of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Cardiovascular benefits and cholesterol effects
Apples are extremely rich in antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fibre.
Phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples can help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. Additionally, apple consumption has been associated with a decrease in the risk of thrombotic stroke [Link to scientific study].
Various studies have linked regular consumption of soluble fibre with a slower accumulation of cholesterol-rich plaque in the arteries. When plaque develops within the arteries, it can reduce blood flow to the heart, causing coronary heart disease. Apples, in particular, seem to have a direct effect on LDL cholesterol reduction. [Link to scientific study]
Apples also help to detoxify us, thanks to the high content of quercetin, an antioxidant that acts as a natural anti-histamine and can help stimulate and strengthen the immune system, especially during periods of stress.
Celery is an excellent source of antioxidants and enzymes, in addition to vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin B6.
It lowers high cholesterol
In a study conducted by the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Singapore, the effect of celery extract administered to rats that followed a fat-rich diet for eight weeks was demonstrated, alongside a control group that was not given the extract. During this time it was observed that rats that had consumed celery showed significantly lower levels of lipids in their blood [Link to scientific study] than the control group that had not received the extract.
Celery can help control the levels of high blood pressure
The benefits of celery to lower blood pressure come from its seeds, which contain exotic, methanolic and aqueous-ethanol extracts that improve circulation, decrease inflammation and control blood pressure [Link to scientific study].
Protective hepatic property
A study demonstrates how a high-celery diet, as well as chicory and barley, can be useful for people with high cholesterol-related liver disease [Link to scientific study].
Benefits to our hormones
Recent studies have shown that cucumbers contain powerful lignans that bind with oestrogen-related bacteria in the digestive tract, thereby helping to reduce the risk of various cancers, such as breast, uterine, ovary and prostate cancer.
Cucumbers are a food rich in nutrients such as vitamins A, C, K, magnesium, silicon, potassium and manganese. They also contain a high amount of antioxidants and enzymes such as erepsin, which helps digest the proteins and destroy parasites, especially tenia, thus carrying out a protective action on the intestinal tract.
Researchers at the University of Valencia in Spain have discovered that they contain phytonutrients called “cucurbitacine” that studies demonstrate to have anti-cancer properties [Link to study] as they can lead to the death of cancerous cells.
Cucumbers consist of 95% water, they promote diuretic action and help dissolve uric acid deposits that favour the formation of kidney stones.
Useful in preventing certain types of migraines
As cucumbers are a highly hydrating food, they have been used as a natural remedy against headaches [Link to scientific study]. This is because one of the possible triggers for migraines is dehydration and many studies show that foods containing high-water content as well magnesium, such as cucumbers, have a re-balancing effect on body fluids.
Finally, cucumbers have a detoxifying and soothing action on the intestinal tract, so it is indicated for conditions such as gastritis, acidity, indigestion and ulcers.
The electrolytes contained in the cucumber make sure that the hydratying action reaches deep into cells and tissues.