Anti-age juice

THIS PURPLE AND SWEET-FLAVOURED JUICE IS A REAL COCKTAIL OF BEAUTY.

Anthocyanins, found in the blackberries, help produce collagen and elastin and help to act as a preventative 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”.

Ingredients

About 220 to about 250 grams of blackberries

1 cucumber

1 apple

1 Stalk (not very large) of celery

2-3 mint leaves (optional)

Method

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.

NUTRITIONAL PROPERTIES

BLACKBERRIES

BLACKBERRIES ARE ONE OF THE FOODS CONTAINING THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF ANTIOXIDANTS.

Anti-cancer properties

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

Apples are rich in fibre called pectin. Pectin is classified as soluble, fermentable and viscous fibre, rich in health benefits.

Neurological Health Benefits

A study published in the Journal of Food Science in 2008 found that eating this fruit can have neurological benefits [Link to scientific study].

Apples are extremely rich in antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fibre and they can help with detoxification 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 times of stress.

CELERY

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 helps to lower 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.

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.

 

CUCUMBER

Cucumbers are a food rich in nutrients such as vitamins A, C, K, magnesium, silicon, potassium and manganese.

Diuretic

Cucumbers consist of 95% water, they promote diuretic action and help dissolve uric acid deposits that favour the formation of kidney stones.

Detoxifying action

Cucumbers have a detoxifying and soothing action on the intestinal tract, so it is indicated for conditions such as gastritis and indigestion.