This drink is referred to as magic elixir, and for a very good reason! It protects against diseases, treats already existing ailments, speeds up the recovery process, and it promotes longevity and vitality. The best part is that it is extremely easy to prepare, yet providing more than amazing results.
- 4 carrots
- 3 apples
- ½ middle sized lemon
- A piece of peeled ginger
Wash the ingredients and squeeze the lemon. Put the fruits, the ginger and the lemon juice in a blender. Blend well for a couple of minutes. Drink right away.
Carrots contain beta-carotene, a compound which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is then transformed in the retina, to rhodopsin, a purple pigment necessary for night vision. Apart from its ability to improve the vision, this ingredient has a lot of other health benefits. It fights against cancer, detoxifies the body, makes the skin look healthier and younger, it prevents heart attack and it protects teeth and gums.
The apple has the ability to strengthen the immune system as well as to stimulate the function of kidneys, liver and gall-bladder. It also prevents many diseases related to the mouth, stimulates indigestion, protects the heart and blood vessels, reduces stress, fatigue and insomnia, protects the body from bacteria and viruses and it prevents various types of cancer. By regular consumption of apples, you lower your risk of getting a Parkinson`s as well as Alzheimer`s disease. According to many studies, people who consume apples are 15% less likely to develop cataracts.
The lemon cleans the liver and it stimulates its function. It is a natural antiseptic and antioxidant which has the ability to prevent flu, cold and various types of infections. It is very helpful in treating gallbladder problems as well. It increases the forming of enzymes in the liver, it normalizes the function of the intestines and it supports their emptying at the same time.
In addition, the lemon prevents gingivitis as well as stomatitis. It boosts your potassium levels, freshens the breath, reduces the blood pressure and it increases the good cholesterol levels; alkalizes the whole system, prevents cramps and pain in muscles, regulates metabolism function, prevents stress and depression, lowers the risk of having a stroke, prevents gall and kidney stones and finally, it prevents osteoporosis.
The ginger has a long list of proven health benefits. It alleviates the gallbladder problems and bloating, stimulates the secretion of mucus, alleviates coughing and symptoms of a sore throat and it alleviates all types of sicknesses, including seasickness, morning sickness and sickness caused by chemotherapy. As a result of its antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-toxic properties, the ginger is often used as preventive to flu and cold.
Ginger acts as a powerful antihistamine and it is used in treating allergies. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is used in treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and other diseases affecting the connective as well as the bone muscle tissue. The chemical compounds found in ginger are very useful in preventing the process of biosynthesis prostaglandin, responsible for an inflammation.