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Controlling Cholesterol Juice Recipe

by | Sep 7, 2022 | Cardiovascular System

Description

The liquid nutrition in this juice recipe may help to lower your cholesterol numbers and the best thing of all… it tastes delicious.

Strawberries contain ellagic acid for cardiovascular health and can help prevent heart disease, stroke, and lower cholesterol.

Pears and oranges both have lots of soluble fibre which can assist in reducing blood cholesterol levels.

Galacturonic acid (found only in grapefruit) can break up and dislodge fatty plaque build-up in the arteries and remove it completely from the body.

As healthy as grapefruits may be, caution should be used if you are taking certain prescription drugs. If you are on any medication, make sure to consult with your physician before consuming this juice recipe.

Taste

A delicious recipe that is so good you will be wanting to drink it every day. It is sweet and slightly bitter from the grapefruits and has a thick creamy texture.

Ingredients

    • 2 red grapefruits
    • 1 orange
    • 1 pear
    • 6 strawberries

Juicing Time: 2 mins
Juice Qty: 600 ml
Serves: 2

Preparation

Grapefruit

    • Remove the outer skin keeping as much white pith as possible
    • Cut into halves or quarters to fit into the wide chute

Pear

    • Remove the hard wooden stems
    • Juice whole or cut in half if too big to fit into the wide chute

Oranges

    • Remove the orange skin leaving as much white pith as possible
    • Juice whole or cut in half if too big to fit into the wide chute

Strawberry

    • Pull off the small green leaves, you can juice them if you want
    • Juice whole

Method

Start with the pear. Add it to the juicer and wait for it to completely press through before adding more ingredients.

The harder the pear the better they press in the juicer.

Next, add the strawberries all at once.

Add the orange.

Finish with the grapefruit halves adding them one piece at a time.

 

Tip: select grapefruits that are heavy for their size, it’s an indication of juiciness.

Health Benefits

Grapefruit, Red

Grapefruits are exceptional fruits that have very strong anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.

Nutrition: They are a great source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids which help to boost the immune system and prevent aging, illness, and disease.

Cardiovascular / Circulatory System: Ruby Red Grapefruits target the heart and blood. They help clear plaque from arteries and help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Galacturonic acid (found only in grapefruit) has the ability to break up and dislodge fatty plaque buildup in the arteries and remove it completely from the body. Grapefruit pectin also reduces the accumulation of atherosclerotic plaque in people afflicted with atherosclerosis and strengthens blood vessels and capillaries.

Digestive System: Grapefruit juice also eases constipation and improves digestion by increasing the flow of gastric juices and the pectin fibre (still within the juice) reduces your appetite, assisting with weight loss. 

Respiratory System: Grapefruit juice helps reduce fever and soothes coughs and sore throats. When consumed at night, grapefruit juice promotes sleep and alleviates insomnia.

Recipes: click here

Strawberry

Strawberries are a true superfood. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They rebuild, repair, and rejuvenate the body.

Nutrition: Loaded with Vitamin C they help to boost the immune system by warding off colds, flu, and respiratory infections. They are also loaded with antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and quercetin, which help protect the body against oxidative stress and inflammation. When strawberries are allowed to ripen on the plant, they are higher in vitamin C. They are also high in potassium, sodium, and iron.

Cardiovascular / Circulatory System: Strawberries can also help maintain a healthy heart rhythm and heart muscle strength. They contain ellagic acid and flavonoids which are good for cardiovascular health and can help prevent heart disease, stroke, and help to lower cholesterol.

Muscular System: Strawberries are beneficial for the muscular system due to their rich nutrient profile. They are a good source of vitamin C, which plays a crucial role in collagen synthesis. Collagen is a protein that provides structure to muscles, tendons, and ligaments, supporting their strength and integrity. Additionally, strawberries contain antioxidants like anthocyanins, which help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in muscles, promoting faster recovery after exercise. The combination of vitamin C and antioxidants in strawberries can help maintain healthy muscles and support overall muscular function, making them a delicious and nutritious choice for muscle health.

Nervous System: Strawberries contain vitamin C, which is important for brain health and the production of neurotransmitters. Vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant, protecting the brain from damage caused by free radicals.

Sensory System: Strawberries are also well known for being beneficial for age-related macular degeneration and vision-related issues.

Recipes: click here

Orange

Oranges help quench your thirst and moisten your lungs, letting the energy flow freely in the chest. They also have a wide variety of phytonutrient compounds like anthocyanins, citrus flavanones, and various polyphenols. Oranges are not only a juicy and refreshing fruit but also offer a range of health benefits. Here's why oranges are good for various systems in our body:

Nutrition: Oranges are low in calories but high in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage. They also contain fiber, potassium, and other vitamins and minerals that support overall health.

Immune System: Vitamin C is essential for a healthy immune system. Oranges are a great source of vitamin C, which can help boost the immune system and reduce the risk of colds, flu, and other illnesses. Oranges destroy free radicals that cause signs of skin aging, scouring the intestine and flushing toxins from the body. Freshly squeezed orange juice is a predigested food. This allows for immediate absorption of all its abundant healing properties.

Digestive System: Oranges are a good source of fibre, which can help promote healthy digestion and prevent constipation. The fibre in oranges also helps support a healthy gut microbiome.

Cardiovascular/Circulatory System: Oranges are rich in antioxidants like flavonoids, which have been shown to help reduce inflammation and improve heart health. The potassium in oranges can also help regulate blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Nervous System: Oranges contain vitamin B6, which is important for the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. These neurotransmitters play a role in mood regulation and can help reduce stress and anxiety.

Respiratory System: Oranges are rich in vitamin C, which can help support respiratory health. Vitamin C has been shown to reduce the severity and duration of respiratory infections like the common cold. Oranges are full of lung-friendly antioxidants and packed with vitamin C which is well known for fighting infection and inflammation.

Skin Health: The antioxidants in oranges, including vitamin C, can help reduce the signs of aging and improve skin health. Oranges can also be used topically to improve skin tone and texture.

Skeletal System: Oranges are a good source of calcium, which is important for maintaining strong and healthy bones. Calcium is essential for bone mineralization and can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

Eye Health: Oranges contain nutrients like vitamin A, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which are important for eye health. These nutrients can help reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

Recipes: click here

 

Pear

Pears come into season during Autumn and help add some much need moisture to our dry lungs from the summer’s heat. They act as an appetite suppressant and stomach tonic to prevent you from overeating at meals.

Pears are often overlooked by the apple for everyday juicing, but just like apples they are one of the top life-changing foods to consume.

The pear helps rejuvenate the pancreas, an organ that is also overlooked but plays an essential role in converting the food we eat into fuel for the body's cells.

Pear juice is high in electrolytes which can stabilize blood sugar. Plus, pears are low in calories making them great for weight loss.

I highly recommend you add pears to your juice pantry.

 

Tip:  when a pear is hard and crunchy it juices better, and its fiber content is higher. When a pear is soft, its glucose levels are higher, it is very easy to digest and better eaten or blended in a smoothie.

Gary Dowse

Gary Dowse

Master Juice Chef, Kuvings Australia

 

Gary is a powerhouse in the world of juicing and plant-based nutrition, driven by an unwavering passion for health and wellness. With certifications in natural juice therapy and whole food plant-based nutrition, Gary is a dedicated educator, empowering individuals to harness the transformative benefits of juicing and plant-based eating.

Through his enlightening books and dynamic online courses, Gary champions the preventative and restorative healing powers of embracing a lifestyle rich in vibrant juices and whole, plant-based foods.

His mission is to inspire and guide others on their journey to optimal health and vitality.

Disclaimer: information contained in this post is for educational purposes only, sourced from various books and websites. If you do anything recommended without the supervision of a licensed medical doctor, you do so at your own risk. The author, Gary Dowse, does not dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for physical, emotional or medical problems without the advice of a physician, either directly or indirectly.

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