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Lung Tonic Juice Recipe

by | Jun 8, 2023 | Juicing for Health, Respiratory System

Description

I love Mandarin season as it reminds me of climbing my grandparent’s mandarin tree in the 80s to sit up there and eat as many as possible.

The best thing is mandarins are super nutritious and great for helping the lungs during the colder months.

Combined with fresh mint and raspberries, which both have nutrition to help the lungs, this recipe is a healthy and tasty lung tonic you will want to drink again and again.

Happy Juicing!

Taste

Wow, this juice recipe is a must-try if you love the taste of fresh mandarin as I do. It tastes minty and sweet with a lovely raspberry tang.

Ingredients

  • 8 mandarins
  • 1 cup raspberries, fresh or thawed
  • 3 sprigs of mint leaves

Juicing Time: 3 mins
Juice Qty: 600 ml
Serves: 2

Sweet n Spicy ingredients

Preparation

Mandarin

  • Remove the outer skin
  • Juice whole

Raspberries

  • Juice whole
  • If using frozen berries allow to thaw before juicing

Mint

  • Remove the leaves from the woody stems
  • Juice leaves in handfuls

Method

I like to keep the cap closed on the juice bowl when making this recipe to mix the raspberry and mint flavour through the juice.

Start by adding the mint leaves to the juicer chute so that the other ingredients help push them through.

Add the raspberries next, you can put them all in at once.

Juice the mandarins last adding them slowly one at a time.

 

Tip: Frozen raspberries retain most of their nutrition and are a good substitute when fresh is unavailable. Make sure they thaw completely before juicing.

Health Benefits

Mandarin

Mandarins, with their vibrant color and refreshing flavor, are a true delight for the senses. These small citrus fruits are not only delicious but also pack a nutritional punch.

Nutrition: Mandarins may be smaller than oranges, but they are several times higher in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants such as vitamins C & A, calcium, magnesium & selenium, and beta-carotene & lutein's. One mandarin (100g) contains 44% of your daily vitamin C requirements.

All Systems: The bio-active calcium found in mandarins helps bone health by maintaining strong bones and teeth and helps reduce fractures and osteoporosis. Calcium is also good for muscle function, helping with muscle tone and cramping. Nerve transmission is also where calcium in mandarins plays an important role to help transmit signals between nerve cells. 

Immune System: The flavonoids and limonoids in mandarins fight off viruses and protect the body from radiation damage.

Respiratory System: Mandarins are rich in vitamin C, which is known for its immune-boosting properties. Vitamin C also helps maintain the health of the respiratory tract and may reduce the risk of respiratory infections. Mandarins contain antioxidants, such as flavonoids and beta-carotene, which help reduce inflammation in the respiratory system and protect against oxidative stress. Some compounds in mandarins have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation in the airways and improve respiratory function, especially in conditions like asthma.

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Raspberries

Raspberries, with their vibrant color and sweet-tart flavor, are a beloved summer fruit packed with nutrition and flavour. Raspberries are one of the top antioxidant fruits and are an essential food for optimum health.

Nutrition: Raspberries are rich in vitamins C, A, E, K, and B-complex and minerals such as iron, calcium, and magnesium. They are also high in ellagic acid which is a medicinal compound that helps to prevent cancer as well as benign and malignant growths.

Cardiovascular / Circulatory System: They are also excellent for cardiovascular, circulatory, and cognitive health. Raspberries are an easily digestible and completely assimilable fruit that ensures ultimate absorption of its healing and nutritive properties.

Immune System: Raspberries have powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and anti-aging properties making them particularly beneficial for autoimmune disorders.

Respiratory System: Raspberries have the ability to cleanse mucus and toxins. Raspberries are rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin C and various phytochemicals like ellagic acid and quercetin. These antioxidants help reduce inflammation in the respiratory tract and protect against oxidative stress. Raspberries support respiratory health due to their antioxidant content, vitamin C, anti-inflammatory properties, fibre, and hydration.

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Mint

Beneficial for respiratory system issues such as bronchitis, asthma, and respiratory inflammation.

Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, B-complex, beta carotene, iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese, and potassium.

It is wonderful for digestive ailments such as nausea, indigestion, ulcers, halitosis, and flatulence. It can also provide relief from headaches, sinus congestion, sore throats, fatigue, stress, and anxiety.

Mint can help promote blood circulation and improve metabolism making it an excellent choice for cleansing and weight loss.

Gary Dowse

Gary Dowse

Kuvings Master Juice Chef

 

Gary is passionate about juicing and plant-based nutrition. He is certified in natural juice therapy and whole food plant-based nutrition. He enjoys teaching people about the preventative and restorative healing powers of drinking more raw juice and eating a whole food plant-based diet through his books and online courses.

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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