What’s in my delicious healthy smoothie today?
Melon contains Vitamin A, B and C as well as containing protein, calcium and phosphorus. It has anti-cancer properties, maintains firmness of the skin, and contains an anti-coagulant called adenosine, so can be beneficial in the prevention of heart disease. Melon also aids in kidney disease, eczema and can relieve heartburn.
Apples can have a beneficial effect on fighting the aging effects on the brain and so could keep Alzheimers away and also helps to reduce the risk of many cancers and protects against Parkinson ’s disease. An apple a day really can keep the doctor away, as that will help reduce the chances of developing type 2 diabetes.
Ginger is great for battling against colds and flu and helps the sinuses, it is also a great for its anti-inflammatory properties—it can bring relief to joint pain. It improves the absorption of essential nutrients in the body and is fantastic for the digestive system. Chewing on ginger can stop you feeling travel sickness.
Lemons have strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers. They cleanse and detoxify the liver and they contain citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene–that all promote immunity and fight infection.
Fresh mint contains several vitamins and minerals you need for good health; for example, fresh mint contains trace amounts of iron, a mineral you need to make red blood cells. Mint also has small amounts of fibre, vitamin A and potassium and has antioxidant power which may help in the prevention of cancer. It is also a delicious addition to many recipes
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