Boost Your Juicing Experience with the Inclusion of Superfoods

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Boost Your Juicing Experience with the Inclusion of Superfoods

2016 was known as the year of the ‘Mantox’ in the UAE as more and more men, in particular, started investing in detox treatments to improve their overall health and well-being. While 2015 could have been described as the year of the smart-watch and hover-board, health and fitness have been forcefully pushing technology aside in both 2017 and 2018, a trend expected to continue in 2018 as well.  The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital (AACSH) in Dubai reported a 19% increase in male bookings for the usually female-dominated detox plans - and it expects the trend to flourish over the next few years..

There is a reason why juicing is often the main focus of a detox or reboot – it possesses endless health benefits. Juicing allows you to consume a substantially wider range of fruit and vegetables which permits your body to absorb more nutrients. By adding a number of superfoods to your juices you can boost their nutritional value and health benefits even further.

Spirulina

Spirulina is high in protein at approximately 9g per 15g serving. It is furthermore also high in iron with 2 teaspoons offering up to 3mg of iron which equates to 2% of your daily requirement.  This superfood boasts high volumes of B vitamins, antioxidants such a beta-carotene, chlorophyll and GLA, a type of healthy fatty acid. Health benefits of Spirulina include improved gut flora and immunity, reduced allergies and cholesterol and boosted energy levels.

Chlorella

Chlorella is a very powerful and nutrient-rich powder that offers the user a host of health benefits.  One of the most well-known benefits of the superfood is its ability to support the detoxification of various heavy metals and cadmium. It also improves immune health, supports weight loss and may even help fight cancer.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are a worthy addition to any juicing diet due to their plant-derived omega-3 fatty acid and fiber content. 1 tablespoon of chia seeds contains as much as 5g of fibre and 2.5g of alpha-linolenic acid which the body will convert into even more omega-3 fatty acids in the body.  These tiny seeds are also very handy in terms of weight loss as the support both appetite control and satiety.

Turmeric

Turmeric is an extremely powerful anti-inflammatory which also reduces the incidence of chronic disease. It supports and protects the liver, fights infections, reduces arthritis and other inflammatory diseases and has cancer-fighting properties. Turmeric can be consumed in various forms such as fresh, as a dry powder or blended into a paste.

Ginger

Ginger is a very popular superfood and one that can effortlessly be included in most juices.  Ginger has a large range of health benefits such as improved digestion, reduced bloating, nausea and flatulence, reduced arthritis pain and inflammation and also offers immune support against upper respiratory infections. Ginger can also be useful in controlling irregular blood sugar levels and is known to add a great flavour to a variety of dishes.

Juicing isn’t a gimmick but rather a very beneficial practice that can significantly boost your overall health. Drinking juice that is fortified with any of the superfoods mentioned above will give you countless health benefits such as boosted energy levels, a decrease in the prevalence of IRB and a reduced appetite. Whether you engage on a full juice detox or simply enjoy it as part of a balanced diet the benefits are tangible and will leave you both feeling and looking healthier

This Blog Post was written by our friend Jennifer Eastman.

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