Know What U Eat: Sufficient amount of vitamin C in the body helps in reducing the damaging effects of free radicals (in the body free radicals are high-energy particles that ricochet wildly and damage cells). This in turn helps in reducing wrinkles and signs of premature aging. The body does not have the ability to produce this essential vitamin on its own. So, get yourself some fresh juice of the navel orange and start your day healthy!
Diabetic patients can benefit a lot by including the navel orange as a regular part of their diet. Being high in fiber, the orange helps in keeping control on the cholesterol in the body.
The calcium content in the navel orange encourages healthy development of bones and the vitamin B6 helps in increasing the production of hemoglobin in the bloodstream. There must be a proper balance of electrolytes in the cells in the body and this is managed by the potassium content in the navel orange. Magnesium present in the fruit reduces blood pressure levels, and the beta-carotene aids the body in preventing cell damage.
Heat wave here in east coast is almost set to bake us, temperature roaring over 90 degree's F, almost limits outdoor activities or any prolonged physical activity with kids, like going to park or beach or even sending them to playground camps as limiting sun exposure during days like such from sunstroke, heat cramps and exhaustion. So we are home enjoying movies, Toy story-3, Alice in Wonderland, Avatar (once again) and gulping down gallons of juice, watermelon and cutting down on foods that increase metabolic heat production, such as proteins. A variety of fresh juices were being experimented in my kitchen and on my kids...lol..so here is the one they loved the most..Fresh navel oranges & strawberries with a hint of ginger & mint.
- 4 - Fresh California Navel Oranges, peeled
- 7-8 Fresh strawberries
- 1/2" Ginger
- Few leaves of Mint
- 1 Tbsp honey, (or as per need)
- A dash of salt & black pepper (optional)
- Chunks of Ice
- 1. In a blender/smoothie maker add all the ingredients and blend untill required consistency. Strain through a strainner (optional) I didnt, as I would never want to go fiber wasted.
- 2. Serve chilled immediately, with some sliced strawberries..for that special touch.
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Serving Size 34g|
|Recipe makes 4 servings|
|Calories from Fat 1||4%|
|Total Fat 0.07g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0.01g||0%|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Total Carbs 6.04g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 0.4g||1%|