We’ve all heard that “you are what you eat” but did you know that you’re also what you drink? Check out some of our favorite beverages that are not only amazing “ickiness busters” but also good at protecting your body and preventing illnesses.
Santa Cruz Organic Lemon Ginger Echinacea
This juice is strong, yet mighty. If you’re feeling bad, whatever your ailment, drink a glass of this and you will feel it working. Here are some health benefits of the ingredients:
Lemon: Helps with digestion, great for the skin, aids in weight loss, fights throat infections, helps control high blood pressure and acts as a blood purifier.
Ginger: One of the most antioxidant rich plant foods, aids in nausea and digestion, helps with pain relief, and may help lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease.
Echinacea: An immune system protector, the Echinacea plant helps to treat colds and flu, urinary track infections, ear infections, sinusitis, and skin infections.
Our good friend, Erica Ash is one of the most health-conscious people we know. As an actress, her body is her livelihood and she does all she can to keep it in tip-top shape. This Healthy Cocktail is one of her favorite drinks to have in the morning (and we can attest – it is good and refreshing!). You can find the recipe here. Here are some of the health benefits of a few of the ingredients:
Aloe Vera Juice: Improved circulation, regulates blood circulation, strengthens immune system, heals internal tissue damage, and helps to detoxify your colon.
Green+ Powder: From their website: “One serving of Greens Plus delivers more essential vitamins, trace minerals, live enzymes and high-ORAC antioxidants than 5 full servings of fresh fruits and vegetables, and provides every vibrant color in the dietary food spectrum, as recommended by the United States Department of Agriculture.”
Spinach: Strengthens bones, helps control cancer, protects from heart disease, prevents memory loss, and prevents cataracts.
Good Belly Probiotic Juice
Good Belly Probiotic Juice: Good belly is a yummy juice drink that improves digestion and supports your immune system. Want to know how probiotics work? Check out this video.
Our Favorite Natural Juice Blend
Whether you go to your local juice bar or make the juice at home, this is one is packed with goodness. This is the mixture: beet, apple, orange, kale and carrot (you can add ginger too for a little kick). It sounds crazy, but if you’re worried about the kale and/or beet, don’t worry, you won’t even taste it. Here are benefits of some of the ingredients:
Beet: An anti-carcinogen, beets are known as a natural treatment for cancers including leukemia, stomach and colon cancer. Beets also normalize blood pressure and cleanses blood.
Carrot: Helps protect vision (especially night vision), regulates blood sugar, promotes lung health, improves long term coughs, and is good for your spleen and stomach.
Kale: Helps with detoxification, aids in regularity, fights cancer, boosts the immune system, protects vision and improves bone health.