The Health Benefits to This Recipe Are:
Grapefruit contains citric acid, natural sugars, essential oils like limonene, pinene and citral. It has high amounts of vitamin C, and smaller amounts of vitamin A, B complex, E and K. In the minerals it has larger amounts of calcium, folic acid, phosphorus, and potassium. The nutritive phytonutrients of this voluptuous fruit- liminoids, flavonoids, lycopene and glucarates- help fight cancer and various diseases.
Carrot is one of the most healing foods that provides the finest and highest quality in nutrients, especially from its juice. It is an excellent source of pro-vitamin A, vitamins C, D, E, K, B1 and B6. It is rich with biotin, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, organic sodium and some trace minerals. The known phytonutrients in carrots are lutein, lycopene, anti-oxidants alpha, beta and gamma carotenes, zeaxanthin and xanthophyll. You don't need to remember these fancy names, but just remember that phytonutrients are nature's marvelous provision for healing of various diseases.
Ginger is known to have more than twelve types of anti-oxidants, making it useful for treatment of many disorders. Like other spices, it has aphrodisiac properties and is used widely for medicinal purposes. This herb contains essential oils, protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin C, choline, folic acid, inositol, manganese, panthotenic acid, silicon, and a small amount of vitamin B3.
Apples are known for their excellent source of pectin and fibers. They are high in vitamin A and C and a good source of potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus. Most of an apple's nutrients are stored on the skin or just under the skin. There are the phytonutrients: ellagic acid, malic acid, chlorogenic acid, and quercetin. There are many more phytonutrients in an apple, some yet to be discovered and named. These compounds are high in anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects.
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The only issue I had with my beverage is I added wayyyy too much ginger. That baby tates like a spicy grapefruit gin concoction. My advice is keeping the ginger to a very minimal amount. Although it is worth drinking knowing how many amazing nutrients I am absorbing. I hope I can inspire you to get a juicer and start experimenting!