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3 Mocktails for Better Health

As the seasons shift, embrace these anti-inflammatory “cocktails”—juices and shakes stocked with nutritious super foods to help maintain your healthy lifestyle.

“No matter the kind of diet you may lean toward—vegetarian, vegan, low-carb, no-carb, Mediterranean, Neanderthal, or any other kind of diet—any and all anti-inflammation efforts are well worth it!” says nutritionist and juicing pioneer Cherie Calbom, MS, author of The Juice Lady’s Anti-Inflammation Diet. “You can lose weight on the anti-inflammation diet and rejuvenate your body.”

Here are a few of Calbom’s tasty and convenient favorites.

Morning Energy

– 1 to 2 carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed, ends trimmed

– ½ small beet, with leaves

– 1 cucumber

– 1 handful spinach or several chard leaves

– ½ lemon, peeled

– 1-inch piece ginger root, scrubbed

Cut produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube. Juice all ingredients and stir. Pour into a glass and drink as soon as possible.

KEY BENEFITS: Beets contain unique phytonutrients called betalains, which have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification effects.

Anti-Inflammatory Cocktail

– 1 green apple

– ½ large fennel with fronds

– 1-inch piece ginger root

– 1 large broccoli stem

– 3 leaves kale

– ½ cucumber

Cut produce to fit your juicer. Start by juicing the apple and finish with the cucumber. Drink as soon as possible.

KEY BENEFITS: All ingredients are powerhouses known to have anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, analgesic, antioxidant, and/or anticarcinogenic effects.

Antioxidant Power Smoothie

– 1 cup unsweetened plant milk such as hemp, coconut, or almond milk

– ½ cup blueberries

– 1 pear

– ½ cup baby spinach

– 1 teaspoon Indian gooseberry extract (optional)

– 1 tablespoon flaxseed

– Ice cubes (optional)

Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth.

KEY BENEFITS: Berries help prevent damaging effects of free radicals and inflammation.

Mocktails are healthy and non-alcoholic drinks it is great for serving the entire family and a nice alternative for party guests who prefer not to drink alcohol.So enjoy these cups full of health.

Thanks for reading!

source:alternativemedicine.com

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