A Bevy of Beverages Packed with Antioxidants
While juice sometimes gets a bad rap, it’s important to look at the glass half full (that counts for portion size too). Turn to the positive!
Antioxidant-rich juices such as pomegranate and grape contain compounds that have anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. Juice the benefits of antioxidant-rich beverages.
Benefits of grapes
Not to mention, these mighty nutrients equally help prevent apoptosis—a process that causes cells to die.1 Specifically, grapes protect against oxidative damage, which can help improve immunity and decrease overall disease risk.2
They also contain quercetin, a beneficial phytonutrient for cognition.3 In other words, this fruit can help you achieve grape-ness! Eat or drink a variety of grapes, opting for organic choices when possible. While it may seem like a tall order (or glass) to fill, consuming more antioxidant-rich juices can help you reach your health potential.
Easy ways to drink more juice
When selecting juice options, opt for those that do not contain added sugars or colorings. Or minimize food waste within the home and make your own with a snazzy juicer! Whichever way you like to juice—check out these simple ways to sip your way to better health!
Swap it out: While a glass of wine is fine, why not swap it for a goblet of grape or a pilsner of pomegranate juice? Recent research shows that even minimal alcohol intake can damage DNA and increase one’s risk of cancer.4 Be proactive about your disease protection!
Give it a slurp: Smoothies are a satisfying way to slurp up some pomegranate juice. Add 2oz to your morning smoothie for a tangy taste and pop of protection. Try my personal favorite shake by combining pomegranate juice, 2 kiwis, a cup of frozen kale, and a 1x1-inch piece of ginger root. Simply add a few ice cubes and blend them to perfection for an antioxidant-rich snack or breakfast. This smoothie also has anti-constipation effects!
Embrace the nostalgia: Bring back the childhood days of slushies and popsicles with a burst of antioxidant-rich nutrients. Dig up dust-collecting dixie cups from the pantry and pour in some grape juice. Simply pop it in the freezer and voila! Get old school and stay cool!
Replenish: Bored of the same ol’ hydration regimen? Give it some wholesome goodness by making pomegranate or grape juice ice cubes to add to seltzer or plain water. Talk about a burst of refreshing hydration!
Relax: Who doesn’t love to curl up with a hot mug of tea. Steep your way to better health by adding antioxidant-rich foods like ginger and turmeric to your favorite tea leaf blend. It’s sweet, spicy, and will keep your body mighty. Make an extra jug to pop in the fridge and enjoy over ice on a hot summer’s day. It’s tea-riffic!
Blend it with your brew: If you are a brew enthusiast or a java head, it’s time to go golden! Transform your morning cup of Joe into a “golden latte” by adding turmeric. Kickstart your day for better health with an antioxidant-rich drink that has taken social media by storm. Not only is it tasty, but its unique color also makes every morning glow.
The truth about juice is that it can provide an easy and tasty antioxidant-rich boost in every sip. Enjoy it alongside your favorite color-filled recipes for a well-balanced and nutritious lifestyle.
Reap the protective benefits of Mother Nature’s creations and strive for better health, one sip at a time!
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