According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic diseases are on the rise. But, if you’re one of those who are trying to live healthily, you probably know that most chronic diseases are associated with lifestyle and dietary choices.
Poor lifestyle choices like poor nutrition, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, chronic stress, and physical inactivity are the major contributors to the progression and development of preventable chronic diseases.
So, by implementing some healthy habits such as eating plenty of nutritious foods and getting regular exercise, you can help prevent and manage numerous chronic conditions effectively, prevent complications, and even cure some of the most dangerous diseases.
In this article, we’re going to share with you one powerful drink that was introduced by Chinese Herbalists for the treatment of cancer and many other chronic conditions ages ago. But currently, it has gained massive popularity all over the world because of its magical health benefits.
This drink is composed of three extremely healthy ingredients: apples, carrots, and beetroots, which when you combine, you get even more powerful healing combination.
As the age-old saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” and it does hold true as an apple is super rich in nutrients including vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, E and K, folate, niacin, zinc, copper, potassium, manganese and phosphorus among others. The dietary fibers found in apple are the most beneficial for your health.
It is also high in vitamin C that helps build your immune and nervous system. Due to the presence of antioxidants, apples help protect the cells from free radicals.
Beetroots are great for your heart and are enriched with nutrients including vitamin A, C, B-complex, iron, potassium, magnesium, and copper. They have antioxidants like lycopene and anthocyanins that give this vegetable a deep pink-purple color and helps build our immune system and control the growth of bad cholesterol.
Beetroot also provides betalaine which is an anti-inflammatory substance, which helps in protecting and detoxing our liver. They also contain anti-aging properties. It has soluble fibers that fight the fat stored in our body and help shed those extra kilos.
Carrots contain a wide array of nutrients including vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E and K and nutrients such as niacin, folate and pantothenic acid and minerals like phosphorus, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and selenium. One of the most important components that make carrots distinct from others is beta-carotene.
Our body converts beta-carotene to vitamin A to aid the functioning of the eyes and the immune system. Vitamin A helps in flushing out the toxins from the body and reduces bile and fat from the liver. Interestingly, they also scrape off the plaque and food particles and the minerals in carrots prevent tooth damage.
- 1 beetroot
- 1 large apple
- 1 or 2 large carrot
- 1/2 glass of purified water
- First, make sure that the three ingredients are thoroughly washed and cleaned.
- Slice them into small pieces. Do not peel them as a majority of the goodness of these foods is contained in their peels.
- Add them into a blender or juicer and pour in the water to help the blending process.
- Blend away!
- If you like, you can add a tablespoon of raw honey or fresh lemon juice to improve its taste.
Keep consuming this drink on a daily basis at least once a day. It works best on an empty stomach. So drink it about a half hour before having your breakfast in the mornings. If you like, you can have it in the evening as well, but make sure it’s on an empty stomach.
What are the benefits of this powerful drink?
1. This drink is a hope for cancer patients
In fact, a few years back a Chinese herbalist recommended this drink to his patients suffering from lung cancer. By taking the drink daily for 3 months the patient recovered from this life-threatening disease. It’s not only effective for lung cancer but cures almost all types of cancer by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.
As mentioned earlier, this drink contains the heart-friendly beetroots. Also, there are some components present in carrots that promote heart health such as alpha and beta carotenes and lutein. Together the two vegetables along with the goodness of apple help keep the levels of bad cholesterol down, keep blood pressure in control and protect the heart from many diseases.
3. Improves vision and prevents cataracts
Consuming this super-healthy juice will provide your body with vitamin A, which is essential for enhancing vision. It also contains large amounts of carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin, which improve vision and also prevent the development of cataracts. This drink also soothes and relaxes tired eyes.
4. Strengthens internal organs
All of the organs in our body have a role to play, which take care of the entire body, and hence, you need to take care of them too. With the help of this drink, you can do just that. The alpha and beta-carotene detoxify the liver, maintain blood pressure levels, control cholesterol, assist digestion and keep the body feeling active and fit. This prevents heart diseases, the formation of ulcers, chronic constipation, liver diseases and kidney problems.
5. Delays the aging process
The goodness of vitamins A, B-complex, C, E and K help you look and feel younger than you really are. The dietary fibers and minerals also help improve basic bodily functions and rejuvenate the body and its vital organs.
6. Boost brain health
This nutrition enriched drink is capable of enhancing nerve connections for faster response. It also improves a person’s attention span, memory and concentration levels. As a result, you will be able to think faster and work better in all the activities and tasks you choose to take up.