This homemade vegetable juice, is not only good and beneficial for your overall health, but for your wallet too!
Juicing is a very time-saving and easy way to consume a lot more veggies and fruits, as well as include them in your diet, also you can consume the fruits or veggies before they go bad, after all who doesn’t love juicing?
If you are moderating the intake of calories and natural sugars that are involved in juicing, than you are surely familiar with the fact how the veggie juices are providing powerful anti-inflammatory benefits.
But besides that this method is very beneficial, some people find it very hard to start. Because sometimes the vegetable juices can include many green vegetables that are highly needed and nutritious but have a very bitter taste.
However this is not a reason to not try out juicing, or to be worried how the juices will taste, because there are many recipes and options that offer sweeter tastes without the bitter veggies and are just as healthy as every natural juice. Below we will give you the recipe of the “jugo tres en uno” (3 in 1 juice) which comes from Venezuela and is very popular. This juice is simply a mix of carrot, beet and orange juice, with pretty impressive anti-inflammatory properties, and it also tastes very delicious!
Jugo Tres en Uno Recipe (Orange, Carrot and Beet Juice)
The juice you are about to prepare will take only 5 minutes of your time, and with a single preparation there will be from 2 to 4 servings.
- 2 organic carrots
- 1 organic beet
- 4 organic oranges
- A tablespoon of liquid stevia, honey or any other natural sweetener if you want to sweeten the juice
- Wash the ingredients well, and peel the carrots beet and the oranges as well.
- Then put the carrots, beet and oranges into the juicer and juice them. Or you can put them in a blender and blend them if you want to make a smoothie.
- Add the natural sweetener if you want some.
- Consume right away, and enjoy!
Note: The number of the ingredients can be changed as you desire. For example if you want to make the mixture a lot sweeter then add more carrots, or if you want to make it more bitter, then add a few more oranges. Also you may add some other veggies that are rich in vitamin C but contain low amounts of sugar, such as celery or kale. Also the juice should be consumed before your meals, in order to decrease the impact on your blood sugar, this will also reduce the glucose release into your blood stream.
The Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of Carrots, Beets and Oranges
Since the juice contains the 3 of the most consumed fruits and veggies, you already know how delicious it might be. And there are researchers who have reported something about the health benefits and the nutritional content of the veggies and fruits of this juice.
Oranges are famous for their health benefits, as well as their richness in flavonoids, potassium, vitamin B and of course huge amounts of vitamin C!
The flavonoids that are contained in the oranges, have the ability to prevent from chronic diseases and inflammation, for example from dementia, osteoporosis, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer as well. Since they are a rich source of vitamin C, they are able to keep the lining of our blood vessels limber, improve the health of our skin by preventing from the damage done by oxidation and manage the levels of fat in our body. Also they are able to prevent from type 2 diabetes and improve our digestion as well, because they are rich in folate and thiamine (B vitamins).
The beets are rich in vitamin B1, also known as thiamine which is gut-healthy, and can come along with other nitrates, antioxidants, and many minerals, for example with manganese.
The antioxidants that are contained in the beets, were proven scientifically that are able to relieve from oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. The juice from beets is also able to relieve or prevent from chronic conditions and diseases, such as atherosclerosis and high blood pressure. The nitrates that are contained in the beets are able to boost the blood flow inside our brain and prevent from the cognitive impairment. And the manganese is scientifically proven to prevent or help in case of diabetes, and improve the function of our kidneys.
This root veggie is also known for its ability to positively affect our liver function and our digestion as well. With beets you can protect your liver and heal it, relieve from constipation and detoxify it very easily.
The carrots are nothing less than these two, they are also very rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, such as magnesium, iron and potassium. Also they are a rich source of carotenes and vitamin A.
Besides that the vitamin A is aiding anti-inflammatory processes, it is also able to improve our eyesight, especially during the night, prevent or treat eye disorders, for example age-related macular degeneration or cataracts. Carotenes, vitamin A and the retionic acid which is a substance that is a product of the body when vitamin A is present, are also able to prevent from skin cancer, boost our immunity system and repair any skin damage. The potassium is able to slow down or prevent from kidney diseases, reduce the risk of death by a cardiovascular disease and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
So, anytime there are some oranges, carrots and beets left at home, don’t let them get bad, just get the juicer or the blender, prepare the juice or in a form of smoothie, sweeten it up with a natural sweetener and you have the “jugo tres en uno” the three in one juice that is the most beneficial you can consume, and the best anti-inflammatory snack at the same time!