Friday, 24 June 2011


1/2 cup cherries
handful rocket/argula
handful romaine salad leaves
handful watercress
1 gala apple
slice ginger
1tsp spirulina
1/2 avocado flesh
dash cayenne pepper

One cup of cherries contains 27mg of melatonin, an antioxidant which guards against the breakdown of collagen. This results in a slower rate of wrinkle formation and fine lines within the skin.

The phytonutrients present in cherries has been known to protect neurons in the brain from oxidative damage and have been known to help memory loss

Rocket contains beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin, all of which are being studied for their role as antioxidants or in the prevention of diseases like cancer and muscular degeneration

Romaine's vitamin C and beta-carotene content make it a heart-healthy green. Vitamin C and beta-carotene work together to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol

Watercress is widely talked about among food lovers and nutritionists because of its well-known health benefits. Gram for gram, watercress contains more vitamin C than oranges, more calcium than milk, and more iron than spinach

Apples are not a fruit that can fight disease, but they do have a wide array of potential health benefits. It’s important to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables throughout the day. Added to a balanced, nutritious and heart healthy diet, apples might rival fish for their health benefits.

Ancient cultures used ginger as a remedy for many different aliments. The ancient Indians used it to treat digestive disturbances, and they also considered it be a physical and spiritual cleanser as well as a body odour eliminator.

Spirulina is thought to increase digestion and absorption of nutrients, prevent fatigue, support weight loss, prevent malnutrition and undernourishment, improve recovery after strenuous training, rejuvenate cells and reduce the effects of ageing

Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol. They may also regulate blood pressure due their concentration of Potassium. They can also guard against stroke, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

Cayenne pepper increases metabolism by immediately influencing the venous structure.
Used daily as a fresh fruit cleanses the plaque in the arteries as well as assisting the immune system to maintain excellent blood flow.

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