As part of my continuous Balik-Alindog Program, I’m getting more serious about living and eating healthy this year. Well, if I want to be looking and feeling Forever 31 then I should start right about now. For everyone’s benefit, balik is the Tagalog word for return or bring back and alindog is our Tagalog counterpart for charm or allure. In today’s language: HOT! Okay, that’s far-fetched but I dream big hahaha… Besides, beauty and health go hand in hand and I’m starting with ze juice.
Dear Hubby and I started drinking apple-carrot-celery juice last year when I stumbled upon an article about its health benefits. Uhm, I guess you gravitate towards these kinds of reading materials if you’re a few years closer to turning forty :) Anyway, I made it one morning and was prepared not to like the taste at all. But lo and behold, we never thought healthy could taste that good! So let me share with you the very simple ingredients and procedure…
INGREDIENTS: It’s called Apple-Carrot-Celery Juice for a reason, hehe!
NOTE: You may use red or Fuji apples. I just preferred green because they say it’s healthier, but it’s more sour though.
Then, chop away…
Then, let’s Rock n’ Roll…
According to Livestrong.com, we can enjoy the following health benefits from this juice:
“DISEASE PREVENTION. Coronary heart disease, stroke and cancer have all been associated with deficiencies of vitamin C found in apples. The high volume of antioxidants in vitamin C gives momentum to the regeneration of disease-fighting capabilities of other antioxidants, including vitamin E.
VITAMIN A. Apple, carrot and celery juice can contribute to the overall health of your eyes, skin and body tissues due to an abundance of vitamin A.
BONE HEALTH. The combined efforts of celery and carrots offer a magnified approach to bone health. The “Natural Medicine Journal” says that insufficient amounts of vitamin K have been shown to increase the risk of hip fractures in elderly men and women.”