Drink your veggies

Drink your veggies

If you do not like to eat them, it is not a bad idea to mix vegetables with fruit juices, suggests Ritika Samaddar

You’ve heard your mother say it before: “Eat your vegetables!” All meat or protein and no vegetables, for a prolonged period, will affect your wellbeing. We don’t realise its consequences as kids, but we are no better as adults either! Eventually, when
something goes wrong with our body, we begin to wish we had heeded our
mothers’ advice in the first place.

 Good new is, if you do not like to eat them, it is not a bad idea to drink them! Now, now, don’t gross out; you can make delicious juices by mixing fruits and
vegetables. It is a clever and efficient way of consuming them in required measures. All it takes is one glass a day to keep your health soaring high.

Mixed Fruit & Cucumber Juice

Having Monday blues? It’s a perfect on-the-go power drink, which not only strengthens your digestive tract but also has numerous compounds that function as anti-oxidants and anti-cancer agents. You may also add spinach in this juice.

Spinach, also being an excellent source of iron, is vital for menstruating women who are at a risk of iron deficiency. The cooling cucumber promotes hair growth due to its high silicon and sulphur content, and is also a powerful diuretic. Cucumber is also a valuable remedy for arthritis, gout and rheumatism.

Orange Carrot Juice

A heavy work out? A long day at work? Want a punch to revive yourself? Simply gulp down a glass of a potent mix of orange and carrot juice. Carrot juice, a rich source of vitamin A, helps the liver flush out toxins from the body, while the beta carotene
is very beneficial to the eyes. It is also regarded as a remedy for gallstone
troubles, liver diseases, tuberculosis and scanty menstruation. The juice also gives relief to pregnant women who suffer from nausea and vomiting.

Mixed Fruit Beetroot Juice

Want to try something new? Mixed fruit and beetroot juice contributes to strengthening the body's lymphatic system. It also fights anaemia by fortifying the blood. Moreover, its high antioxidant content helps fight infection. It also eases menstrual problems and delays the onset of menopause.

(The writer is a nutritionist)