When the heat of the summer is cranked up, there’s nothing better than a refreshing glass of fresh juice to quench your thirst. Visique patient Crystal Schaan has the right idea with this nutritious seasonal juice.
Carrots are beneficial for overall vision health. Being rich in beta-carotene, the carotenoid pigment is an essential precursor for vitamin A. Deficiencies in vitamin A are the leading causes of blindness in the developing world and a lack of vitamin A can also lead to the development of cataracts, macular degeneration, and xerophthalmia (a disease which is characterized by dry eyes, swollen eyelids, and corneal ulcers).
The orange veggie is also a sufficient provider of lutein, which is an important antioxidant. Lutein-rich foods are known to increase the density of pigment in the macula, the yellow-shaped oval area in the center of the retina. As pigment density increases, the retina is protected more and the risk for macular degeneration decreases.
Armed with this knowledge, and the soluble fibre gained from separating the pulp whilst juicing, this Peach Goodness recipe is a win-win.
Basil (fresh), 3 leaves
Carrots, 14 medium
Lemon, 1/2 fruit
Peaches, 5 medium
Add ingredients into a juicer in the following order for best flavour: basil, lemon, peaches, and carrots.
Optional: top it off with a mint garnish.
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