Antioxidant Elixir

Tomatoes aren't just meant for salads; you can juice them and benefit from their amazing antioxidant power (lycopene)! Learn more below.

Ingredients

  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 grapefruits (peeled)
  • Small piece of ginger (peeled)

Benefits

The tomato has  vitamins A, C, and K, as well as significant amounts of vitamin B6, folate, and thiamin. Tomatoes are also a good source of potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, and copper. Furthermore, the colourful compound lycopene is found in watermelons, pink grapefruits, apricots, and pink guavas. It is particularly high in tomatoes.

The grapefruit is a powerful nutrient combination of fiber, potassium, lycopene, vitamin C and choline in grapefruit all help to maintain a healthy heart. One study found that a diet supplemented with fresh red grapefruit positively influences blood lipid levels, especially triglycerides.

Ginger has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries. The phenolic compounds in ginger are known to help relieve gastrointestinal irritation, stimulate saliva and bile production and suppress gastric contractions and movement of food and fluids through the GI tract. It helps with nausea, pain reduction and inflammation.