Here's a question for you: how do you get a good natural boost of iron, an increase of oxygen flow in your body, and a good dose of Vitamin C? Here is your answer :)
- 1 lb of spinach leafs
- 2 grapefruits
- 1 lemon
The grapefruit lemon combination neutralizes the green leafy taste. You'll love this combo, enjoy!
I'm sure you already know that spinach is super rich in iron (the plant, non-heme type; see more on iron here). But did you know that the colour of its leafs is attributed to the chemical compound chlorophyll which helps in hormonal balance, detoxification of the body and digestive health? It is also a strong antioxidant - can't ask for more than that, right?!
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.
Lemons are linked to weight loss because they tend to decrease appetite, help with digestion, and lastly, even though they are acidic, lemons balance the pH level of the blood.