Fighting wrinkles with fresh veg!

May 14, 2019

Petra’s Raw Cakes serve up fresh veg smoothies at Malak Marketplace

There are so many benefits to making your own fresh smoothie and for many of us, it’s the perfect quick meal on the go, without any hidden nasties.

By using a creamy fruit (banana) or veggie (avocado) as a base and topping up with your favourite fruits and veggies, you are providing your body with beneficial fats, essential vitamins and minerals.

Anti-ageing fruit and veg!

Many fruits and vegetables perfect for smoothies also boast anti-ageing benefits. Oranges, broccoli, blueberries and spinach are among the top anti-ageing fruits and vegetables available. Oranges, blueberries, and broccoli are loaded with vitamin C, which fights the signs of ageing, and broccoli and spinach contain coenzyme Q10, which has been shown to be effective in the treatment of wrinkles.

The vitamin C kick

Using fruits and vegetables in your smoothies that are high in vitamin C can also help you maintain a healthy and responsive immune system. This will help you fight off colds, flus and various viruses. Grapefruits, oranges, tangerines, and lemons contain very high levels of vitamin C. Using these citrus juices as a liquid is a great way of packing in a super dose of vitamin C into your next smoothie whilst helping slow the oxidation process of your fruit and vegetables – two birds with one orange!

Anti-inflammatory qualities too…

A diet rich in foods that have anti-inflammatory effects are another great way to boost your heart’s overall condition and health. By keeping existing problems in check, anti-inflammatory fruits and vegetables, such as blackberries, raspberries and cranberries, can ease the burden on your heart and increase triglycerides in the blood.

These fruits and vegetables can also have the benefit of reducing the symptoms of arthritis and other diseases which are caused by inflammation. Furthermore, anti-inflammatory fruits and vegetables reduce skin puffiness, which can help us to keep looking more youthful longer.

(We strongly advise that you see a qualified nutritionists for tailored dietary advice).

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