Homemade vegetable juice is one of the few things that are truly great for your health. Juicing is affordable and easy too, serving as a time-saving way to include more fruits and veggies in your diet and use up leftover produce before they go rancid. As long as you limit your intake of the natural sugars and calories involved in juicing recipes, vegetable juices offer great anti-inflammatory benefits for you.
But, many people still find it difficult to start juicing, mostly because vegetable juices can turn up bitter, particularly f they happen to include highly nutritious but quite bitter greens.
Below, you have a simple juicing recipe for a popular juice blend from Venezuela called jugo tres en uno (“3-in-1 juice”) – a delicious, wholesome, anti-inflammatory blend of orange, beet, and carrot juice!
Recipe: Jugo Tres en Uno (Orange, Beet, and Carrot Juice)
- 4 organic oranges
- 1 organic beet
- 2 organic carrots
- Wash and peel the ingredients
- Put them in a juicer and juice. Alternatively, blend them in a blender
- Add natural sweetener like honey or stevia, if desired
The Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of Oranges, Beets, and Carrots
Oranges are an excellent source of potassium, vitamins B and C, and flavonoids, a type of antioxidants which reduce inflammation and help prevent chronic diseases like diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
The vitamin C in oranges helps keep fat levels in the blood in check while B vitamins like folate and thiamine improve digestion and manage type II diabetes.
Beets are high in vitamin B1, as well as many other anti-inflammatory antioxidants, minerals, and nitrates. The antioxidants in beets reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the body, preventing chronic diseases and conditions like atherosclerosis and hypertension. Nitrates improve brain function, while manganese manages diabetes and improves kidney function.
Last but not least, carrots are full of anti-inflammatory antioxidants and minerals like magnesium, iron, and potassium. They are also high in carotenes and vitamin A.