After months of hot, humid weather mixed in with a couple of crazy storms, we’ve finally reached Autumn which means, breezier weather is on the horizon and so are UGG boots (when it’s cold enough!). Now is such a great time for us all to start strengthening the immune system with nutrient dense fruit and veg that are rich in Vitamin C and living enzymes. To make the ‘five a day’ in-take all the more easier we’ve developed our ‘Autumn Special,’ a grapefruit based cold pressed juice that will act as your one-two punch for combating the cool change. Tart and tangy with an underlying sweetness, grapefruit juice hosts an array of health benefits that truly rivals the ever popular orange. Check it out below…
THE AUTUMN SPECIAL INGREDIENTS:
– Cloudy Apple
– Fresh Mint
1/ Boost That Immunity
Grapefruit is an amazing source of vitamin C; a vitamin that helps to support the immune system. This guy is a total cold fighter helping prevent and minimise cold symptoms. Vitamin C also prevents free radical damage that triggers the inflammatory cascade and therefore reduces the severity of inflammatory conditions… think asthma, arthritis etc. As free radicals can oxidise cholesterol, vitamin C is also beneficial for the cardiovascular system. Owing to the multitude of health benefits from vitamin C, it’s not surprising that research shows consumption of fruits like grapefruit is associated with a reduced risk of death from all sorts of causes including heart disease, strokes and even cancer!
2/ An Anti-oxidant Powerhouse
Not all fruit juices are the same and they differ based on their compounds and antioxidant activity. According to various studies grapefruit juice ranks among the highest in anti-oxidant properties and our second Autumn Special ingredient, cloudy apple, is way up there too on the anti-oxidant score card. The high anti-oxidant levels of both these ingredients are also particularly nourishing for our largest organ – skin! Not only do they help protect your skin from various diseases but they also aid in creating a more youthful appearance by fighting the ageing process.
3/ Curb The Cravings
Grapefruit is a tried and tested method to help those who are looking to shave a few inches from their waistline. Grapefruit has a fat burning enzyme that ensures the reduction of starch and sugar content in the body. The fibre content makes you feel full and so reduces the damage from crash dieting. The high content of water in grapefruit also helps make up for fluid and electrolyte loss if you’re heavy into exercising!
RECIPE: COLD PRESSED SEA BREEZE
Makes one cocktail
- 120 ml of Cali Press Autumn Special juice
- 40 ml of vodka
- 30 ml organic cranberry juice
- Fill a chunky tumbler (or high ball) glass with ice
- Pour in vodka, cranberry juice and Cali Press Autumn Special juice
- Stir gently… and enjoy a super refreshing cocktail