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Can Healthy Drinks Help in Controlling Chronic Illness?

How effective are healthy drinks against chronic illnesses?

Lemongrass Juice


Are you familiar with lemongrass or more popularly known as Tanglad in the Philippines? It gives any dish an aromatic flavor. Besides giving flavor to the food, it has countless health benefits. It can detoxify your body, especially your kidney, liver, bladder, pancreas, and digestive tract. It cleanses the body by getting rid of the unwanted toxic substances. Since it has amazing detoxifying properties, lemongrass can also bring down blood pressure. It can relax the abdomen relieving you from gastrointestinal problems. If you want to reap the benefits of this wonder plant, you can have lemongrass juice. You can mix 6 large stalks of fresh lemongrass, 6 tablespoons of sugar, and 8 cups of water. Add Pandan for more flavor.

Mangosteen Juice


Mangosteen is rich in antioxidants, such as xanthone. This element has anti-cancer effects, especially against breast cancer. This kind of cancer is common among half the population of women in the world. By pulping the Mangosteen fruit, you can extract and pasteurize its juice. Most of the benefits are from the hull or rind, which means you must use the whole Mangosteen fruit. This juice could even help women who are already on the stage four of their breast cancer. You can buy Mangosteen juice concentrate in the market.

Wheatgrass Juice


This may not yet be very popular in the market, but wheatgrass is known to perform miracles in keeping the body healthy. Wheatgrass has chlorophyll, which can effectively draw out the toxins from your body and fight the tumors and causes that lead to cancer. That same chlorophyll content can heal tissue internally, keeps the brain and body tissue function at its best, has antibacterial properties and makes the skin healthy. The chlorophyll in the wheatgrass is like hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the blood. This means wheatgrass can increase red-blood cells and lower blood pressure. It also cleanses the organs and the blood. It normalizes blood pressure by dilating the pathways of blood throughout the body. It can destroy poisonous carbon dioxide and promote better metabolism.  Preparing your wheatgrass juice is quiet easy. You simply have to trim the root ends of the wheatgrass. Make sure it is fresh. Remove any dirt using water. Put the trimmed wheatgrass on your juicer and extract the juice. Refrigerate it for 30 minutes and add other fruits for more flavor.

Raspberry Juice


Raspberry is rich in antioxidants, fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Not only is it healthy, it is also very delicious. Pick raspberry juice from the country yard to make sure you have the best and freshest ones. Choose the ripe ones with deep colors. First, you have to rinse it with water. Put a quart of water along with the raspberry in the blender. Add two tablespoons of honey. Blend it until it is liquefied. Put it in a glass and add four ice cubes. It’s as simple as that. By drinking raspberry juice, your child can be treated from gastrointestinal infection, which is very common among the young ones. It can also delay the aging process, because it protects your body from free radical, with all the antioxidants that it has.

Other healthy juices that can protect you from chronic illnesses:

  • Dragon Fruit – rich in nutrients
  • Pomegranate fruit – Rich in antioxidants and flavonoids
  • Guyabano – Most potent natural fighter of cancer
  • Cucumber juice – Skin condition treatment
  • Goji Berry and Goji Juice – Boost immune system and reduce cholesterol




About the Author:

Elena Shephard who lives in New York, Albany, USA. She is an independent researcher by profession who loves writing and hanging around with friends. In her spare time, she enjoys reading about healthy food recipes and write certain health and beauty related articles for online websites, journals, etc. The best part of her job is generating awareness about the many remedial factors; one can carry out from his/her daily life practices, with the help of her writing skills. Get in touch with her on Facebook and Twitter