Not only will this juice lift your spirits and have you dreaming of a tropical paradise, but it’s also highly nutritious, serves as a great digestive aid, and delivers many other health benefits, such as reducing inflammation and enhancing the beauty of your skin.
Papaya is rich in the antioxidant Vitamins C and E, as well as beta-carotenes. It is a wonderful source of papain, a proteolytic enzyme that helps break down proteins in food. These antioxidants and enzymes are also very effective at reducing inflammation. With its high arginine levels, papaya helps increase male virility by boosting nitric oxides levels, which dilates blood vessels and increases blood flow to the penis as well as other areas like the heart and brain.
Pineapple contains high levels of the proteolytic enzyme, bromelain. Bromelain is a potent anti-inflammatory agent, digestive aid, and appetite suppressant. Pineapples are excellent sources of the free radical scavenging and collagen-promoting Vitamin C and beta-carotene. They also contain B vitamins like folates, thiamin, pyridoxine, and riboflavin as well as minerals like copper and manganese. Manganese is a cofactor for the enzyme superoxide dismutase, which is an extremely powerful free radical scavenger and anti-inflammatory.
Ingredients: (serves 3)
1/2 Pineapple, skin removed
1/2 Papaya, seeds and skin removed
Instructions: Cut the skin off of the pineapple and papaya. Remove the seeds from the papaya. Juice the pineapple first, then juice the papaya. Stir briefly to mix. Drink before a meal for optimum anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits.
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