The health benefits of cranberry juice include relief from urinary tract infection, respiratory disorders, kidney stones, cancer, and heart disease. It is also beneficial in preventing stomach disorders and diabetes, as well as gum diseases caused by dental plaque.
Due to its high content of vitamin C and zinc, strawberry juice provides a boost to your entire immune system, helping to fight infections such as colds and flu. Strawberry juice is also known to alleviate conditions such as pneumonia, malaria, constipation, and diarrhea. Its high vitamin C content also helps the body absorb iron from food and aid in raising vitamin and iron levels in the body, preventing anemia. Strawberries also aid digestion, lower cholesterol and improve glucose tolerance. Strawberry juice is also beneficial to weight maintenance. Drinking strawberry juice suppresses your appetite, aiding weight loss and regulation.
Drinking blueberry juice is healthy for your heart. Blueberries are also rich in antioxidants such as anthocyanins and chlorogenic acid, which are known to prevent and fight different types of cancer. Blueberries are responsible for lowering cholesterol levels in your blood, and can be helpful in preventing diabetes. For those who already have diabetes, drinking blueberry juice can aid in improving insulin sensitivity. Consuming blueberries is also beneficial for those who are attempting to lose weight.
Pineapple juice contains the enzyme bromelain, which is a natural anti-inflammatory agent and digestive enzyme. Bromelain helps reduce inflammation and pain following surgery and encourages the healing of bruises, according to New York University's Langone Medical Center. It may also help reduce inflammation caused by sinusitis. As an enzyme, bromelain promotes good digestion by helping the body break down proteins.
I have found this works best on an empty stomach in the morning ensuring good energy levels throughout the day.
1/4 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
2-3 frozen strawberries
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
2 - 3 small pineapple slices
2-3 tsp. ground flaxseed
1 -2 tsp.. coconut oil (begin small, coconut can be a laxative)
1/2 tsp. raw honey
1 tab. dried coconut, unsweetened
1/2 - 1 scoop protein powder (rice or pea)
filtered water to barely cover fruit
Place all in a blender. Whirl until smooth. Unsweetened cranberry juice will prevent further UTI infections if you are prone to these. Rice and Pea protein powders are hypoallergenic and will prevent further flare ups.