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7 Fresh Summer Juice Recipes From the East African Islands and Their Benefits

So summer is here and one of the most important things we need during the long summer days is to stay hydrated. But there are places in the world where summer never goes away. Take my home town Mombasa for instance: the temperature is above 95 degrees most of the year.

 

I am about to give you fresh drink recipes and their benefits that you have not read in any blog before. These are healthy drinks that are easy to make and are so soothing that you are going to thank me for this.

 

Remember, where I come from food is mostly prepared by instinct and no exact measures are available a lot of the time. So please add ingredients based on your own taste and use HONEY or any other healthy sweetener to your taste.

 

The best way is to use a juicer, if you don’t have one just blend and use a sieve.


 

Garlic

Garlic’s health benefits are well known- image by SOMMAI

1- Juice Ya Epo

Ingredients

Carrot – 1 medium

Garlic – 1 clove (one section of the whole garlic)

Apple – 1 medium

Directions

Blend the mixture together with 250 – 300 ml of water.

Benefits

The combination of carrots, apples and garlic consumed for 21 days, is believed to help clean toxins in the body and increase the body’s overall strength.

 


Pumpkin

Pumpkin not only gives great texture and taste but has many benefits too – image by twobee

2- Juice Ya Tango

Ingredients

Apple – 1 medium

Pumpkin – 1 250 grams

Celery + leaves – 250 grams

Directions

Blend the mixture together with 250 – 300 ml of water.

Benefits

This juice is definitely worth trying. It is believed to be an anti-oxidant, cholesterol killer, stomach cleanser, and a headache remedy.


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11 Cures Thanks to Eating Bananas

Bananas

Bananas contain anti-cancer agents.
Photo by thanunkorn

1 Kills Depression

Bananas contain tryptophan, which the body converts into serotonin. Serotonin is known for its relaxing attributes, mood improvement, and that happy feeling.

2 Pacifies PMS Moods

The B6 vitamin found in bananas regulates blood glucose levels and improves your mood.

3 Stops Anaemia in its Tracks

Bananas are high in iron; they stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood. Continue reading