NUTRITION

Magic salad that relieves inflammation

It's anti-oxidant properties, prevents free radicals from damaging cells that trigger new inflammation.

In Summary

•Its anti-oxidant properties prevent free radicals from damaging cells that trigger new inflammation.

• Strawberries promote the proper functioning of the immune system.

Cucumber and strawberry salad
Cucumber and strawberry salad
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From smoothies, juices, cake toppings or salads, strawberries are known for their high antioxidant properties.

Research published at the National library of medicine shows that inflammation occurs when the immune system becomes stressed and overworked.

Packed with vitamin C, strawberries promote the proper functioning of the immune system and their anti-oxidant properties, preventing free radicals from damaging cells that trigger new inflammation.

Cucumbers, on the other hand, are believed to alleviate symptoms of heart diseases, diabetes, cancer and blood pressure.

They are also good for the Skin as they are an excellent source of Vitamin K and Silica, both of which are essential to healthy, glowing skin.

Ingredients

  • Strawberries
  • Cucumber
  • Watermelon

 

Preparation

In a bowl, dice up strawberries, cucumber and watermelon.

Mix up and enjoy!

Strawberry cucumber juice
Strawberry cucumber juice
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