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Red Cabbage and Apple Juice, the Drink of Health

Updated on November 1, 2020
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Red cabbage and apple juice, a good and healthy drink

Red cabbage and apple juice is a fresh and healthy drink. It is the classic health drink, made with genuine ingredients, light and rich in nutritional properties. From this point of view, it is on the same level as the best centrifuges in circulation. Indeed, perhaps it offers something more. To understand why, we need to talk about the ingredients, starting with the formidable red cabbage. It is not a very popular vegetable, precisely because it is a rare variant of "normal" cabbage.

In fact, red cabbage is really red (pardon the pun), or at least tending to purple. The reason for this bizarre colour is simple: it contains many anthocyanins, antioxidant substances that are good for the body at various levels, from the heart to the metabolic processes of the cells (even helping to reduce the risk of cancer). The taste of red cabbage looks a lot like normal cabbage. As for the nutritional properties, there is a consistent supply of vitamins, and in particular of vitamin A, C, E and K. Red cabbage does not disappoint even in terms of mineral salts, in fact, it provides a lot of calcium and magnesium. Finally, the quantities of iron are not irrelevant.

The unsuspected nutritional qualities of the apple

Apple plays an important role in this red cabbage juice. It is in fact peeled and cored, centrifuged and added to the centrifuged red cabbage. Its impact from the point of view of taste is important, but it does not cover but goes well with the other ingredients. The apple is a welcome presence as it is a fairly common and very consumed fruit, and for this reason, taken for granted, but which can give a lot in nutritional terms. "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is not only a saying but also a statement very close to reality.

First, the apple is very rich in vitamins. The reference is in particular to vitamin C, present in quantities not very different from those of oranges and other citrus fruits. As everyone knows, vitamin C is essential as it contributes to the good performance of the immune system. As for the calorie intake, apples, even if sugary, are actually very light. In fact, we speak of only 52 kcal per 100 grams. Among the mineral salts, we also find potassium, an essential tonic for our muscles, present in considerable doses. The apple also contains quercetin, responsible for a moderate anti-inflammatory action and a high antioxidant power.

The therapeutic peculiarities of ginger

Ginger is another key ingredient in red cabbage and apple juice. Specifically, it is minced (without peel of course) and centrifuged together with the apple cut into pieces. The mixture of apples and ginger is then combined with the red cabbage, which is centrifuged separately. Ginger acts with a double role: on the one hand, it gives a spicy note to the juice, on the other, it creates some excellent benefits for the body that makes this drink truly healthy.

In fact, ginger was considered in the past as food with therapeutic effects. The reference is above all to its anti-inflammatory action, according to some comparable to that of NSAID drugs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). Just like these drugs, it increases blood pressure, so it's great for those with low blood pressure. Conversely, ginger should not be consumed in excessive doses by hypertensive people. I specify that the doses that I have established for this recipe are harmless for one and the other category. For the rest, ginger also contains antioxidants that slow down cellular ageing, reduce the risk of contracting tumours and protect the cardiovascular system by helping to keep it in good shape.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 red cabbage;
  • 2 apples;
  • 3 cm of fresh ginger;
  • Natural water as required

Instructions

To prepare the proposed centrifuged, start by washing the red cabbage and removing the hardest part. The rest, reduce it into very thin slices. Put these slices in the juicer and run the motor, then pour the liquid into a bowl. Now peel the apples by removing the core, the internal woody parts and the seeds, then cut them into small pieces. Using a sharp knife, remove the peel from the ginger and make a fairly fine mince. Then put the chopped apples, the red cabbage juice and the finely chopped ginger in the juicer. Finally, also add some water so that the mixture reaches the consistency you prefer. Operate, spin everything and pour the liquid into the glasses. The red cabbage and apple juice should be consumed immediately and perhaps accompanied by a few slices of apple on the edge of the glass.

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