Natural juices are a storehouse of vitamins and nutrients needed by the human body. You can prepare a healthy drink yourself, and simple recipes will improve the taste of bored dishes thanks to a natural supplement. Chokeberry has long been famous for its beneficial properties and effectiveness in the fight against viral diseases. A natural product is used all year round, and it is possible to prepare a drink in spring and summer, when it is easy to get sprigs of mountain ash.
The main characteristics of mountain ash
Almond juice, though useful, but not the most popular drink. Rowan is a native of America (for the bush plants need a relatively warm, moderately humid climate). A rowan appeared on the territory of modern Europe not long ago - at the end of the 18th century. Originally bright bushes served as a decoration of the garden or the refined courtyard of the nobility. The beneficial properties of the fruits of mountain ash were first noted by Michurin, and since then a natural drink has been used to treat and prevent diseases of the stomach, skin and blood.
Rowan bushes not only bear beautiful berries, but they themselves are incredibly beautiful, especially in the autumn. Green foliage acquires an unusual purple color, shading bright twigs with juicy berries. The scientific name of the mountain ash is chokeberry, it annually bears juicy, sour-sweet berries, which can be used as an independent natural product or instead of a useful additive to various dishes.
The composition of the healthy drink
Aronia is an unpretentious bush plant that contains proteins, carbohydrates and fats. The balanced composition of the berries allows you to use a natural supplement in the diet. If there are no direct contraindications, rowan can be added to the daily diet of young children.
The natural sugar contained in the bright fruit does not harm the person, so the concentrated nectar from Aronia is very useful and tasty at the same time. Biologically active substances that are part of the berries, help adults and children in the cold season, when the human immune system is the weakest.
The active components of chokeberry, which will help in the treatment and prevention of various diseases:
- beta carotene;
- vitamin complexes (groups B, A and C);
- high content of potassium, calcium and magnesium;
- PP vitamins;
- useful acids (nicotinic and ascorbic).
Preparing a drink from chokeberry for the winter is not just a useful supplement, but a source of vitamins that cannot be found in other products. Tannins, which are part of freshly squeezed juice in combination with organic acids, help patients with cardiovascular problems, people with weak protective mechanisms and patients weakened after prolonged illness.
Calorie chokeberry is relatively small. 100 grams of the product is only 50 kilocalories. Dietary supplement is used to dilute the fresh diet menu and to improve the taste of lean dishes.
Medicinal properties of the drink
The therapeutic properties of the diet product were investigated only at the end of the 20th century. In modern medicine and pharmacology, products with the addition of a concentrate of rowan berries as the main component are often encountered. The healing properties of the juice are also known in folk medicine, the effect of which is based on the use of a completely safe natural base. What will rowan man help? In the detailed table the useful substances which are a part of berries, and their influence on a human body are designated.
|Rowan Juice Component||Medicinal properties|
|Vitamins of group B||Improve the internal metabolic processes in the human body|
|Vitamin complexes (A, C and D)||Improve skin condition, strengthen hair and nails|
|Tanning agent||Promotes rapid regeneration of wounds and damage to the human body|
|Components of calcium and potassium||Strengthen the cardiovascular system, improve blood circulation|
|Iron and iodine||Strengthens the thyroid gland, improves blood counts|
|Manganese||It nourishes the body, strengthens the immune system|
Among the people, mountain ash gruel is valued as a simple antioxidant, for a few days cleansing the human intestines from toxins, and blood from harmful substances. Just a couple of berries added to food reduce the increased pressure, reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, strengthen the endocrine system.
Especially useful natural extract for the gastrointestinal tract. Regular consumption of pressed berries helps in the fight against gastritis and ulcers. Intestinal cleansing with chokeberry occurs gently, without harm to the human digestive system.
The benefits of rowan
The benefits and harms of the natural product will avoid unpleasant and dangerous consequences for adults and children. Before using sour-sweet berries, you should make sure that the benefits of taking the drink will be more than harm. The beneficial properties of freshly prepared juice must be known to both caring parents and people who do not want to strengthen their own immunity with harmful “chemicals” and medicines.
Useful natural product for people suffering from frequent flatulence, with poor performance of the gastrointestinal tract. Patients with gastritis or chronic intestinal diseases use freshly squeezed sour juice to prevent serious illnesses. Tannins, which are found in large quantities in chokeberry berries, eliminate the constant bloating and help to organize the work of the entire digestive system. Over time, regular use of juice improves immunity and people with chronic diseases are much less likely to seek help from specialists.
Iron and vitamin B improve hemoglobin, therefore, chokeberry juice is prescribed to young children. Suitable natural supplement and for the prevention of viral, respiratory diseases. Aronia juice will help with vitamin deficiency and general weakness in the autumn or winter periods.
Drink from chokeberry is useful for removing heavy metals from the human body. The active composition of the freshly squeezed agent helps to neutralize pathogenic microorganisms. Use harvested rowan juice to strengthen the thyroid gland and to reduce cholesterol. Homemade medicinal product is useful to all members of a large family.
Contraindications to the use of Aronia extract completely or partially exclude a useful additive from the diet of an adult and a child. To a natural supplement does not harm the person, before taking the funds should examine the entire list of contraindications.
Aronia juice should not be taken by people with low blood pressure, with an open stomach ulcer, with an increased acidity of the intestines and patients with a threat to the formation of blood clots.
People with poor blood clotting is better not to risk drinking rowan juice in large quantities.
How to use rowan juice
From the dried and fresh berries you can make broths, juices and even wine. The beneficial effects of such drinks are combined with their unusual taste. For the overall strengthening of the immune system using broths made from 20 grams of dry fruit and 200 milliliters of boiling water. For the prevention of atherosclerosis, a handful of fresh berries are used. Wine from chokeberry juice improves overall blood counts and restores the body's defense mechanisms.
With hypertension, it is necessary to drink aronia with the addition of a teaspoon of honey. With colds, you can use a decoction and freshly prepared extract.
How to make juice from chokeberry? The most useful is a freshly made fortified drink. You can prepare the juice in a juice cooker or by using a simple method: it is enough to grind the berries into a mush, and then strain it. The prescription of a remedy depends on the intended purpose of such juice.
How to make juice yourself? The first thing you need to collect fresh berries, gently wash and dry them. In a glass of berries add half a cup of purified water and heated to a temperature of 60 degrees. Boil berries need no more than 30 minutes, but in no case can the water be brought to a boil. The resulting mass is cooled and ground into a blender until uniform. Honey or sugar (optional) is added to the thick juice.
Eat cooked juice can be 2-3 times a day before the main meal. It is stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Prepared juice can be conserved and thus prolong its service life. Useful billet can be stored up to a year in a dry dark room.