There are many health benefits to drinking freshly pressed, raw juice. Too many to fit into one article. One such benefit is the effect it can have on your brain, and by harnessing such power, you can ensure you always have the mental edge.
There is a whole array of beneficial vitamins, compounds and other nutrients to be found within freshly pressed raw juices. They all work to benefit the brain – maintaining structure, function and efficiency. However, the juice of one particular juice shines through more than any, and that is the juice of beets.
Research has found that fresh beet juice increases blood flow to the brain, improving its overall health and efficiency. You could look at it this way: blood is the brain’s energy source, its fuel; when you supply it with more than normal, it gives it more to work with, increasing function and performance across the board.
This is all thanks to the high nitrate content of beetroots. Nitrate isn’t just something you find in your everyday garden fertiliser, it is a highly beneficial nutrient for the body as well, (don’t go scooping down your garden fertiliser though. It will do you no favours!). With nitrate, the body can produce nitrite, which dilates blood vessels and improves blood flow. Not only does this boost the brain, but also improves your circulation system as a whole.
In order to really benefit, you need to get just the right amount, preferably in a blend of other various healthy fruit and vegetable juice. You can get this blend from our Uzuma Vibe juice, which has been perfectly balanced to hit the mark.
The nitrate in beet juice is not the only compound found within our juices that benefit the brain. To stay on the edge, you will need a healthy balance of other vitamins and nutrients as well. The following are a few more that can be found in Uzuma juice:
Potassium is used by the brain and central nervous system to ensure electrical signals are sent efficiently and without trouble. It reduces the ‘brain fog’ many of us encounter during a particularly hard day, and helps maintain brain cell function.
Found within the leafy greens we use in our juices, vitamin K fights oxidative stress and protects the brain from damage and degeneration. It is an essential part of brain function, and making sure you have enough will keep you brain in top from.
Although often associated with the immune system, vitamin C has an important role to play in the brain. Not only is it a powerful antioxidant, protecting the brain from damage and degeneration, it is also used to synthesise the chemicals that relay messages between the cells.