Cholesterol-Reducing Juices

14th July 2015

Goodbye cheeky cholesterol – goodbye for good!! Blast away the atherosclerosis with these beautiful and delicious juices. You can make them at home with few little equipment, and they’ll have you feeling better than ever in no time.

Whether you have problems with your heart, elevated bad cholesterol levels or just want to make sure things don’t go pear-shaped later on, we have some perfect recipes for you. Let’s get started!

The sort of thing you want to be putting into your body to reduce high cholesterol levels include all types of green veggies, and almost all other types of fruit and vegetables, which contain a type of soluble fibre that helps to absorb dietary cholesterol.

Food rich in niacin (that’s vitamin B3, in case you were wondering) like avocados, kale, mushrooms, peas, broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes and green peppers are perfect for decreasing the amount of cholesterol our body makes, too, so pop them into recipes you like in large or small quantities.

Vitamin E fights LDL and prevents oxidation of cholesterol so it doesn’t clog your arteries. Choose spinach, squash, chard, spirulina and lots of fruits like blueberries, blackberries, kiwis, mangos, peaches and papaya to make sure you get enough in.

Vitamin C, found in Swiss chard, butternut squash, kale, bok choi and strawberries, passion fruit, and citrus fruit tops off the cocktail so that cholesterol simply has no chance.

Recipes for cholesterol-reducing juices

Delightful beets in a glass

This recipes makes the most of the powerful heart-supporting beetroot, ginger and sweet potato. The sweetness of the beetroot, carrot, sweet potato and apple also make it a very popular, sweet choice for any time of day.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized apple, cored
  • 1 beetroot
  • 8 medium carrots
  • 1/3 of an inch of ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 big orange
  • 1 5 inch sweet potato

To make this juice, blend or juice all the veggies in juicer, then strain any remaining fibre out through a clean muslin cloth, sock or nut milk bag. Add the olive oil and stir is well. Enjoy.

The fog crusher

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Crush the fog in your pipes with this potent potion that’s chock full of nutrients for the whole body, but which specifically targets getting your cholesterol levels down.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium apples
  • 1/4 head of red cabbage
  • 1 medium carrots
  • 1/2 inch of ginger root
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 handfuls of spinach

To make this lovely juice, blend and strain or juice all the ingredients, then cool and serve.

Sweet, sweet potato pie

Who doesn’t like sweet potato pie? Never had it? Well, yeah, it is very popular in the States, and is well worth making if you get inspired to look up some recipes online, but before that, get some of this sweet, healthy juice inside you. It’s all the rage in Singapore, apparently.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized apples
  • 6 medium carrots
  • 1 sweet potato that’s around 5 inches long

Juice or blend and strain. Enjoy!

Memorising your ABCs

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Loading up on your vitamin A, B and C isn’t tricky when you have this recipe to hand. It’s so easy that you’ll memorise it in no time and be able to share it with the people you love, too. Three simple ingredients. Enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium apples
  • 1 beetroot
  • 6 medium carrots

Simple blend and strain or juice and serve.

Greens aid

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As mentioned above, greens are so important when it comes to lowering cholesterol. This juice is sweet and slightly salty, thanks to the sodium content of the celery and spinach. If you like the tangy flavours of lime and lemon, increase the amounts and you’ll also increase this recipe’s vitamin C content.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium-sized apples
  • 3 or 4 medium stalks of celery
  • 2 kale large leaves
  • 1 lemon, peeled and de-seeded
  • 4 handfuls of spinach

Juice all ingredients or blend and strain.

Blueberries are smooth

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Blueberries are smooth and know exactly how to target inflammation in the arteries. Cool down the heat and give yourself an inner cleansing and refreshing session with this scrumptious blueberries smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 1 handful of frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 avocado pear
  • 1 cup of coconut water or just water
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 serving of vanilla whey protein powder or other protein shake mix
  • 1 serving of green powder (e.g. spirulina, chorella, etc.) – optional
  • sweetener of choice – honey, stevia, xylitol or agave
  • 4 ice cubes

Blend!

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