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Energy Juice by @ChefTijani

Breaking Fast with one of my favorite energy juice to make me run up these hills of #Jamaica in search of the best medicinal plants on the island 🏝 Let’s drink our breakfast together for the next 7 days instead of the carbs and starches most people eat first thing in the morning that steals your energy. We’ll do a juice or fruit smoothie together and let’s see how you feel at the end of 7 days. A salad for lunch is recommended and no meals after sunset 🌅 Can you hang? Let me know! Who’s up for it? Let’s go! - @ChefTijani

Research suggests that coconuts provides nutritious fats and various other potential health benefits producing stamina and vital energy.

Coconut is generally regarded as a source of healthy fat. The meat contains protein and fiber, as well as some essential minerals such as:

  • Iron

  • Manganese

  • Copper

  • Magnesium

Historically, people have used coconut as part of traditional medicine. The meat is said to, among other things:

  • Counteract some poisons

  • Protect against disease

  • Ease inflammation

  • Kill bacteria

Researchers have studied some, but not all, of the potential health benefits of coconut. It could:

Improve your endurance. Coconut meat contains large amounts of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs), a type of saturated fat that is much easier for the human body to digest than animal fats. These fats, also called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), have been demonstrated to boost the endurance of trained athletes.

Give you better oral health. The MCFAs found in coconut meat also contain antimicrobial properties. These can be useful in preventing infections related to root canals and other teeth issues. Although eating coconut meat is not a substitute for proper dental hygiene, it can help kill some of the unwanted bacteria found in your mouth and protect your gums and teeth from infection or cavities.

Help you lose weight. Regularly eating coconut meat might help with weight loss. The MCFAs widely found in coconut meat are associated with fat burning.

Pineapple (Ananas comosus) is an incredibly delicious and healthy tropical fruit. This popular fruit is packed with nutrients, antioxidants and other helpful compounds, such as enzymes that can fight inflammation and disease.

Pineapple and its compounds have been linked to many health benefits, including aiding digestion, boosting immunity and speeding up recovery from surgery, among others.

Here are 8 impressive health benefits of pineapple.

  • Loaded With Nutrients. ...

  • Contains Disease-Fighting Antioxidants. ...

  • Its Enzymes Can Ease Digestion. ...

  • May Help Reduce the Risk of Cancer. ...

  • May Boost Immunity and Suppress Inflammation. ...

  • May Ease Symptoms of Arthritis. ...

  • May Speed Recovery After Surgery or Strenuous Exercise.

Oranges are 'power houses' for energy and vitamin C. Besides, oranges contain phosphorus, minerals and fibers for healthy functioning of your body.

This citrus fruit improves immunity, builds energy and has anti-inflammatory benefits.

The vitamin C in oranges helps your body in lots of ways:

  • Protects your cells from damage

  • Helps your body make collagen, a protein that heals wounds and gives you smoother skin

  • Makes it easier to absorb iron to fight anemia

  • Boosts your immune system, your body's defense against germs

  • Slows the advance of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss

  • Helps fight cancer-causing free radicals

Limes contain many of the vitamins and minerals that are essential to your healthy diet. The flavonoids found in lime juice are thought to reduce your risk of cancer. Vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants are also contained within limes. One ounce of lime juice fulfills 23% of your body's daily vitamin C needs.

Want a cure for the common cold? Besides delivering a huge boost of vitamin C, limes have anti-bacterial and anti-viral qualities that help fight off cholera infections, the cold, and the flu.

Limes are said to be anti-inflammatory agents and can assist in the fight against gout, arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica, and many other inflammation-related diseases. Though they have acidic qualities, lemon and limes are said to become alkaline when they are digested, keeping inflammation to a minimum.

One simple dietary change — adding lemons or limes to your water — can make a huge impact on your daily life and the way you feel. Besides being tart and delicious, lemons and limes are packed with numerous necessary vitamins and minerals that can ease pain, detoxify, and give you that extra boost of energy to get you through your busy day.

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