Apricot juice — the benefits, harm and how to cook it
Calorie content: 55 kcal.
Energy value of the product Apricot juice:
Protein: 0.5 g
Fat: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 12.7 g.
Apricot juice is a drink that is made from the fruits of the apricot tree. Even in ancient times, the drink was classified as a healing tool. Most often it has a significant amount of pulp (see photo). Apricot juice has high acidity, gentle and pleasant aroma and taste.
When choosing apricot juice, pay attention to the consistency of the product, it must be with pulp. See composition: there should not be specified any flavors and flavor enhancers.
Apricot juice should be stored in the refrigerator for no more than 3 days after unpacking.
The benefits of apricot juice are due to the presence of large amounts of vitamins and minerals. It contains organic matter and fiber, which cleanses the intestines from decomposition products and from harmful substances. Pectin, which is also contained in it, has the ability to remove «bad» cholesterol and excess liquid. When drinking juice, the efficiency increases, the memory is strengthened and the whole body is toned. The benefit of the drink for the cardiovascular system is proved, so it strengthens the heart muscle, improves the blood formation process. It is recommended to drink the juice for people with arrhythmia, hypertension and anemia.
With regular use of the drink improves metabolism, bowel function and the state of the mucous. Since there is a large amount of carotene in the apricot juice, the process of formation of new cells is activated, and this substance also resists the aging process. Another carotene has a positive effect on the state of vision. Fresh apricot juice acts as an antibiotic that helps overcome the effects of putrefactive bacteria. Include in your diet drink is in the period of beriberi, as well as in the presence of problems with the thyroid gland.
Apricot juice contains a lot of phosphorus and magnesium, so it improves brain activity, strengthens blood vessels, giving them elasticity. The juice has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system, which helps to cope with insomnia and stress. You can use a drink for weight loss and arrange fasting days on its basis.
Due to its chemical composition, apricot juice is used in many cosmetology products. You can use it for sunburn. On the basis of the drink can be prepared masks for dry, fading and aging skin. Apricot juice acts as a tonic and nutrient. He also has a wound-healing and anti-inflammatory effect, which will be an excellent prevention of the occurrence of acne and various kinds of irritations.
Apricot juice is not only an excellent independent drink, but also an excellent ingredient in cooking for preparing, for example, cocktails. It is also used to make ice cream, jelly, mousses, as well as various creams and fillings for baking.
To make a drink at home, you need to take ripe, clean and whole fruits, without any damage. The pulp should be easily separated from the bone. It is important to remove the stem from the fruit. Take the container, put the prepared fruit in it and add water, calculated that 1 cup of water is needed for 2 kg of apricots. All you need to bring to a boil and leave to boil for 10 minutes. Then the mass should be rubbed through a sieve, add sugar, at the rate of 250 g per 1 l, and boil for another 10 minutes. At the expiration of the time the drink should be poured into clean cans, leaving 1 cm to the top, and corked.
Harm apricot juice can bring people, in the presence of individual intolerance to the product.
It is necessary to take into account the high level of sucrose, therefore, it is necessary to abandon the drink in the presence of diabetes or in the presence of problems with the thyroid gland. To exclude juice from the diet is in the presence of problems with the liver, for example, with hepatitis and various inflammations.
It is worth considering that in the manufacture of juice at home in no case can not use the stone, because they contain a substance that, once in the body, becomes a poison. Care should be taken to drink in case of problems with heart rhythm.
In order not to harm the body, it is necessary to properly drink apricot juice. It is not necessary to do on an empty stomach, as well as drink meat and other products that are difficult to digest.