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September

Juicing for Memory

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It’s said that we’re made up of our memories, and having a good memory is a key component to a full and happy life. Doing what we can to help protect and boost our capacity to remember is a great way to take care of ourselves as we get older. Juicing for memory is a tasty way to activate those little grey cells!

The Juice: Making Memories Tonic

Makes 32 fl oz

Juicing for memory using black grapes and cucumbers makes for a tasty way to take care of your brain!

Ingredients

6 C Black Grapes

1 Large Cucumber

1 Lemon

Directions

Separate the grapes from the stem.

Cut the cucumber to fit (don’t peel unless waxed).

Peel the lemon (optional).

Run all ingredients through your juicer and enjoy!

The Details: Memory-Loving Liquid

The flavonoid compound called fisetin, which is found in cucumbers, may help decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by protecting nerve cells and improving memory. Also key for memory and overall brain function is hydration. The brain is 75% water by mass, and a seemingly small decrease in hydration has been shown to instigate short-term memory loss and reduced cognition. Cucumbers contain important electrolytes that combined with the 96% water found in cucumber make for an excellent hydrating drink.

Black grapes are also a memory-loving powerhouse thanks to resveratrol, an antioxidant touted for its ability to help ward off age-related memory decline with its memory-boosting capabilities. Also beneficial are its anthocyanins, another class of flavonoids, which may help prevent and treat brain disease.

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The Juicer: Nama J2 Juicer

The Nama J2 juicer is a fantastic choice for the home juicer!

I made the Making Memories Tonic on the Nama J2! This juicer is my go-to for my daily juicing needs.

The hopper is what sets the J2 apart from the rest. Just pop open the top, drop your ingredients in, shut the lid, and walk away! You’ll need to do only the most minimal of prep since the hopper is so large. If it fits then you’re good, making for a super fast juicing experience! (Remove any hard pits or seeds, of course.)

You get good yield and nutrient extraction, and it’s very easy to clean. This model is a major favorite with the home juicer set, from beginner to trained professional!

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About the Author

Brett leads the Juicer Test Kitchen. Utilizing his 25 years in the juice production and formulation industry, he brings you expert information on the wide world of juicing. From hands-on juicer reviews, tasty juice recipes, and real-world insights, he helps you get the most out of your juicing experience.

Brett not only has a career background in the juice world, but he is also a lifelong juicing advocate who has personally transformed and maintained his health using the magical powers of juicing and raw living foods.

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