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
6 C Black Grapes
1 Large Cucumber
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
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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Hi this recipe looks amazing!
Hiya, Frank! Thanks for the shout-out! I really like this juice, especially during the hot Florida summers.