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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Getting the most out of juices

EVER wondered what’s the best way to quench your thirst and get the most out of juicing?

You can always mix and match fruits to find the best combination for you, but there are tips to creating the ideal drink to get optimal nutritional value and taste.

“There are no rules to juicing. If you are making juice at home, we don’t expect everyone to know the benefits of each fruit and vegetable. Just consume a wide variety in eight standard servings every day.

“If you can mix something green, yellow, red and orange, you are bound to get your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals,” said Juice Works Sdn Bhd founder and managing director Ling Mooi Li, who is also a certified nutritionist.

You can enjoy a refreshing juice drink by visiting the StarProperty.my Fair 2017 at Sunway Pyramid, Petaling Jaya.

There will be an exciting “juicycle” activity in which the public can “cycle for their juice” by powering a blender.

It is supported by Juice Works Malaysia.

The event is ongoing this weekend from 10am to 10pm at level LG2, Blue and Orange Concourse of the mall.

Ling said juicing is very similar to cooking. Just like a good cook is able to balance the flavour of the dish, keep in mind the flavours that you are adding to the juice.

“Choosing a sweet fruit will mask some of the sour or bitter taste in certain vegetables or fruits. So, choosing a good balance of flavours will make a better tasting juice,” said Ling.

She said the different flavours and colours are a great way to determine what is inside vegetables and fruits.

The sour fruits will generally contain a larger concentration of vitamin C, whereas saltier vegetables will contain more minerals. Meanwhile, vitamin A is usually found in yellow, red and orange fruits and vegetables.

Ling said among the many fruits and vegetables to consider when juicing is watermelon, which besides having a hydrating effect, is also a good source of vitamins A, B6 and C. Watermelons are also rich in lycopene that helps in cancer prevention and heart health.

“Cucumber is hydrating and contains very little calories. It is also great at flushing out toxins from the body and reducing water retention. It is a great source of magnesium and potassium which is good for the skin.”

She said guava is rich in minerals such as manganese and folate and is a source of vitamin C, which is a great antioxidant. While celery has a high percentage of water and electrolytes, and can help prevent dehydration. It is rich in vitamin K, potassium, vitamin B6, folate and vitamin C,” added Ling.

The fair will feature the latest property developments in the market by developers such as Amverton Group, Bandar Utama Development Sdn Bhd, Capitaland and Juta Asia, EcoWorld Development Group Bhd, Gamuda Land, IJM Land Bhd, IOI Properties Group Bhd, Maju KL, Mayland, Paramount Property, See Hoy Chan Sdn Bhd Group, Sime Darby Brunsfield Holding Sdn Bhd, S P Setia Bhd, Sunsuria Bhd, Sunway Bhd, Symphony Life, Tropicana Corporation Bhd and UDA Holdings Bhd.

Property purchasers will stand a chance to win home electrical products worth up to RM10,000 in a lucky draw.

They can join the StarProperty.my Win A Home (WAH) contest for a chance to win a PJ Midtown serviced suite worth over half a million at Section 13, Petaling Jaya by registering at wah.starproperty.my.

For details, visit fair.starproperty.my

Tags / Keywords: Central Region , Family Community , star property fair

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