If there's one thing that we've learnt about juicing our fruits and veggies is that consuming juices is the easiest way to load up on essential nutrients. Not just are juices light in the tummy, they are wholesome and easily digestible. No wonder they are considered ideal for weight loss too! Fruits are often consumed in the form of juices, simply because one can prepare a glass in a jiffy and it is the easiest way to load up on more fruits in one go. Orange is one of the most popular fruits used in juices and smoothies. The tangy, tarty fruit is a favourite for those looking to boost immunity or seeking to shed some kilos. An instant energy booster, a glass of fresh orange juice can lift up your spirits and fill your body with essential nutrients such as vitamin-C, essential for immunity.
Moreover, orange is a negative calorie fruit with zero fat content; meaning, consuming an orange will burn more calories than you ingest by eating it. It is also rich with powerful antioxidants. Orange juice is, in fact, also anti-inflammatory and prevents swelling or bloating of the stomach.
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So, if you are looking to lose some weight and boost immunity, here's an easy, quick and extremely refreshing orange-basil juice that you would love to add to your daily diet. For this simple two-ingredient drink, all you need to do is just blend peeled oranges well with basil leaves and strain into a glass. You may add a teaspoon of honey if you like. Top with more of basil leaves and ice cubes and you're done! One glass of this revitalising drink in the morning is enough to liven up your breakfast.
Find the recipe of orange-basil juice here.
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Health benefits of basil leaves are not unknown. From healthy gut to stronger immunity, benefits of basil leaves are quite a lot and thus we can find it in a number of culinary preparations in India as well as abroad.
Try orange-basil juice at home and let us know your experience in the comments section below.