What you need to know: It turns out that one of our favorite ingredients for making watermelon juice, mojitos and ice cream-esque smoothies is particularly therapeutic to the body! Mint leaves are an herb that have repeatedly been proven in research to be an effective treatment for all kinds of aches and pains. From indigestion to flatulence, to nausea and irritable bowel syndrome, mint brings relief to digestive disorders and upset stomaches. It’s also the best way to freshen the breath, and possibly even halt the growth of harmful bacteria and fungus in the bod.
Why you should try it: Other than being a natural way to ease a sour stomach, mint may also have the potential to prevent certain forms of cancer. The oils contained in mint called monoterpenes have been shown in research to prevent the carcinogenesis process at both the initiation and promotion/progression stages. In particular, the miraculous minty oils target cancers of the breast, liver, lung, and pancreas – and may be effective in treating leukemia.
Let’s get together: The options are endless when it comes to finding ways to eat mint! Being the juice addicts that we are, we recommend getting your daily dose by enjoying a bottle of Pressed Juicery’s Citrus 2 or Citrus 3. The combination of pineapple, apple, lemon and mint in Citrus 2 is the perfect sweet treat, or get your metabolism revved up with Citrus 3’s synergy of grapefruit and mint. Drink up!