Love W

Watermelon is considered the best fruit to beat Malaysia’s scorching hot weather. We introduce to you, the newest addition to our cold-pressed family, LOVE W. Curious what’s in it? It’s a perfect blend of delicious watermelon, beet root and apple! This refreshing juice is not only pleasant to the taste buds, but has many health benefits in it as well.

Watermelon is a rich source of lycopene, the carotenoid compound that gives watermelon their red colour. It is one of the important anti-oxidants for our body. A study conducted in South Korea has found that lycopene may benefit heart health by boosting our body’s natural antioxidant defences and protects against DNA damage (1). Lycopene also has cholesterol-lowering properties and blood pressure-lowering effect (2).

Next, all the ladies would want to listen up! Lycopene has anti-aging properties! It is beneficial for the skin as the antioxidants will decrease free radicals from the body and supresses the process of aging effectively. Watermelon acts as a natural moisturizer and keeps the skin glowing and well hydrated. Too good to be true, no?

As for all the men in the house, the benefits are great for men too! Lycopene is proven to enhance prostate health. A Canadian study reported that lycopene plus selenium and vitamin E was effective in inhibiting prostate cancer in mice. Thus the researchers concluded that lycopene is an essential component of the selenium/vitamin E combination in helping to prevent prostate cancer. (3)

mojito

For the coming Chinese New Year house-party, here’s a recipe to whip up a special cocktail for your guests! To make our version of a LOVE W mojito, you will need:

Ingredients

1 bottle LOVE W

1 oz Rum (optional)

5 oz Sprite or 7-up soda drink

8-10 Mint leaves

1 oz lime juice

½ cup ice

Method

  1. Add all the ingredients into a jug and mix together.
  2. Pour the juice into 2 glasses. Garnish with mint leaves. Enjoy!

 

Reference:

  1. Ji Young Kim. Effects of lycopene supplementation on oxidative stress and markers of endothelial function in healthy men. Atherosclerosis. March 2011. 215(1); 189–195.
  1. Ried K,Fakler P. Protective effect of lycopene on serum cholesterol and blood pressure: Meta-analyses of intervention trials. Epub 2010 Dec 15. 68(4):299-310.
  1. Vasundara Venkateswaran. A Combination of Micronutrients Is Beneficial in Reducing the Incidence of Prostate Cancer and Increasing Survival in the LadyTransgenic Model. Cancer Prev Res May 2009 2; 473

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西瓜,是被公认在这炎热天气里最佳的消暑水果。在此推荐我们全新的LOVE W,它采用西瓜、甜菜根及苹果慢磨榨汁而成! 这瓶LOVE W喝起来不止清爽可口,而且还能带来不少的健康好处呢!

西瓜富含番茄红素,这是一种红色的分子,叫类胡萝卜素。它是我们身体其中一个重要的抗氧化剂。有一项在南韩的研究显示,茄红素能促进心血管健康,因为它能加强人体内的天然抗氧化防御和防止DNA被破损(1)。此外,它也有降低胆固醇及血压的特性(2)。

接下来,所有女士们要注意咯!茄红素有抗老化的本质!它能减少体内的自由基及抑制老化的过程。西瓜也是天然的滋润霜,让您的肌肤补补水,看起来晶莹透亮。爱美的女人可要好好吃西瓜保养美容咯。

不仅如此,西瓜对男士们也很好的哟!一项在加拿大完成的研究报告指出茄红素加上硒和维生素E在老鼠体内能有效抑制前列腺癌。因此,他们总结出茄红素是硒和维生素E在帮助预防前列腺癌中必要的元素(3)。

mojito

在这即将来临的华人新年,来做一些特制饮品给你的客人吧!调制这杯LOVE W mojito,您需要:

材料

1 瓶 LOVE W

1 oz 朗姆酒

5 oz Sprite or 7-up soda 汽水

8-10 薄荷叶

1 oz 青柠檬汁

½ 杯 冰

方法

  1. 准备一个坛子,把所有的材料混合在一起。
  2. 把混合好后的饮料倒去两个玻璃杯中。用薄荷叶做装饰。好好享用!

 

参考资料:

  1. Ji Young Kim. Effects of lycopene supplementation on oxidative stress and markers of endothelial function in healthy men. Atherosclerosis. March 2011. 215(1); 189–195.
  1. Ried K,Fakler P. Protective effect of lycopene on serum cholesterol and blood pressure: Meta-analyses of intervention trials. Epub 2010 Dec 15. 68(4):299-310.
  1. Vasundara Venkateswaran. A Combination of Micronutrients Is Beneficial in Reducing the Incidence of Prostate Cancer and Increasing Survival in the LadyTransgenic Model. Cancer Prev Res May 2009 2; 473