5 fruit and vegetable extracts for weight loss

- Estratti, i.e. fruit and vegetable juices obtained using a special appliance, theextractor, which, unlike traditional centrifuges, works at very low speeds, allowing to preserve even more the nutritional properties of the vegetables, are ideal in spring. In fact, they provide antioxidants, vitamins, minerals ed enzymes which help detoxify the body. They also contain tanta water, useful for promoting hydration of the body and fighting the retention water and the swelling.

However, they must be prepared with the right ingredients. "To prevent the extract from turning into a too sweet and caloric mix due to excess fructose, the sugar naturally contained in fruit, the ideal is to focus above all on vegetables and limit yourself to 1 or 2 fruits per extract », suggests the nutritionist Mariarosa Di Lella.  

To prevent vitamins from dispersing in contact with the air, drink the extract immediately after preparing it. If you want to consume it in the following hours, perhaps in the office, keep it in a hermetically sealed glass bottle and place it in the refrigerator or cooler bag.

Below you will discover the recipes detoxifying e depurative e antifame of our expert.


Recipe: pour into the extractor 1 raw artichoke, 1 sprig of parsley, 1 handful of dandelion leaves, 2 cm of carefully brushed ginger root, half a lemon with the peel (without peel if it is not organic) and operate the appliance. 

Why it works: this extract contains many antioxidants that help the body to boost the immune system and get rid of waste substances that slow down the metabolism and accumulate extra pounds.

Il artichoke is full of polyphenols such as cinnarine, a substance found in the leaves and stem that stimulates diuresis and helps expel toxins. Parsley e lemoninstead, they are a concentrate of vitamin C, useful for detoxifying the body. Ginger e dandelion they have purifying properties: their active ingredients stimulate the functionality of the organs used for the elimination of toxins, liver and kidneys.  


Recipe: pour 250 g of strawberries, a few mint leaves, a piece of ginger root, 1 glass of fresh lemon juice into the extractor. Mix the drink before serving.

Why it works: this mix is ​​ideal as a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack because it has a high content of water and fibers, which satiate and help keep hunger under control and get to the next meal with less appetite. The fibers also promote the regularity intestinal, without burdening the body with too many calories.


Method: put in the extractor 1 apple with peel, 1 stalk of celery, a cup of spinach, half a cup of parsley, the juice of 1 lemon, 2 radishes.

Why it works: drunk in the morning on an empty stomach, this juice helps keep the metabolism active. The merit is of the high fiber content of apple, celery, spinach, which make the body absorb less sugars and fats.



Recipe: put in the extractor 1 bunch of asparagus, 1 sprig of chicory, 2 carrots, 1 onion and 2 cm of ginger.

Why it works: is ideal against the stagnation and swelling abdominal. Its deflating action is given by the quercetin of which onion is rich, fromasparagus, an amino acid contained in asparagus, and soluble fibers such as fructo-oligosaccharides, present in abundance in chicory and asparagus, which favor the work of the digestive system and nourish the intestinal flora, counteracting swelling and heaviness.


Recipe: 1 orange, 1 handful of dandelion leaves, 1 stalk of celery, 1 sprig of chicory, the juice of one lemon. Put everything in the extractor and operate the appliance.

Why it works: this drink has a draining action and is therefore particularly suitable for those suffering from swelling e stagnation.

Minerals, such as magnesium and potassium, and active enzymes, of which they are rich orange, celery e chicory they favor the elimination of excess fluids through diuresis and help to dry the stagnations on the stomach, legs and thighs.

Drank mid-morning or mid-afternoon, thanks to hers property tonic stimulates the circulation and expels waste substances, responsible for cellulite, retention and other imperfections.

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