Yuja: what is this oriental drink and what are the benefits

    Yuja: what is this oriental drink and what are the benefits

    La yuja is a Korean traditional drink, antioxidant and rich in vitamins, which arises from the fermentation of yuzu, a citrus fruit typical of South East Asia, similar to lemon or cedar, slightly more rounded.

    That's it full of benefits to be considered, in the Far East, like a medicine. And you start to find us too, in herbalist's shops and organic products shops.

    Professor Ottavio Iommelli helps us to get to know you better.

    • 1. Promotes weight loss

    «You can drink 3 or 4 cups a day, without sweetening, following the preparation instructions on the package. It has a dispersing action against fats so, especially if drunk with meals, it helps to absorb less, giving concrete help in slimming diets ", comments the expert.

    • 2. Stretches the skin

    «Being rich in flavonoids, it stimulates the fibroblasts found in the dermis. It increases the production of elastin and collagen, so the skin appears younger, more relaxed », says Professor Iommelli.

    • 3. Fights microbes

    It is also useful for intestinal infections and sore throats. "To enhance its antimicrobial power, grate a little raw yuzu peel into the drink," advises Iommelli.

    • 4. Help the heart

    «Being very rich in vitamin C, yuja has an antioxidant action and helps protect against inflammation. Regular consumption tends to reduce platelet aggregation and nourish vascular endothelial cells, which are found within the circulatory system, removing the risk of clots, heart attack and stroke », adds our expert.

    • 5. Guarantees a good rest

    "Try it even before sleep because thanks to its essential oils it has a relaxing action on the limbic lobe", explains the expert. Not only does it make you fall asleep easier, but your memory and mood also benefit.

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