Guess what? We have a new cocktail on The Brasserie menu and it includes the healthy and wholesome gooseberry growing enthusiastically in our organic garden at Cricket Square.
The health benefits of the gooseberry can be partially attributed to its high vitamin C content. This fruit enhances food absorption, balances stomach acids, fortifies the liver, nourishes the brain and mental functioning, and supports the heart. It also strengthens the lungs, regulates elimination of free radicals, enhances fertility, helps the urinary system, improves skin quality and promotes healthier hair. This fruit acts as a body coolant, flushes out toxins, increases vitality, aids in vision care, improves muscle tone and acts as an antioxidant.
Drinking gooseberry juice with honey is good for improving eyesight and studies have shown it to improve near-sightedness and cataracts while reducing intra-ocular tension. This is mainly due to its impressive carotene content, which has long been known for its powerful effect on vision-related conditions. Vitamin A and carotenes reduce macular degeneration and night blindness.
This powerful little fibre-rich fruit helps the body to absorb calcium in a positive way. Calcium is an essential component of our bones, teeth, and nails, and also ensures that we have beautiful lustrous hair.
Eating foods that are high in protein is one of the most important ways to stay healthy as proteins are an essential part of our body’s metabolic activities. Enzymes can break down plant proteins into amino acids and reassemble them into usable proteins for our body. Protein is necessary for cellular growth, muscle development, organ health and a wide range of metabolic activities that we need to remain healthy.
Now you have every reason to come in and try our deliciously refreshing ‘Garden Gooseberry Fizz’, available on the cocktail menu at the Restaurant.