Ever since the hit documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead aired on our screens, juicer sales have skyrocketed, and have remained consistently high ever since.
Juicing is a fantastic way of filling your body full of nutrients, as it is not only practical, it’s also cost-effective, convenient, and proven to be hugely beneficial.
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With juicing, fiber from the fruits and vegetables is separated from the foods, leaving you with all of the juices found within the food.
This juice provides a concentrated hit of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients because the foods are juiced raw.
When we cook certain vegetables and fruits, some nutrients are lost during the cooking process. Juicing however, helps to retain them.
Not only that, but without the fiber, the juice is absorbed by our bodies much quicker, meaning we absorb more nutrients needed by the body. If you’re thinking of juicing, here’s a look at four fruits which are perfect for juicing.
Up first we’ll begin with apples.
Apples are a staple ingredient in many a juice enthusiast’s kitchen, and they are a key component of the hugely popular ‘mean green’ juice that Joe Cross from Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, was such a fan of.
Apples are great because they add a gentle sweetness, without containing too much fructose. They’re rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, making them great for the immune system.
Because they’re not packed full of fructose sugars, apples are great for juicing because you can use them fairly liberally, and still not have to worry about taking in too many sugars.
Pineapple is another fruit that is perfect for juicing because it has a wonderful sweet taste, plus it packs a real nutritional punch.
Pineapple is rich in vitamin C, making it great for the immune system, but it is also a potent anti-inflammatory that aids in digestion.
You see, pineapple contains an enzyme known as bromelain which fights inflammation in the body, and promotes good digestive health, which in turn means you can absorb even more nutrients.
If you are planning on juicing, you simply must make sure you have lemons available, and plenty of them.
Lemons are great for juicing because when added to vegetable juices, they help to disguise the taste and smell, making the juice far more refreshing and palatable. However, lemons are also very healthy.
Lemons are citrus fruits which are loaded with antioxidants, including ascorbic acid (that’s vitamin C to you and I).
Despite being very acidic, lemons are ironically an alkalising fruit which help to maintain an alkaline environment if acidity levels in the body become too high.
They also allow the body to absorb more non-heme iron from vegetables such as kale and spinach, which is yet another reason to throw a lemon or two into your bottle of green juice.
Grapes are not only great for making wine, they’re also great for making juice.
Grapes contain very high levels of antioxidants, including Resveratrol and Quercetin, which provide powerful anti-cancer benefits.
On top of that, grapes are also loaded with important minerals, including iron and potassium. Iron helps with haemoglobin production, which in turn improves red blood cell counts and circulation, whilst preventing anaemia.
Potassium helps to prevent painful muscle cramps.