Juicing Fruits Tastes Great And Is Good For The Body
When most people think about drinking juice, they are generally thinking about fruit juices that are sweet tasting and nutritious. These juices are easier on the palate than vegetable juices and can provide a number of different health benefits when they are 100% natural juice. 100% fruit juices are a convenient way for adults and children to get the recommended daily servings of fruits. Juicing fruits is easy with any type of juicer, so pick out your favorite fruits and start juicing to receive these benefits.
Juice made from natural fruits is considered to be a beverage that is “nutrient dense,” meaning that it has more nutritional value per calorie than other types of beverages. Depending on the types of fruits that you use to create your juice, the calorie content of 4 ounces of 100% juice will be between 60 and 80 calories per serving. This is much lower than the calorie content of many other drinks, including carbonated sodas and diluted juice drinks purchased in stores.
However, nutrition is more than just calories. Fruit juices are packed with naturally occurring phytonutrients, compounds found in plants that help protect against disease and promote good health. Many fruits contain important antioxidants, like lycopene, resveratrol, lutein and quercetin that protect the body’s cells and DNA from damage. 100% fruit juices are also a good source of key nutrients like folate, vitamin C and potassium.
Drinking 100% fruit juice is associated with a more nutritious diet overall. You do not have to add sugar to fruit juice for it to be sweet. Many fruits contain natural sugars that are easily broken down by the body and converted into energy. Consuming juice regularly is also linked to an overall healthier eating pattern, including reducing your intake of total dietary fat and saturated fat.
Sweet N Tart Citrus Juice Recipe
3 cups Cranberries
1” of Ginger Root
2 Grapefruit (peeled)
2 Limes (with rind)
3 Oranges (peeled)
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.