Add Grapefruit Juice To Your Raw Juice For More Nutrition
If you want to give your raw juice a nutritional boost, you should consider the addition of grapefruit juice. Grapefruit juice tastes tart and tangy with an underlying sweetness and can easily be added to a number of raw juice recipes to increase the juice’s nutritional content. Grapefruits can be found in seed and seedless varieties and can have flesh that is pink or white. They typically range in diameter from four to six inches.
Grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin C. Vitamin C-rich foods helps to support the immune system and may help reduce cold symptoms or severity of cold symptoms. Vitamin C is also associated with reducing the severity of inflammatory conditions, including asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Pink grapefruit also contains high amounts of lycopene, a carotenoid phytonutrient that has been found to help fight oxygen free radicals, one of the leading causes of cancers. Consuming pink grapefruit juice regularly will reduce a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer and reduce the risks of developing cancers of the mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon for both sexes.
Grapefruit juice can also help you lower your cholesterol levels. Grapefruit contains pectin, a form of soluble fiber that has been shown to slow down the progression of atherosclerosis, a narrowing of the arteries due to cholesterol. A recent study found that pink and white grapefruits both positively influenced cholesterol levels, but pink grapefruit was more than twice as effective.
To get all of the nutritional benefits of grapefruit juice, it is better to juice fresh grapefruit with your juicer. If you want the best tasting grapefruit, buy them when they are in season and at their best from winter through early spring. Many grocery stores carry grapefruit and grapefruit juice all year round. However, processed grapefruit juice sold in grocery stores often contain added sugars and preservatives to make them last longer on the shelf.
Here is a great recipe that uses grapefruit juice that you can try.
Sunshade Juice Recipe
Carrots – 3 large
Grapefruit – 1 medium
Radishes – 3 medium
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.