29 Jul Benefits of 10 Different Juicing Ingredients
I’m on the final day of the **STRONG FOR SUMMER 30 DAY CHALLENGE** and I am feeling pretty amazing. I have received many compliments in the last week or so. Apart for the 7 kilos that I know that I have lost, (final weigh in tomorrow) I am feeling energised, and I am on top of things.
In the last 30 days or so, I have eaten an incredible amount of fruit and vegetables, and my mind and body is now fully awash with the benefits.
In this blog post, I thought that I’d share the benefits of 10 Different Juicing Ingredients that I have used the most:
Apples – the best apples for juicing are Russet, Braeburn, or Discovery. Apples make a great base juice and are laden with health properties from their vitamin, mineral, malic acid, and fibre content. They are not only very detoxifying but also good for lowering cholesterol, aiding digestion and improving the condition of the skin.
Preparation: wash well. Juice everything, including the core!
Grapefruit – the sharp flavour of grapefruit is very refreshing. Like all citrus fruits, grapefruits are packed with vitamin C, good for immunity. The pith contains the bioflavanoids (powerful antioxidants which work alongside vitamin C).
You can use a citrus press, but you lose the bioflavanoids. Just take away the outer peel, keep the pith
Strawberries and Raspberries – Plump summer berries may warrant popping into the mouth as they are, but they do make a wonderful addition to a juice. When I grew up in the countryside, my Mother used to take me to ‘Pick Your Own’ at local farms. I used to love the Strawberry season in particular. I used to be gone for hours, and then come back to the car with a few measly berries in a Puneet, and fresh strawberry juice around my face and lips!
Preparation: wash well (including the face!)
Peach – Good peaches yield a fantastic, rich nectar, ideal for juices. Because of their high beta-carotene content, peaches help protect against lung, skin and digestive problems.
Preparation: Remember to wash the skin very well!!
Pear – as with many fruits, I struggle to get them into my juicer rather than eat them straight up. Similar to apples, conference and comice pears are very cleansing and full of a range of vitamins, minerals, and fibre.
Preparation: wash and juice all, including stalk and pips!
Carrot – packed with vitamins and minerals, not least the antioxidant beta-carotene. The nutrient value makes it an immune boosting, skin clearing, digestion supporting drink.
Preparation: scrub well
Cucumber – surprisingly flavoursome! Owing to its mineral balance and high water content, cucumber is one of the best, natural diuretics known.
Preparation: wash well
Kale – definitely one of natures superfoods, kale is loaded with vitamins (a + c) and minerals as well as anti cancer nutrients. As such it is very cleansing, immune boosting, skin-healing, bone building, generally excellent properties.
Preparation: wash well
Sweet potato – a rich source of beta carotene, great for soothing the digestive tract, cleansing, and have an alkalising effect on the body.
Preparation: Scrub well, and peel
Celery – compliments other juice flavours by cutting through some of the richer, sweeter tastes. Celery is very cleansing, soothing juice, with diuretic properties. Choose green stems, including the leaves.
Preparation: Scrub well
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