“An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” is an old saying extolling the health benefits of the fruit juice contained in an apple. I’m sure you’ve heard this saying before and have found that this is not limited to apples but there are many other fruits that you can eat to keep the doctor away. You can even turn these fruits into refreshing juices. You will find that you will enjoy fruit juice benefits including avoiding visits to your physician.
Because of polluted environment and junk food that we take in, our bodies can be filled with toxins that are harmful. Our liver and kidneys work harder to flush these harmful substances but if we eat too much junk, it can take a toll on these vital organs and to our bodies. We need to get rid of unhealthy food replace them with healthy food. Cleansing with healthy fruit juice is one way to do that. Some of the fruits that are good for cleansing are berries and apples. Citrus fruits such as lemons, limes and grapefruits are also great for detoxification. You can juice just one kind of the citrus fruits or mix two or more – any combination will taste good. You may want to add berries and apples to these citrus if it suits your taste. Soon you will be helping your liver and kidneys to do their work.
Eating fruits are healthy for you – but don’t go making pies and desserts out of these fruits. It’s better to eat them fresh or juice them up. Eating them uncooked is better for weight loss. Eating and drinking healthy, accompanied with exercise, are the way to go if one wants to lose weight. So, if you’re craving for something sweet, don’t go grabbing some chocolate bars. Grab some fruits instead. They’re naturally sweet and are good for you. Another healthy alternative is to juice your fruits; you can even have great combinations of yummy fruit juices. Drink lemon water, a glass of water with a squeeze of lemon, first thing in the morning, before breakfast can help in weight loss. Lemon and lime juice is also a good combination. Drinking and eating grapefruit can help to reduce the cellulite from your body.
When you’re not feeling well, don’t take over-the-counter medicine just yet. Try homemade fruit juice recipes first and drink your way to health. It’s natural; it’s healthy; and it’s a delicious way of keeping you healthy. If you feel a cold coming on, just drink a glass of refreshing orange juice. Citrus fruits are great anti-inflammatory fruits. If you add pineapple juice to that, it will be healthier and will give you another yummy flavor. Pineapple is also great for when you have headaches. Berries also have anti-inflammatory properties that would be great when you’re not feeling well. Blueberries are especially effective in boosting your immunity.
There are still other healthy fruits out there that can be very beneficial to your health.
Pomegranate juice is good for the heart. It is also good for anti-inflammation and has antioxidants. Grape juice is good for the brain. If you are preparing for a test, drinking this while you review every day (or longer than that) can help with the results. Lemon is good for the kidney. If you’ve had a problem with kidney stones before, drinking lemonade every day prevents them from coming back. Cancer-fighting fruits include soursop, a green and spiky skin with white and juicy flesh inside; berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, black berries and goji berries; and citrus fruits like oranges. As you can see, fruits are very good for your body.
Fruit juice recipes
You’ve tried store-bought fruit juices; why don’t you try homemade fruit juices. They’re better and healthier for you. With all the fruits out there, you have a lot of options in making your juice at home. Gather up some of your favorite fruits or try some new ones. Mix and match the different delicious flavors. You can even add some herbs and spices such as ginger, cinnamon, mint and others. Choose from some of the best fresh juice recipes that you can find.
You can start off with these fruit juice recipes:
This fruit juice recipe is good when you’re feeling sick and just want to stay in bed. It will improve your health as it helps your immune system. Get your energy back with this orange lemonade.
2 big oranges
¼ of a lemon
1 small apple
1. Peel the oranges and remove the seeds. This will take the bitter taste.
2. Peel the lemons as well. You don’t want bitter juice, right?
3. Cut the apple into 8 pieces.
4. Put all the ingredients in the juicer: oranges, lemons, apples, and ginger.
Summers are for vacations, picnics and watermelons! When you have these juicy red fruits in abundance, take the time to juice them up. It’s obvious that watermelon is good for the hot summers as it hydrates you. It’s sweet but it’s good for you. Did you know that watermelons have other benefits? It can help prevent cancer as it contains lycopene. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, so it’s good when you’re feeling under the weather. It also helps with digestion. Do you have muscle pains? It is said to help reduce soreness as well. It’s also good for the heart, eyes, skin and hair. Are you ready to make watermelon juice?
1. Cut up a watermelon and cut them into cubes. Remove the seeds. You will need about 5-6 cups for this recipe.
2. Juice the limes.
3. Get a handful of mint leaves.
4. Mix everything in the juices.
Go ahead and try these two fruit juice recipes or create your own recipe. Just imagine the health benefits of drinking fruit juice. If you don’t have one yet, go get a juicer and invest in your health. Gather up some of your favorite fruits – there are so many to choose from. Then juice away!