Juicing for antioxidants literally means digging for good health!
JUICING FOR ANTIOXIDANTS
JUICING FOR ANTIOXIDANTS IS AS MUCH AS FINDING THE ESSENCE OF LIFE AND HOW THE POWER CAN BE HARNESSED TO PRODUCE HEALTHY LIVING RESULTS.
"Is juice as good as a whole fruit? he asks. "No. "Fruit has more fibre, fewer calories, and more phytonutrients than juice" For sake of convenience, however, Dr Michael D Ozner, MD admits that it's often easier to drink a glass of juice than, say, start peeling an orange on your way out the door" He also admits that many juices are worthwhile.
"While most nutrition experts would prefer you to eat a whole fruit rather than drink its juicy equivalent, of 8 ounces a day of 100% juice is acceptable, says Dr Michael D Ozner MD, president of the American Heart Association of Miami and the author of "The Miami Mediterranean Diet Lose Weight and Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease"
WHAT ARE ANTIOXIDANTS ONE MAY ASK AND WHY SHOULD WE DRINK JUICES TO OBTAIN THEM?
THE ANSWER: Antioxidants are a group of Vitamins, minerals and enzymes that help enhance our health. They help to neutralize free radicals which can harm our bodies and hence prevent lot of degenerative diseases.
Now you know how important antioxidants are and the wonderful works they do in our bodies. I will go on to show and narrate some of the Fruits which you can extract their juices to gain all these wonderful and health boosting antioxidants.
You can never believe what you can find and achieve in drinking extracted juice from this wonderful fruit. "Shine your Eyes!" as Nigerians say. Can you afford to stay a day without this fruit and its juices? I let you decide that!
Pomegranate juice has the highest levels of poly-phenol antioxidants and is super effective in combating free radicals and preventing a lot of diseases in our body including heart diseases, hypertension, hemorrhoids, stroke, infertility; premature aging, osteoarthritis, Alzheimer's, Cancer, Prostate issues and so on.
Apple is one of the healthiest fruits in existence! Perhaps, Eve didn't do a bad thing when she gave an apple fruit to her beloved Adam! There is a lot of mysteries surrounding this wonderful fruit. Head or tail, apple is a winner for good health!
Apple juice contains Vitamin C which enhances the immune system as well as anti-oxidants that help clean and protect the various systems of the body.
Based on research, drinking a glass of apple juice helps keep the brain in excellent condition thus, diseases like Alzheimer's can be prevented. Yes, a glass of apple juice is packed with important nutrients that may save you from the risks of Cancer, diabetes, lung problems and so on.
Blueberries are powerful antioxidants and contain "Anthocyanins" which is the pigment that gives the fruit its dark blue colour. The darker, deeper blue fruits have the highest anthocyanin values, thereby contributing the most potent antioxidant source. They help protect cells from oxidative damage that lead to aging and various diseases.
This colour of Blueberries and its nutritional contents reminds me of a tree universally grown mostly in the Eastern part of Nigeria and the fruits are called "Ube" or special local pear. Nigerian researchers and food nutritionist should look into this local fruit. I certainly believe it must have powerful antioxidants like Blueberries. Over to you Nigerian scientists and nutritionists!
Orange juice Scientific studies have shown that certain juices can indeed offer protective health benefits and orange juice is definitely one of those juices." A day without orange juice is like a day without sunshine" states a TV advertisement.
Orange juice is known to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Orange juice is in fact, a healthy juice choice, says Dr ozner especially with pulp- is loaded with vitamin C, potassium and folic acid.
"Fruit juice certainly has a role to play in healthy living," agrees Ann Kulze, MD, a family doctor specializing in nutrition and wellness and author of "Dr Ann's 10-step Diet. A simple plan for permanent Weight Loss and Lifelong Vitality"
There are many other fruit juices that form very vital parts in supplying Antioxidants and they are as follows: Black beery juice, Tart Cherry juice, Cranberry juice; Plum Juice, Red Grape Juice; Raspberry Juice, Strawberry juice and Beet root juice.
It is wonderful and exciting journey in extracting juices from fresh fruits. It is equally a sort of exciting adventure every body should undertake at least for good health and fitness's sake! Take a chance and carry on juicing for your life's sake!
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