There is, it would seem, a number of online articles arguing that eating actual fruits is more beneficial than juicing them. Then there are claims of juice causing increases in blood sugar levels.
To some extent, this is true since the juicing process strips out essential dietary fiber and some other nutrients. However, there are numerous bright spots.
Indeed, it still supplies most of the vitamins and minerals present in whole fruits and the icing on the cake is the water it provides to keep your body hydrated.
Moreover, several sources of evidence have shown that juice consumption is associated with a decrease in body weight and increase in the gut microbiota, microorganisms that live in your intestine and protect you against pathogens and responsible for immunomodulation.
This evidence-based article provides you with 8 juice recipes which are laden with vitamins and nutrients from vitamin A to K, potassium, magnesium and many more that serve as daily support agents to your immune defense system and even when you are sick.
1. Celery Juice
Celery (Apium graveolens L.) has become a popular health supplement. This is particularly due to its preventive effects on cardiovascular disease, liver disease, rheumatic disorders and jaundice. Indeed, celery is an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, notably flavonoids which promote brain health.
It’s recommended not to have fresh celery juice first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, instead, you can have lemon water with turmeric and ghee, then celery juice and wait a few minutes before your actual breakfast meal.
2. Noni Juice
Noni juice is one of the most popular health beverages. It has been recognized in many different countries for its beneficial health effects. These include an enhanced immune activity, an increased physical endurance, a regulated weight and blood pressure and improved joint health. Some even use the fruit to treat inflammation and scorpionfish stings.
It’s true that it doesn’t taste that good and seems akin to bad cheese, but you can combine it with milk and honey to add some extra sweetness and anti-inflammatory properties.