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.
3. Kakadu Plums, Orange and Carrot Juice
Some ironically say that orange juice is carrot juice. We say it doesn’t matter, drink them both! And don’t forget to add some cheese on the cake: Kakadu plums.
You may already know this, but vitamin C is a highly effective antioxidant which protects essential molecules in your body from damage. Thus, it helps improve immune and inflammatory functions and reduce risk factors associated with various diseases.
Vitamin C is water-soluble, which means our body needs to replenish it frequently. In this sense, carrots and oranges provide you about 13% and 78% respectively of your DV for vitamin C and, even better, Kakadu plums contain 3000 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 grams of fruit. That’s over 57 times the concentration found in oranges!
We recommend drinking this juice before flu season hits to decrease the severity and length of the cold. It’s true that there are other fruits and veggies with comparable effects, but oranges, carrots and Kakadu plums come with fewer calories and more fiber!
4. Apple Juice
The aphorism “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” isn’t necessarily true, but tells you a thing or two about the importance of apples and their contribution to human health. In fact, apple consumption has been linked with a reduced risk of major diseases such as diabetes, cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, asthma, cancer and metabolism disorders. Moreover, it was demonstrated it has anti-aging effects.
Apple juice is an excellent source of water which represents up to 88% of its content. One thing to keep in mind is not to drink it on an empty stomach as it may cause some serious complications.