With over 1000 wide selections of fruits to choose from, it is impossible to pin-point what is good or best for you. However, all fruits are packed with nutrients and contain the vitamins that your body needs. This means that essentially, any fruit that you toss in the slow juicer will be beneficial to you and your body.
To incorporate juicing into your lifestyle, it is crucial that you enjoy the fruit that you are juicing! Below are some commonly found fruits that offers the best nutrients:
An apple a day, keeps the doctor away! Packed with high nutrient contents, apples help fight all kinds of ailments and are a basic juicing fruit. Rich in fiber, vitamin C and potassium, apples are well known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which are essential as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Hence, you can incorporate apples into your daily routines for the immunity boost. It will also lower the risk of stroke, high blood pressure, cancer and more. However, you should remove the seeds before juicing due to their high amygdalin content, which can be poisonous (not enough to induce death, but remove it to prevent issues).
Admit it, the 2 fruits readily available in your fridge are apples and … oranges. Belonging to the citrus family, oranges are high in vitamin C, fiber and a natural immune system booster. Rich in fibre, they are also known to improve your digestive health for a smoother bowel movement. Be sure to ensure that your oranges are ripe enough for a sweet, refreshing juice!
Even though the end product is ‘cold pressed juice’, to maximise juice yields, the oranges should be set to room temperature instead of juicing them cold. If you refrigerate the fruits, bring it out 20 to 30 minutes before you start juicing to achieve optimal results.
Small in size but high in nutrients! A quick and easy fruit, just rinse them and they are good to go in the juicer. Generally, berries are loaded with antioxidants and help fight inflammation. However, different types of berry offer different benefits, here are some of our top choices.
Blueberries: Reduce the risk of heart attack and diabetes. Not proven but it is observed that people who eat blueberries have a slower rate of cognitive decline, allowing their brains to be healthier while aging.
Cranberries: A good way to prevent bacteria from forming in the bladder and causing urinary infections.
Strawberries: Control blood sugar level and reduce risk of heart diseases (Remember to remove the green leaves!)
A taste of this tangy fruit will remind you of your last beach vacation or a chilled piña colada. Another way to enjoy pineapples refreshingly is of course, juiced! With its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, a cup of fresh pineapple juice offers a good quantity of vitamins, enzymes and minerals that are beneficial for your body.
Pineapples are also commonly paired with vegetables in juice recipes. That is because the sweetness of the fruit allows it to be juiced with more acrid tasting vegetables such as cabbages or kale, giving it a delightful taste.
Another popular tropical fruit, papaya is highly nutritious and full of vitamins. Rich in papain, an enzyme which breaks down tough protein chains that are commonly found in muscle meat, consuming papaya will aid digestion. However, be sure not to have too much of this delicious juice as an influx of digestive enzymes might cause bloating, diarrhea or other stomach issues.
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