Knowing the health benefits of the different fruits will help you make informed decisions when juicing.
Fruit juices are often the tastiest of the 3 different types of juices. If you're new to juicing, you should start off with fruit juices/smoothies.
A good source of vitamin C, potassium and beta-carotene. Good for reducing inflammation, alleviating hypertension, lowering cholesterol levels and protect against cancer.
Yes, this is a fruit. Rich in fiber and vitamin C. It also contains small amounts of magnesium, potassium and vitamin K. Great for hydration and reducing inflammation.
Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Helps to reduce acidity in the body, prevent flu symptoms and stimulates the body to produce more white blood cells. A very powerful fruit and should be used often in your juices.
Everybody's favorite go to fruit juice in the morning. Rich in vitamin C and flavonoids, this fruit boosts your immune system and has a plethora of health benefits. This is one of the most important fruits you should use in your juicing.
While some may hate it on pizza, pineapples make a refreshing fruit juice. They contain copper, manganese, fiber, folate, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, potassium, thiamin and vitamin B6.
They are rich in antioxidants, aid in digestion, boost immunity, reduce risk of cancer and help your body to recover from exercise or the daily stresses of life. This is another fruit you should use often in your juices.
Fantastic for hydration and also rich in vitamins C, B1 and B6.
Any juice will get a ‘kick’ by adding a few strawberries in the mix. They help to regulate your blood sugar levels, boost your immune system and the antioxidants in the fruit can have antimicrobial properties. They contain folate, potassium, manganese and vitamin C.
A miracle fruit that's used to make wine and the resveratrol has anti-aging properties. When used in juicing, you'll get potassium, vitamin A, C, K, B6, copper and folic acid. Grapes are good for your heart health and can prevent chronic diseases.
Bananas are best used in smoothies and should not be juiced. While the juicing fanatics will tell you that smoothies and juices are not the same thing, just know that bananas are too good to neglect.
They're rich in potassium, magnesium and vitamin C. They contain manganese, folate, protein and fiber in smaller amounts. Bananas are a good energy booster and aids in digestion.
Besides the fruits mentioned above, there are many others such as:
These different fruits have a wide variety of nutrients and health benefits. Covering all of them is beyond the scope of this article. Your key takeaway is that you must experiment and try out the different fruits to see what tastes best for you and what you dislike.
At the end of the day, it all boils down to your personal preferences and what you prefer juicing. Aim for variety and regularity in your juicing.