What juice do I choose?
One of the reasons organic juices have become so popular is because of the amount of nutrients they provide and their ability to be incorporated as part of different diets. Therefore, knowing what benefits the different fruits and vegetables with which they are made is key to making good use of them. Here is a small list with the contributions of some popular ingredients that are repeated in organic juice recipes and a brief explanation of what each one contributes, so that you can choose on your own the juices you want taking into account the effect that you want me to have in your body.
The carrot is a vegetable rich in water, potassium, phosphorus and beta-carotene. For someone without specialized knowledge, this may sound uninformative, so let’s see how each of these nutrients benefits us. Its high water content makes it work well as a diuretic, and it is very beneficial for digestion and the dissolution of kidney stones. Potassium and phosphorus are vitalizing, provide energy and restore nervous wear. Beta-carotene is responsible for the mythical ability to strengthen the eyesight of carrots, helps to slow down the oxidation process of the body’s cells and promotes pigmentation.
This unusual violet vegetable is high in vitamin C, fiber, minerals, and water. It has a great antioxidant power and contributes to the reduction of inflammation of the blood vessels, which contributes to a better blood circulation. In addition, thanks to its high content of betanin, this vegetable is a powerful anticancer and very beneficial for the eyes.
Cucumber is especially popular with those who are after cosmetic benefits, but it also makes great nutritional contributions. This vegetable is especially rich in water and potassium, which is why it favors the healthy hydrogenation of the body, is a diuretic, acts as an invigorating agent and stimulates the heart rate. It is also consumed as an anti-inflammatory.
The banana has a satiating effect that makes it very popular in diets, and this effect is prevalent when used as an ingredient in more complex preparations. Juices containing banana are denser and give a feeling of fullness that makes them ideal to consume between meals, especially in the morning or after doing intense physical activity. Thanks to its high potassium content, it also works as a heart strengthener, relieves heartburn, and is high in vitamin A that strengthens eyesight and skin.
The apple is one of the fruits with the highest nutritional content. Like the rest of the fruits on this list, it has a high water content. It has carbohydrates in the form of fructose and sucrose, small amounts of protein and fat, and vitamin E and vitamin C. It also has high amounts of fiber, which favors a proper digestive process. It is astringent, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
The citrus category includes several fruits that have as a common factor a high content of acids and vitamins A, B1, B2 and C. They have a strong antioxidant action in the body and help to considerably reduce cholesterol. In addition, when combined in a short time with the intake of other foods, they favor the absorption of iron, so they are ideal as a complement to meals prepared with legumes.
These are just some of the ingredients that you will find in our organic juices, and it is important that you understand that although some provide similar nutrients, varying between juices requires and keeps the body active in the processing of nutrients. Don’t skimp on juices and be creative: even if you find a combination that has everything you need, you can look for an alternative after a while so as not to get bored with the taste and maintain consumption.