Freshly squeezed juice? What is it?
Freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices cannot get any fresher if they are squeezed from the source right in front of you. You can buy squeezed juices in bottles, however these will still have preservatives in them and may have been through a heat treatment process to give them a longer shelf life, which destroys many of the vital nutrients fresh juice contains. Real freshly squeezed juice drinks come right from the fruit to your cup and have a whole range of health benefits.
Research shows that when you drink freshly squeezed juices your body absorbs up to 80% more of the nutrients. Vitamins and minerals you would otherwise be missing out on.
- Making sure you get your recommended daily intake of fruit and vegetables
You can pack so many different types of fruit and vegetables in to one drink and get a huge boost of goodness in just one sitting.
Juicing your fruit reduces the amount of work your digestive organs have to do and has been shown to increase the health of the liver, kidneys, etc... This leads to better immunity and overall better long term health
The body loves natural foods and responds well. The natural sugars in fruit can kick start your day without you having to intake carbohydrates or fats. If you drink freshly squeezed juices as part of a balanced, calorie controlled diet and exercise regime you will naturally find a really enjoyable way to be a healthy weight.
Interesting facts about Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
- One glass of freshly squeezed orange juice will give you your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C
- Fresh orange juice contains flavonoids which can help to reduce blood pressure and poor cholesterol levels
- Fresh orange is rich in antioxidants (see our blog about the importance of antioxidants) and also high in dietary fibre and folates
- Studies have shown that freshly squeezed orange juice can help protect against cancer and heart disease
With the above in mind, why not add freshly squeezed juices to your diet. There are so many fresh products available from the Noosa Farmers market that would make delicious, tasty drinks for you to enjoy. Try these recipes to get you started and watch this space for more fresh juice ideas coming your way..............
The Noosa Blushing Orange
3 x oranges
1 x apple
1 x handful of raspberries
This juice is rich in folic acid, vitamin c and calcium
3 x peaches
1 x apple
1 x lime
1 x handful of fresh mint
This juice is rich in folic acid, vitamin B3,vitamin c and calcium
Easy on Sunday Market Mornings
3 x carrots
1 x apple
1 x celery stick
½ inch ginger root
This juice gives you a great start to the day and is rich in folic acid, vitamin c, calcium and magnesium