Fruit Juice

fresh blueberries and grapesFresh fruit juice is delicious, sweet, and tasty.  The late Dr. Norman Walker, one of the fathers of juicing, considers fruit juices as the cleansers of the human system.  They furnish the body with all of the carbohydrates and sugar (fuel) that it needs.  Many types of raw fruit juices are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that promote health and vitality.  As you know, orange juice is an excellent source of vitamin C.  Cantaloupe juice is packed to brim with beta carotene, and pomegranate juice is an antioxidant powerhouse.   The natural colors in fruit juices help protect the body from disease. Fresh fruit juice is a great way of getting loads of vitamins and antioxidants into body. 

Since fruit juices tend to be higher in sugar and lack the fiber to prevent blood sugar spikes, it is important to drink them in moderation.  All fruit juices contain sugar, some have less than others. A juice’s glycemic index tells us how much your blood sugar and insulin level will be affected compared with pure glucose, which has a score of 100. The lower number the better, and the less likely the juice will cause dramatic changes in your body’s blood sugar levels.   

 

I tend to drink my fruit juices as my morning drink every morning, and the rest of my juices for the day are typically mostly vegetable juices.  Here are some of he most recent additions to the recipe collection:

Melon Mint

Sweet and Savory

Pineapple Mint

Honeydew Cucumber Cooler