Fruit juices are packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals that aid in digestion, prevent aging and cancer and strengthen the immune system. Each fruit juice has its own set of benefits and there is a plethora of fruits from which to choose. Arming yourself with a list of the best fruit juices can ensure you choose the one that most fits your needs.
Native to Iran, the pomegranate has long been a revered part of the Middle Eastern diet due to its medicinal benefits. Pomegranate juice is packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, iron, folic acid and potassium juice. It’s known to prevent aging as well as heart disease and cancer. It’s even an aphrodisiac, according to ancient Greek mythology.
Full of fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants, blueberry juice has anti-aging benefits including the prevention of cognitive decline. Antioxidants generally hinder aging as they protect cell walls that prevent damage such as wrinkles.
Cranberry juice is high in antioxidants and vitamin C which both slow the aging process. Cranberry juice is uniquely known for preventing urinary tract infections as it keeps bacteria from building up in the bladder.
Adding tomato juice into your diet has been shown to improve the immune system and lower blood pressure. It also contains necessary vitamins such as beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamin C and vitamin E. As with many fruits, these vitamins and antioxidants have anti-aging benefits.
Acai Berry Juice
Acai Berry juice has been shown to protect the body against cancer and has anti-aging benefits due to its antioxidants.
Apple juice contains necessary vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, which helps speed the healing of superficial wounds and aids in dental health, and boron, which strengthens bones. It is also high in fiber and is therefore good for digestion. Apple juice contains phytonutrients which have been shown to help lower LDL cholesterol, or “bad” cholesterol, levels.
High in antioxidants, grape juice has been shown to lower blood pressure and is also high in digestive-aiding fiber.
Prune juice prevents and remedies constipation as it contains a natural laxative and is high in fiber. Antioxidants such as beta-carotene put prune juice in the long list of fruit juices with anti-aging benefits.
Blackberry juice contains fiber, vitamin K (necessary for healthy blood clotting) and vitamin C. Due to its high manganese levels, blackberry juice has been shown to have antibacterial benefits including the ability to treat diarrhea and dysentery.
Black Cherry Juice
High in anti-aging antioxidants, black cherry juice also has anti-inflammatory properties which aid in muscle repair and injury prevention.
References and ResourcesNPR.org: Pomegranates: Jewels In The Fruit Crown
fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov: Fruit and Vegetable Benefits