You’re doubtless aware of the health benefits of drinking fresh fruit juice every day. And with the help of a juice extractor or even a simple citrus press, you can whip up a whole range of vibrant, delicious juices that are also crammed with vitamins. Read on to find out more…
Get all the goodness of fruit, daily
Unlike the pasteurised versions, freshly-made fruit juice has exactly the same nutritional value and qualities as the fruit used to make it. Homemade juice is 80 to 90% water and is full of vitamins (especially A, C and B9) and minerals (calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and copper).
To give you just one example, 100 mg of orange contains no less than 50 mg of vitamin C ! Enough to get you through the entire day! And if you fancy experimenting with different flavours, you should know that the indisputable champions of vitamin C are kiwis and blackcurrants — so go ahead, and add as many as you like to your breakfast juice.
Mangos, guavas and papayas are a very good source of minerals such as calcium, while most fresh fruits (and especially bananas and redcurrants) are rich in potassium. However, the first rule is to treat your taste buds and to have fun in the kitchen, so experiment with sweet and sour and different colours and textures because the variety is endless !