The Benefits of Juicing Apples

As a mom I find my juicer has become my best friend. They say that 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away' but drinking a glass of your own freshly apple juice every day is even better. Drinking pure apple juice goes even further helping to keep you gorgeous and healthy and also reversing some chronic conditions and diseases.

For instance, a study done at the University of Southampton in London found that eating just two apple as a week can reduce your risk of developing asthma by as much as 32%! If that is a fact then just imagine what drinking the pure vitamins, minerals, antioxidants flavenoids, and other nutrients in apples can do for you if you drink them as a juice.

Squeezed fruit juices are dense with nutrients and almost become like a healing tincture in a glass. It gets into your system very quickly because it is a raw liquid that is lively with enzymes.

All apples are beneficial for your health however there can be some subtle differences in nutrition between varieties. For instance a giant yellow Golden Delicious Apple may have slightly more Vitamin A in it than a tiny bright red Northern Spy; on the other hand the Northern Spy might have more Vitamin C.

For the most part ALL apples contain very high amounts of Vitamin A followed by Choline, Vitamin C and Vitamin C. They also contain lesser amounts of E, K and Folate and trace amounts of Niacin, B^ Pantothenic acid and Betaine. All apples also have a super-high level o potassium plus calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, fluoride and iron.

However in 2004, the US FDA did studies on which two apple varieties are the most nutritious and the answer was the Red Delicious (bright red) and the Granny Smith (bright Green). Out of a list of one hundred foods that were measured to be high in antioxidants compared to serving size, the Red Delicious and Granny Smith were twelfth and thirteenth on the list.

It is also to your benefit to buy organic fruits and vegetables as they will contain fewer pesticides than other types. Be sure to choose fruits that are firm, ripe and not bruised. Bruised fruit can carry some toxins in them that can harm your health.

Before you juice any apple be sure to clean it well. This is because you are going to be juicing the peel. The peel contains more Vitamin A than any other part of the apple. Most apples are covered in a very thin layer of wax to help keep them fresh so be sure to scrub them well. You can buy special fruit and vegetable soap that helps get this residue off your fruit as well.

Detoxing Through Juicing

If you are sick or a kid is then you can try detuning through juicing. These fasts are embarked on every now and then to keep your body as alkaline as possible. These fasts usually last from three to seven days. I would never put a kid on one for more than three days. A mom can handle it a little longer and it is a great way to get more energy and lose weight.

However although the tradition is to drink only juices for days on end you can also alkalinize your body simply by embarking on a fasting plan.

Drinking fresh juices is one of the fastest ways to restore your health. You will undoubtedly experience the significant healing power of fresh juice to feel young and look great.

First time juicers will often find they have to add some extra protein powder in their morning beverage. Nut milks like hemp and almond are also good alternatives for adding a bit of protein to your diet if needed.

Hot vegetable broths are an alternative to your evening beverage if you feel hungry.
Spring and autumn are the best times to do a juice fast. If you are choosing to do one in the winter, adjust your plan to include some protein in the morning and the warm broths at night.

By the way wheatgrass is a superior juice. Wheatgrass It purifies and alkalizes the blood, neutralizes toxins, cleanses the liver and colon, oxygenates the cells, and detoxifies the cellular fluids. It’s high in chlorophyll, which is a natural detoxifier.

Wheatgrass requires a specific wheatgrass juicer. You can also buy it in flash-frozen form at your local whole foods suppliers.

Going through detox is like giving your body a vacation. It allows healing and rebalancing to begin in our body. You need to sometimes work to make this happen. Many of us find it very difficult to give up sugar, nicotine, caffeine, alcohol and chemicals.

Still steeling your will to go through a detox might be necessary especially if you are getting that wake up call about your health. It is absolutely necessary in this day and age to take responsibility for yourself. It is only thing you can do to prevent disease and ensure that you will live a long and happy life.

Many people do not experience any physical problems at all but some people really do. If you do it means you are physically addicted to whatever you have eliminated from your life – it could be anything from cigarettes to booze to sugar!