Have you ever wondered what the best fruits and vegetables are for making juice? Although it is a matter of personal opinion, these top 15 cannot be matched for your daily diet. They will also be particularly good if you make fasting juice or do a juice cleaning.
Although all fresh, raw and live products are exceptional, there are some that stand out. I have chosen these as the best fruits and vegetables, mainly because of their health benefits and the ease of making juice.
Note that they are not in a special order … how could that even be possible? 🙂 Definitely try all these best fruits and vegetables.
These are packed with antioxidants and are one of the best types of fruit for making juice. They help lower cholesterol, cleanse the digestive system and stimulate the immune system. They go well with almost any fruit or vegetable (softens any bitter or strong juice), making them my favorite basis for juices. They are also packed with nutrients that help digest fats.
Pineapples add a great tropical flavor to juices. They are anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial. They help to resolve blood clots. They also contain a digestive enzyme called bromelain and is really important for the body to digest proteins.
Papaya is at the top of the list of the best fruits and vegetables when it comes to digestion. It contains papain, an enzyme that helps break down proteins. If you have digestive problems, try squeezing some papaya juice daily, especially after meals. You don't need much, but adding any kind of mint to your papaya juice will enhance the properties even more. Papayas also help to replenish vitamin C in the body and protect against cancer. Note: Papaya juice is not good in a juicer, however, it works great for blender drinks and smoothies.
Tomatoes are popular and are at the top for the best fruit and vegetables to juice. They are fantastic for your health. Tomatoes lower your risk of cancer (especially testicular cancer in men) and are good for the heart because of the high amount of lycopene. They mix very well with many vegetables and have a pleasant taste. If they are cooked, they become sour, so if tomato sauce is bothering you, don't assume that juice would do the same. It is completely different when it is raw.
Packed with antioxidants, they do so much for your general health. They are antiviral and antibacterial. Berries are good for the blood. Blueberries and black currants help diarrhea and urinary tract infections. Raspberries are good for menstrual cramps. Strawberries contain a lot of lycopene and help the cardiovascular system. Although berries are not the easiest to juice on the best list of fruits and vegetables, they should become a staple in your juice regime.
Cabbage is fantastic for the stomach. If you have or have stomach ulcers, cabbage is a must for you to make daily juice. It is a cancer fighter and is full of indoles that help with estrogen balance and regulate metabolism. It is a great detoxer. Although cabbage alone does not taste so good, the taste can easily be masked by other, tastier products.
Broccoli is part of the cruciferous family. Loaded with antioxidants, it also has a good amount of vitamin C. If you are worried about lung, colon or breast cancer, take raw broccoli a few times a week. If you can't eat it, press it so you can't taste it. Mix it with some tomato juice. It has chlorophyll, so it helps to regulate insulin and blood sugar.
Celery is great in cleansing the digestive system of uric acid. So if you have gout problems, be sure to include celery in your diet every day. It is great for lowering blood pressure because of the high potassium content. If you hold water daily and have a lot of bloating, celery is your # 1 for vegetables! The diuretic effect is powerful. If you start with a detoxifying treatment, make sure you make celery as a regular basis for your juices – its diuretic properties help remove toxins from your body easily. There are potassium in the buds, so juice them too. It helps to balance the sodium in the stem.
Carrots are surprisingly (and wonderfully) sweet when squeezed. Don't be afraid of them at all. They contain too many good nutrients to miss. They have a high beta-carotene content, making them great for the skin, brain, fighting cancer, protecting arteries, fighting infections and boosting the immune system. Many doctors believe (as studies have shown) that they help eliminate rotting bacteria in the colon and help remove intestinal parasites. They fit very well with many ingredients, including one of my favorites … apples. Apple carrot juice is a powerhouse and one of the best fruit and vegetable combos.
10. Sweet potatoes
Yes, they can be pressed. They have an exceptional amount of vitamin, in the form of beta-carotene. They are a good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, fiber, B6, potassium and iron. Sweet potatoes are anti-inflammatory and can really help people with arthritis and other types of inflammation.
Cranberries prevent bacteria from forming in the bladder, prostate and kidneys. It also odorous urine. They contain mannose, which helps to prevent and get the entire urinary tract. They can also help prevent kidney stones. They are antiviral and antibiotic. Because they are so acidic, they must be combined with water or other fruit to be tasty. I like to add apple or grape juice to the mix.
Parsley has a lot of chlorophyll and is excellent for the blood. It gives you a spark of energy and has anti-parasitic properties. It helps with the kidneys and gallstones, cleanses the liver and supports the heart. Many people also say that it helps their arthritis. And one last thing – it helps to deodorize the body as well as your garlic or onion breath! Add it to any juice, but more generous to your green juices, because you will hardly taste it when mixed with other greens.
13. Dandelion Greens
In addition to the general leaf-green benefits, including chlorophyll, dandelion is especially good for clearing the kidney, liver, gallbladder, intestine and pancreas. It is a mild diuretic and helps people with anemia, diabetes and hypoglycaemia. Because of these things, it helps many people with acne problems because it helps remove blockages in the body. That's not all, it has a good amount of calcium, manganese, potassium and iron.
Wheatgrass is one of the best greens out there. It restores the health of the sick and brings up red blood counts for a healthy body. It contains many indoles, which helps prevent cancer. It stimulates DNA repair, neutralizes the worst free radicals (called superoxides) and protects against cancer. It contains more than 20 enzymes, including the enzyme catalase that breaks down harmful hydrogen peroxide in the body and prevents it from damaging cells. Wheatgrass is very nutritious and contains provitamin A, chlorophyll, potassium, magnesium, among many, many others. According to various studies, vitamin D and B12 is the only nutrient that it seems to lack. People have used wheatgrass to successfully reverse cancer and many other health problems. It is now easy to grow or find in markets. Unfortunately, not all juicers can easily squeeze wheat grass. Many can, but if you have a model that can't, you can buy a special wheatgrass press. If I had to place an order on the list on this page, wheatgrass would be number 1 on the list for the best fruits and vegetables to make juice for the health benefits.
15. Citrus fruits
Citrus is one of the most popular from the best fruits and vegetables to juice. They contain carotenoids, bioflavonoids and lots of vitamin C that help fight cancer. They lower blood pressure and help reduce artery plaque. Citrus is antiviral, antibacterial and super tasty. They had a burst of taste on almost every juice. You want to make sure that your citrus fruits are not picked until they are ripe, because they can be sour if they are picked too early.
Honorable mention for the best fruit and vegetables to juice
Okay, there are so many good fruits and vegetables. Here are some that get a special status, right below some of the best …
Spinach is full of many important vitamins and minerals. It contains oxalic acid that can disrupt the absorption of calcium in the body, so since there are so many choices for juice, limit this to 2-3 times a week.
Kale, how great is kale? It has proteins, minerals, calcium, very good … maybe I should have included this in the top 15!
melons are super nutritious. Many are natural diuretics, making them powerful cleaning agents and detoxifying substances. They have a high water content, so they are great to rehydrate your body, especially after a workout. Cantaloupes contain a lot of beta-carotene (the orange gives it away) and they are all antiviral and antibacterial.
Peppers are rich in vitamin C and contain many antioxidants. They help to unclog blood vessels and help conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and the common cold. They also help the hair, nails and skin because they contain a lot of natural silicones.
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