Citrus fruits yield a generous juice with the help of a simple to use countertop citrus press like the one I prefer, the Citrus Press™ Pro - Breville. Fresh pressed daily juice can become a healthy reality for you.
Simply head to the organic produce section of your grocery store. Pick some oranges, blood oranges, grapefruits, lemons and lime. Clean your produce at home with a fruit and vegetable cleanser. Be sure to scrub the skin of your citric fruit with a brush. Sure, you are going to be drinking the juice, not eating the skin, but better to be safe than sorry. Why? Because, whether you buy organic fruits and veggies or not, they all have the potential to be harboring pesticides. Next step, slice your fruit in half, extract the juice using an electrical juice press. Drink your juice immediately for maximum nutritional value. Clean your area and the press. Feel good knowing you've taken a step in the direction of greater health for your body.
What's so great about a fresh pressed citrus juice? For starters, citrus fruits are loaded with nutrients that provide a host of health benefits that make the inside and the outside of your body happy.
The results that may be most obvious to you after starting on a regular routine of consuming fresh citrus juices-- glowing hair, skin and nails. That's nice, right!
The vitamin C (ascorbic acid) found in citrus fruits is especially important as it is not only anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial, but it also works to boost your immune system. In fact, a medium orange manages to give you 130% of the daily requirement of this amazing nutrient.
Remember when your mom made you drink all of your orange juice in the winter to keep you from catching a cold? Well, mom was right. The vitamin C in citric fruit will in fact help you defend your system against sickness all year long!
The simple carbohydrates found in citrus fruits are glucose, sucrose, and fructose. The dietary fiber found in citrus fruits contains pectin that binds with cholesterol and helps flush it out of the body. So juicing to flush out toxins from the body is a real benefit you can enjoy from your citrus juicers.
Other important nutrients provided by citrus fruits include folate, lycopene, potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, niacin, thiamin, and phytonutrients.
Now that you know the basic steps and a few nutritional facts go enjoy that delicious juice!