15 Superfruit Juices You Need to Start Drinking (Slideshow)
February 27, 2014
This superfruit is rich in medium chain fatty acids like oleic (omega-9) and linoleic (omega-6), contains resveratrol, ellagic acid, anthocyanins, and a host of other antioxidants that boost immunity. Rich in minerals like manganese, copper, magnesium, and potassium, as well as the B vitamins which function as co-factors in the metabolism of carbs, fats, and proteins.
With high levels of selenium, vitamin E, and vitamin K, blueberries have many anti-oxidants that combat free radicals implicated in aging, lowered immunity, cancer, and heart disease.
Originally from India and the Middle East, this fruit is packed with potent anti-oxidants and is rich in fiber. Containing high levels of polyphenols and flavonoids, a glass of pomegranate juice has more anti-oxidants than red wine, green tea, cranberries, and even blueberries. Punicalagins —compounds found in pomegranate — are noted to benefit blood vessels and the heart and brain.
This low-cal superfruit contains anti-oxidants called xanthones. High in vitamin C, which is a powerful free radical scavenger, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogen, this fruit can also help increase blood flow to organs. A natural cholesterol reducer, mangosteen is especially beneficial in lowering triglycerides.
Also known as wolfberries, this superfruit originated in China and the Himalayas and are chock full of vitamins and anti-oxidants which include beta carotene, lycopene, lutein, vitamin C, and many B vitamins. These berries naturally boost energy and immunity, and may help with weight loss. Their high levels of zinc are crucial in fighting infections and accelerating recovery from sickness.
This bitter fruit has multiple health benefits including analgesic, anti-carcinogenic, and antidepressant properties. It boosts the immune system and lowers blood pressure because it is packed with phytonutrients, selenium, and vitamin C. It stimulates the production of nitric oxide which aids in relaxing blood vessels, promoting a healthy blood flow. It is also a potent antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal agent.
Alternatively known as sea buckthorn, this fruit protects against free radical damage, supports joint health, maintains healthy skin and hair, aids in gut health, and has beneficial fatty acids. Seaberry is very therapeutic and medicinal due to the bioactive compounds it contains. It’s also loaded with beneficial carotenoids, tocopherol, and phylloquinone.
From the cactus family, this superfruit is loaded with fiber, healthy fatty acids, vitamin C, and calcium. It has phytoalbumins which are highly anti-oxidative, as well as lycopene. Try this healthy, delicious juicing recipe as a way to start incorporating this tasty, healthful fruit into your diet.
Yes, avocados really are fruit! And they’re really good for you: packed with mono-unsaturated fats which help increase the good cholesterol in your body, these healthy fats also aid in the absorption of carotenoids and lycopene which is essential for good heart health. Even if you don't have a juicer, this great tropical avocado smoothie recipe is a great way to enjoy the benefits of whole fruits.
Quite possibly nature's most perfect fruit, bananas are loaded with potassium and other minerals. They have healthy carbs that fill you up and boost metabolism, and are very nutrient dense. They are also great in the blender: try this wholesome Peach-Ginger Banana Smoothie Recipe.
This superfruit has anthocyanin, which is responsible for their famous deep red hue as well as for decreasing blood vessel inflammation and cholesterol. Their anti-oxidative properties can alleviate joint inflammation and arthritis. Use a cherry pitter to remove the pits, and then pop them into your juicer: try this Cherry-Nectarine Refresher.
Excellent for maintaining gut health, the skin of the kiwi is actually edible and high in fiber, and noted to alleviate irritable bowel symptoms. Kiwis contain lots of vitamin C to boot.
Watermelon is actually packed with lycopene, almost twice that of a tomato. It increases metabolism, and is loaded with vitamins A and C. You can make this healthful, spicy juice in a blender.