Citrus fruits.  Juicing lemons, limes, oranges, tangerines and grapefruits.

Health benefits of citrus fruits

All citrus fruits are high in vitamin C and limonene, thought to inhibit breast cancer. They are all antioxidants and have anti-cancer properties.

Red grapefruit is high in cancer-fighting lycopene.

Oranges are a good source of choline, which improves mental functioning.

The combinations are carotenoids, flavonoids, terpenes, limonoids and coumarins make citrus a total cancer fighting package.


How to juice citrus fruits

Remove the peel- it contains bitter elements but leave as much as the white pilth as you can. The pilth contains pectin and bioflavonoids which help the body to absorb vitamin C and they strengthen the bodys capillaries, assisting circulations and enhancing skin. You can also juice the seeds. The seeds contain limonoids, calcium, magnesium and potassium.

Using pulp: If you are going to use the pulp for sauces, breads or other recipes, remove as much of the pilth as you can.

Juice yield

One pound (about 3 oranges) yields about 1 ¼ cups (300 mL)


Nutritional Benefits: vitamins and minerals

Grapefruit- Rich in beta-carotene, folic acid, C, small amounts of B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, E. Rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, small amounts of copper, iron, manganese and zinc.

Lemons- Rich in C, small amounts of B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and biotin. Rich in calcium, chlorine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur, small amounts of copper and iron.

Oranges- Rich in beta carotene, C, small amounts of B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, E. Rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, small amounts of copper, iron, manganese and zinc.

Limes- Rich in beta carotene, folic acid, copper, iron and zinc, C, small amounts of B1, B2, B3, B5. Rich in calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, small amounts

Tangerines- Rich in beta carotene, folic acid, C, small amounts of B1, B2, B3, B5. Rich in calcium, chlorine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur, small amounts of copper, iron and zinc.


Take a look at a great video interview on store bought orange juice.  More proof on why you should juice your own.






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