Apple, carrot, cucumber and pineapple juice
This aromatic and spicy juice is ideal to start the metabolism in the morning, and can be used in larger quantities for detoxification of the body.
Let’s look at the most important components of this juice:
Apples contain beta-carotene and vitamin C, the predominant minerals are manganese and potassium, to a lesser extent there are calcium, iron and magnesium. The energy derives from the simple sugars fructose and glucose (5.7 and 2.6 g per 100 g of juice), and to a lesser extent from sucrose. The most important phytochemical in the juice is lutein, a member of the carotenoid family, a well known antioxidant that is important for eye health.
Carrots contain provitamins beta and alpha carotene (9.3 mg and 4.3 mg per 100 g of juice), vitamin K, C and E, and some of the B complex vitamins (riboflavin, thiamin, biotin). The most abundant minerals are potassium, manganese and phosphorus and we can find significantly less iron, calcium and copper.
Cucumber has a notable diuretic effect, can help control skin eczema, arthritis and gout. The most abundant mineral in cucumber juice is potassium.
Pineapple is especially rich in vitamin C, B complex vitamins (pyridoxine, folic acid, thiamine), and the most abundant minerals are manganese, potassium and magnesium. The energy comes from glucose and fructose (4.6 and 3.8 g of this simple sugars per 100 g of juice).
Ginger is known for it’s important healing, anti-inflammatory, immune and detoxification properties. The best way to obtain the benefits from this plant is by extracting its juice. Ginger juice can help treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis due to its high content of phytochemical gingerol.
Lemon juice is especially rich in vitamin C and contains some of the B complex vitamins, the most important mineral being potassium. Lemon contains numerous phytochemicals such as hesperidin, naringenin, limonene and others that act as antioxidants and strengthen the immune system.
2 green apples
3 large carrots
1 piece of fresh ginger
Wash, peel and chop the fruit.
Squeeze the fruit in the juicer.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Ms. Emily