The Health Benefits of Juicing Apples and Pears

The Health Benefits of Juicing Apples and Pears

With the attention of super foods in the press these days, it can be easy to overlook the health benefits of apples and pears. Not only do they make a delicious juicing recipe when juiced together, they are also a great source of many nutrients.

Both apples and pears contain a kind of sugar called fructose that tastes even sweeter than pure white sugar. So apples or pears in juice recipes are very tasty. The benefit of fructose, as compared to sucrose, is that it metabolizes slower and does not create a spike in blood sugar levels in the way that sucrose does.

Vitamin C is a nutrient found plentifully in apples and pears and we can be assured that we are getting a good supply when we drink apple and pear juices. Vitamin C is needed to produce collagen to keep our skin healthy and to build healthy artery walls. Vitamin C is also essential for the immune systems ability to fight off viral infections.

Pears and apples are a source of a phytochemicals of the flavonoid family called quercetin. Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant and many studies have shown how its anti-inflammatory properties can help with a variety of health issues. One such health benefit is that quercetin can help reduce inflammation in the lungs, helping to reduce the amount of asthma attacks experienced by asthma sufferers and also lowers the risk of lung cancer developing by as much as 50%. Quercetins also help in reducing the risk of other kinds of cancer developing such as colon cancer. It is important to note that many of the quercetins in pears and apples are located in the skins. So ensure to put these fruits through your juicer machine (if you don’t have a juicer, I recommend Breville juice fountain elite review) with their skins on.

Looking to lower your cholesterol levels? Then a daily apple juice might just be the ticket. One study found that drinking a 12oz apple juice everyday lowered LDL cholesterol levels in all subjects. All though, for the best effects you need to drink ‘cloudy apple’ juice. This is basically apple juice made from the whole apple, without peeling or coring.

Apple and Pear Juicing Recipe

2 green apples
2 pairs

Juice whole and enjoy!!!

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