Thursday, February 2, 2012

Juice Exploration ::: Orange + Carrot + Green Apple Juice

It's time to add a fruit into the Carrot + Green Apple we learnt that day!

That will be adding Orange! :)

Carrot Apple Orange Juice

Proportions to make it taste good!
2 parts Carrot
1 part Green Apple
1/2 part Orange

Carrot Apple Orange Juice

Chop them up and then juice them in your juicer. I love to chill my fruits so I do not need to add ice which will dilute the juice when it melt.

Let's learn a little about oranges.

Carrot Apple Orange Juice

Health Benefit of Orange Juice
Vitamin B
Vitamin C
Vitamin P
Boosting the immune system
balanced metabolism
excellent blood pressure
lower bad cholesterol levels
bring some relief to those who suffer from arthritis pains
can be used as a part of weight loss program
Prevent Kidney Stones
Prevent Ulcers and Reduce Risk for Stomach Cancer
Protect Respiratory Health
Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis
help with lung and skin disorders
helps with indigestion, constipation and all digestive problems
good cleanser of the internal system
calms the nervous system
making it effective in treating nervousness, anxiety and insomnia

How to choose oranges in general?
Choose the ones that has smoothly textured skin and are firm and heavy for their size. It will have a higher juice content, than those that are either spongy or lighter in weight.

How to store oranges?
- At room temperature or in the refrigerator. It generally can last two weeks with either method and retain nearly the same level of their vitamin content. The best way to store oranges is loose to avoid it being exposed to moisture, as they can easily develop mold.
- Orange juice and zest can be stored for later use. Freeze the freshly squeezed orange juice then store them in plastic bags in the freezer. Orange zest that are dried should be stored in a cool, dry place and a must too in an airtight glass container.

Note to take
- Rinse your mouth with water after drinking orange juice as the acidic can weaken our tooth enamel.
- It is recommended to eat a slice of tomato or cucumber after drinking acidic juices.

Health Benefit of Carrot Juice
Vitamin A
Vitamin B
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Physical exhaustion
improving our eyesight
Functioning of our immune system
Strengthening our bones and teeth
Good cleansing effects
Positive effects on our hair, nails and skin
Important for metabolism
Decreasing bad cholesterol levels in the body
Relieve spasms
Strengthen our blood vessels
Anti-aging properties

How to choose and store Carrot?
- Refrigerate carrots in a plastic bag for up to 2 weeks. Avoid storing carrots next to apples and pears as it would speed up the ripening process.
- Choose carrots that are smooth, firm, and crisp, with deep color and fresh, and green tops. Avoid carrots that are split, wilted, have begun to sprout, or have soft spots.

Green Apple
Health Benefit of Green Apple Juice
Low in calories
Lowers the bad cholesterol level in the body
Prevents the formation of blood clots
Burn excess fat in the body
Reduce blood sugar in the body
Protect against diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer
Prevention of harmful bacteria growth in the intestine
Reduce teeth cavities
Reduce bad smell causing bacteria in the mouth

How to store Green Apple?
- Refrigerate green apples. Avoid storing with other fruits or vegetables as it will speed up their "roommate" ripening.
- Choose green apple that round and firm. Avoid green apple that are soft and discoloration.

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