Sunday, June 16, 2013

Juice Exploration ::: Tomato + Orange Juice

Seeing can vegetable juice sold in the supermarket and loving to drink them is starting to make me worry if there is any sugar in them. This will be an exciting juice to explore! Freshly homemade juice is always better.

Let's start of with tomato!

Proportions to make it taste good!
1 part Tomato
2 part Orange

Salt & White Pepper to taste

Health Benefit of Tomato Juice
Tomato is a common and popular vegetable that is rich in many essential nutrients and vitamins A, C, K, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, potassium, magnesium, iron and phosphorous. Raw tomato juice is rich in potassium.
List of goodness
reduce the risk of prostate cancer
reduce the risk of rectal cancer
reduce the risk of cervical cancer
reduce the risk of mouth cancer
reduce the risk of colon cancer
protect from getting breast cancer
protect from getting heart disease
protect from getting atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction
protect from getting heart attack
reduce cholesterol levels
regular consumption of raw tomato juice prevents blood clots
strengthens the immune system
prevents hypertension and cataract
benefits for skin
improve one’s eye sight
beneficial for good hair growth
lower blood pressure
prevention of inflammation and pain that is associated with arthritis
helps in strengthening the bones
get rid of the effects of a hangover
prevent constipation problems
prevent constipation problems
prevent constipation problems

How to choose and store Tomato in general?
- Store tomatoes in refrigerator, windowsill, counter-top.
- Choose tomatoes that are bright, even color and firm. Smaller tomatoes have finer seeds.

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.

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