Top Five Juices Jampacked With Antioxidants

Fruit Juices That Taste Great And Make You Feel Your Best

Everybody loves to drink juice. It’s been a habit of ours since we were children to carry around juice boxes during recess.

As we grow older, our beloved juices have been replaced by drinks like beer, wine, sodas, and a multitude of other liquids that no longer have as much of a nutritional benefit to our bodies.

With scientific studies showing the rise of free radicals present in the average human body, it might be time to revert to our childhood habits. You don’t need to start carrying around juice boxes, though.

Fruit juice can be given a very healthy adult twist with the addition of any one of these superfruits. Read the article to learn more:

Açaí

This little berry contains 10 times more anthocyanins—potent antioxidants—than red wine. “Anthocyanins have been shown to inhibit the growth of an enzyme in the body that is needed for cancer cells to multiply,” explains Beth Reardon, RD, integrative nutritionist at Duke Integrative Medicine. Açaí also teems with phytosterols, which have been shown to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol.

Try It: Heating açaí may reduce its antioxidant content, warns David Grotto, RN, author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life (Bantam, 2008). So don’t use it in a meat marinade or sauce. Instead, mix açaí juice with fresh or frozen fruit and vanilla yogurt or soy milk for a healthy smoothie.

Pomegranate

Pomegranates have a potent polyphenol content—three times that of green tea or red wine—that boosts the production of enzymes in the liver that our bodies use to detoxify carcinogens. Polyphenols also scavenge free radicals that could damage cell DNA. And new research shows that drinking pomegranate juice after radiation therapy may decrease the proliferation of prostate cancer cells.

Try It: Reduce 1 cup pomegranate juice with 1/2 cup wild blueberries for a compote you can drizzle over ice cream or pancakes. Or soak cooked rice for five minutes in pomegranate juice, and then drain for a flavorful side dish.

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