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Juice it up

health and fitness Updated: Mar 08, 2010 01:44 IST
Chetna Joshi Bambroo
Chetna Joshi Bambroo
Hindustan Times
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In summers there can be nothing more refreshing as a glass of fresh juice. And what better if you come to know that it (juice) is not only energising but contains a lot of nutritional value too. Here are some of the juices with their health benefits.

Apple juice

It’s a powerful cleanser and a general tonic for the entire system. High content of vitamins A and C.

Grape juice

Rich in potassium, which encourage an alkaline blood balance and regulate heartbeat.

Lemon juice

Lemons because of their high source of bioflavinoids, it’s powerful in detoxifying the body.

Pineapple juice

Contains minerals such as: potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron, iodine and vitamin C. It’s a rich source of bromelain, an enzyme that helps digestion.

Watermelon juice

An excellent source of chlorophyll, vitamin A, protein, potassium, zinc, iodine, nucleic acids, and enzymes that aid in digestion.

Orange juice

It’s high in antioxidants and vitamin C, and helps in boosting the immune system.

- Inputs from Dr Shachi Sohal, Head dietetics, BLK hospital