The Health Benefits of an Orange Juicer
The benefits of a glass of orange juice are numerous. In additions to supplying antioxidants to help in maintaining a healthy immune system, this popular breakfast drink is a great source of nutrition. Many store bought juices are high in sugar, leaving selective consumers opting to make their own in order to control their sugar content. With the right model of orange juice press, the process is simple, and the rewards are immediate and plentiful.
The healthiest recipe choices are those that involve adding no additional ingredients, but some may choose to add sugar for flavor depending on the ripeness of the fruit available. Whether made with either an electric or a manual orange juicer, simply ‘loosen’ the fruit by rolling it on a flat surface or squeezing it in your hand. Some recipes even suggest microwaving each piece briefly for ten seconds to free the liquid. Next, cut each piece of fruit in half, and remove any seeds. Now, using the juicer you have selected, extract as much liquid as possible from each half. Repeat until you have the desired amount of liquid. Some people like to scrape out the fruit, adding any remnants to the liquid, making a pulpy variety. Others prefer to strain the liquid, removing all traces of pulp. Straining can also be beneficial if you missed any seeds. Regardless of your pulp preference, the end result is a healthy drink, filled with vitamins. If you live in an area where it is simple and cost effective to purchase citrus, consider the benefits of making your own citrus or orange juicer recipes.
With a little effort, you’ll soon be drinking your own concoction at breakfast. You may want to consider drinking it beyond the morning meal, especially when oranges are in season. Each glass is filled with the potential to improve your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, improve your cardiovascular health, and start your day off on the right foot.