Most of us are familiar with some of the great beneficial properties of individual fruits and the health benefits that eating fresh fruit can provide us with. What is less known however, it that some of those great vitamins, nutrients and minerals are not just contained in the parts that we end up eating. Many of us are guilty of peeling away the skin of apples, pears, peaches, and some even peel grapes. Yet others will spit out the seeds of various fruits like those in blackberries, grapes, or pomegranates.
But wait! In doing so, you are missing out on a very important source of antioxidant from fruits, namely the skin and the seeds. Fruits like grapes and blueberries are among the foods containing the very highest levels of antioxidants, but most of it is contained in its skin and seeds. Thus, if you discard these, you’ll be getting a lot less health benefits out of the fruit in your diet. One perfect solution to this problem: the juicer.
You might be thinking that I mean that huge contraption that takes up a whole counter and costs as much as a cheap treadmill. Not necessarily. The Breville compact juicer is small enough to keep in any kitchen, while powerful enough to juice anything from apples to carrots. Right now it is on sale for well under the $130 it is listed at which is amazing seeing as this juicer is of excellent quality and has 4 ½ stars on Amazon. So, really there is no need to go broke getting healthy. You might also find encouragement to juice by watching the documentary, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.