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Tart Cherry Juice and Its Benefits

In addition to sweet cherries, tart or sour cherries (also called pie cherries) are the other very popular cherry variety. They are both healthy and taste great. Tart cherries are slightly smaller and brighter than the sweet cherries. Sweet cherries have more sugar and their glycemic index is slightly higher, which makes them a slightly less healthy choice for people with diabetes or metabolic syndrome. In contrast, the tart cherries have less calories and a slightly lower glycemic index. Their region of origin is Southeastern Europe, but they are one of the most popular and sought-after type of fruit in America. Generally harvested in June and July for maximum concentration of tartness, they can also be found frozen, canned, dried and as a delicious juice. Whenever you can buy and eat them fresh, that’s the best possible choice. If you find them fresh, you can prepare a cold pressed juice, or you can buy an already prepared one. Sour cherries won’t stay fresh after picking up for too long. That’s why they are hard to find in a grocery store in their fresh form. As far as the glycemic index is concerned, cherries are somewhere at 22 (which is quite […]

Choosing the Best Chokeberry Juice: The Healthiest Juice in the World

Chokeberry is one of the foods that make a real difference. If you are not already consuming them, fresh or otherwise, you should. And here is why. Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) is one of the plants with really high nutritional power. Often called aroniaberry, this plant has already shown great healing potential for various health conditions. For example, it effectively cleanses the human body from harmful substances and heavy metals. Aronia looks like a blueberry, with berries that are tiny, small, and dark-blue, growing in clusters. The plant itself grows in a form of bush, reaching up to two meters. The berries have astringent taste after ripening. Chokeberry is a real treasure when it comes to biologically active compounds. It contains over 300 chemical compounds with medicinal capacity, including many essential nutrients: vitamins C, A, E, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and B9, as well as zinc, iron, potassium, calcium, manganese, phosphorus and iodine. Chokeberries can be consumed fresh or you can use them to make a healthful smoothie, juice or tea. Throughout the year, they can be used frozen, dry, or boiled, as jam, syrup, wine, liqueur, and brandy. What we recommend, however, is using these berries either whole or […]

Choosing the Best Organic Lemon Juice: The LakeWood Brand

OK, I get it. You don’t always have the time to squeeze your own lemon juice. It takes no more than 2 minutes, together with washing the dishes, but you are running late. Freshly squeezed lemon juice rules. It has numerous health benefits. Only if there is no alternative should you resort to using commercial lemon juice over the freshly squeezed one. So, what is the best organic lemon juice brand? After some research and to the best of our knowledge we can recommend the LakeWood Organic Lemon Juice. Table of Contents1 Here is why:2 Not Coming from Concentrate 3 This is an Organic Pure Lemon Juice 4 Two Tablespoons Equals the Juice of One Lemon 5 Glass Bottle 6 No Sulfates7 Splendid Online Reviews 8 The Downsides9 Pasteurization10 Mild Oily Taste11 Additional Facts12 Conclusion Here is why: Not Coming from Concentrate Most of the commercial lemon juice out there is produced from lemon juice concentrate. What does it mean? When the juice is produced from a 100% concentrate it means that: First, the initial juice is from real fruit. All of it. Second, the water content is evaporated to produce powder. This powder form is called concentrate. It is much […]

Secret Plant Juice to Help Clear Coronary Artery Blockage

Looking for a delicious alternative for clearing coronary artery blockages? Pomegranates may be one of the healthiest fruits on the planet. Adding Pomegranate juice into your diet can drastically reduce the risk of heart disease by reducing the amount of plaque blockages in the arteries. This provides an all-natural way to clear artery blockages. Let’s take a look into some of the benefits of this delicious fruit. Table of Contents1 The Anatomy of a Pomegranate2 Pomegranates Hold Anti-inflammatory Properties3 Anti-infection Properties of the Fruit4 Pomegranate Increases the Body’s Levels of Nitric Oxide5 Cleans out the Existing Arterial Clog6 Pomegranate Juice Lowers LDL Cholesterol7 Lower Blood Pressure 8 Lesion Healing Properties9 Pomegranates Have Positive Effect on Patients with Diabetes10 Other Health Benefits of Pomegranates Noted11 About the Author The Anatomy of a Pomegranate Before we delve into the health benefits, exactly what part of the pomegranate is edible? The skin is thick and inedible in its natural state. The deliciously sweet seeds, called arils, are what are most typically consumed. The seeds can be eaten whole or, more typically, are turned into juice for easy consumption. The skin of the fruit can also be included in the juicing process. You can […]

Is Pomegranate Juice a Cure for Mouth Ulcers?

Some consider pomegranate juice one of the natural cures for mouth ulcers. If you have already developed ulcers I don’t think it will help (in fact it might hurt), but it is certainly good for prevention of ulcers from developing in cases of poor nutrition. If you need to cure mouth ulcers, however, read on to see how the bark of the pomegranate tree, or the pomegranate skin may help. If you already have oral ulcers, you might feel discomfort and pain, and you should certainly try to minimize the problem. You can do that either on your own by using home remedies and changes in diet, or together with your physician. It may be a good idea to try some home remedies first, before going to your doctor to prescribe over-the-counter medications. Table of Contents1 Possible Causes of Mouth Ulcers2 Prevention3 Healing Oral Ulcers Naturally4 Additional Concerns5 The Bottom Line Possible Causes of Mouth Ulcers Mouth ulcers are not necessarily a huge problem, but in some cases they can be an indication of a serious condition. A lot of people experience them occasionally, and they usually last a couple of days. But why they appear in the first place? […]

Choosing the Best Pomegranate Juice: Lakewood PURE

Known as a ‘wonder fruit’ by many experts, the pomegranate is a vibrant red fruit that offers many health benefits. ‘Pomegranate’, the word itself, comes from the French word of the same spelling which translates to ‘seeded apple’. Originally, it is believed that the fruit was taken to Egypt in 1600 BC having been found in Iran. Soon enough, it was being used in medicine as well as food and many Egyptian tombs and paintings show the importance of the pomegranate over time. Table of Contents1 Pomegranate Juice2 Health Benefits of Pomegranate Juice3 Side Effects of Pomegranate Juice4 Home Made Juice5 Pomegranate Juice You Can Buy in a Store6 Lakewood PURE Pomegranate Juice Pomegranate Juice Thanks to years of knowledge and superb technology, we now know exactly what can be found in the fruit and why it is so beneficial to our health. To start, it offers health benefits and benefits for the skin, especially when consumed as a juice for a number of reasons, including the high antioxidant content (source ars.usda.gov). With most fruit, the juice form has some serious downsides, but the same cannot be said for the pomegranate. In essence, this is because it is the peel […]

Health Benefits of Prune Juice — Amazing Natural Constipation Relief

Prune juice – it is something you were probably given as a child, as a home remedy for constipation. Perhaps you haven’t given prune juice a second thought since becoming an adult… …but really, you should, prune juice (if consumed in moderation) actually does have a plenty of benefits for the body, and especially for the digestive system. In this article, we will see just why you should consider prune juice. But first, Table of Contents1 What is prune juice?2 Health Benefits of Prune Juice3 Prune juice is good for your digestion4 It acts as a cure for anemia5 It strengthens your bones and muscles6 It helps you control your bladder function better7 It helps build connective tissue8 It prevents heart attack and stroke9 Homemade Prune Juice Recipe10 INGREDIENTS:11 INSTRUCTIONS:12 Side Effects and Caution13 Frequently Asked Questions14 Is prune juice good for you?15 What’s the acidity of prune juice?16 Can I give my baby some prune juice?17 Is prune juice rich in Vitamin K?18 Is prune juice good for detoxification?19 Can prune juice give me gas?20 Can I freeze prune juice?21 Can prune juice cause dehydration?22 Is prune juice good for diabetics?23 What is the best brand of prune juice?24 […]

Health Benefits of Lemon Juice

Did you know that given a choice of grapefruit, peaches, oranges, apples and a lemons, cattle will pick lemons over the other fruits? That has to tell us something about the health potential of lemons. Lemon juice is one of the most healthful juices. (Side note: the lemon juice discussed here is NOT equal to lemonade.) Of course, we all know that lemon juice is the essential part for making lemonade, but the added sugar is what makes it problematic, and therefore… … drink lemon or lime juice instead. Because it is so beneficial, in this post, we will explore lemon juice and its fantastic health benefits. As a side note, almost everything presented in this post is applicable to lime juice as well. Let’s start with one of the most abundant chemical in lemons: Table of Contents1 Citric Acid2 Vitamin C3 Essential Minerals in Lemon Juice4 Phytonutrients in Lemon Juice5 Cleansing and Weight Loss Properties6 Any Adverse Effects of Lemon Juice?7 Lemon Juice Acidic or Alkaline?8 My Favorite Lemon Juice Recipe9 Selecting the Lemons10 How to Make Your Own Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice Beverage11 Ingredients:12 Direction:13 Hot or Cold Water?14 Type of Water?15 How Much is Enough16 Other Uses […]

4 Good Reasons You Should Consider Eating Raw Blackberries

One of the sweetest treats you can eat during the late spring early summer are blackberries, which are easily identifiable by their blue-black or deep purple color. It’s a fruit loaded with nutrients that can be eaten fresh or made into sauces, jellies, and jams. However, I recommend eating them  in their raw state only and without added sugar. For me, blackberries, along with all the other berries, lemon, lime, and avocado, are the best fruit varieties to be consumed. They are on the top of the list of safe fruits, the bottom being reserved for tropical fruits, raisins, and dried fruits. And, even if you don’t want to eat fresh blackberries, there’s the option of adding them to your smoothies or blackberry juices. It will take you quite a few blackberries to get one cup of fresh blackberry juice. In fact, you will need three cups of fresh black berries. To all honesty, three cups might be too much. If you are going to juice them, to my mind a far better option is to juice much less of the amount indicated and fill the rest of the cup with quality clean water. And why throwing away the beneficial […]

Paleo Diet and Juicing

Are you new to Paleo diet and want to know if fruit juices are the way to go? Do you have dilemmas regarding home made juices versus commercial brands? How about 100% pure fruit juices, are they allowed? Read on for a detailed explanation. From a Paleo diet perspective, you don’t really need to include a whole lot of juices, and especially not fruit juices. The main reason is that they are loaded with sugars (glucose) and what’s even worse fructose (really, really bad type of sugar). As you might or might not know, by definition Paleo diet is low in carbohydrates. All carbohydrates of digestible type (complex sugars) turn into simple sugars in our body during digestion, creating imbalances, spikes and crashes of our blood sugar as well as strong insulin response. This harmful cascade is, in fact, what Paleo tries to minimize. Commercial juices are even worse. They are loaded with artificial coloring, artificial sweeteners (like the notorious aspartame) preservatives, extra added sugar, and synthetic flavorings. In addition to the above general remarks, juices are known to be prone to oxidative damage. It means you will lose many of the nutritive substances if you don’t drink the juice […]

Benefits of Raspberries and Their Use in Juices and Smoothies

I love juices! As I decided to be healthier, I try to experiment with my juices throughout the day… and whenever I feel like recharging my batteries and boosting my immune system I choose Raspberry juice. If you are looking for a healthy and delicious juice, this is a great choice. Not only does Raspberry juice taste good, but it is a great source of nutrients for the body. It contains a couple of important nutrients, as you will see in just a second. My entire family loves it, because we all know that a balanced and healthy diet should include a lot of fresh fruits, both juiced and whole. Fruit juices, in general, are very healthy because they help our body detoxify and reduce the risks of cancer and heart problems. Raspberry juice offers a lot of benefits due to its mineral and vitamin contents. Table of Contents1 Health Benefits2 Vitamin C3 Glycemic index4 Manganese5 Vitamin K6 Ellagic Acid7 Ketone Supplements8 How much is enough9 Other Considerations Health Benefits Raspberry juice is a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Magnesium, but it lacks the Dietary Fiber present in the whole berries. Raspberries are very low in sodium, cholesterol, […]

Health Benefits of Red Grapefruit and Red Grapefruit Juice

Every now and the I enjoy drinking a quarter glass of red grapefruit juice. I don’t remember why I choose red grapefruit juice in the first place, but I am glad I did so. It tastes delicious and I find it very refreshing. Until now I haven’t really bothered to check the health benefits of this uplifting and energizing drink. The fact that it always feels so good was more than enough for me. But, a couple of days ago I decided to check the health benefits and look into the properties of grapefruit, and specifically, of its red variation. Here is what I found: Table of Contents1 The Benefits of Red Grapefruit2 Pink vs White Grapefruit3 A Word of Warning4 When You Might Want to Avoid Grapefruit and Especially Grapefruit Juice 5 How to Prepare Grapefruit Juice6 Conclusion The Benefits of Red Grapefruit First, let us see what is so special about red or pink grapefruit versus the other, white variety of grapefruit. A study that appeared recently in an article published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reported that one grapefruit a day – especially the red variety – can help prevent heart diseases (source http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/02/060213091300.htm). […]

Cranberry Juice – Cure For Urinary Tract Infection

Cranberry, a native American species, is a miraculous berry plant. Just like their relatives blueberries, aroniaberries, and blackberries, cranberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and bio-flavonoids. The color of the cranberries originates from the presence of a special type of bioflavonoid called proanthocyanidin. This is similar, for example, to the carotenoids that provide the yellowish-orange color of carrots, or to the well known example of chlorophyll that provides the green color in leaves. In fact, most of the bluish, reddish and purple hues found in plants can be traced back to the presence of bio-flavonoids. What makes the bioflavonoids especially important is their antioxidative activity. They protect the plant from the free radicals that occur as a result of ultra-violet solar radiation. In people, the bioflavonoids are useful for reducing the amount of free radicals that if, present in large concentration, could damage the individual cells and proliferate degenerative tissue changes and diseases in the long run. In particular, the cranberries’ bio-flavonoid proanthocyanidin has been proved to ameliorate the formation of free radicals and reduce the symptoms of chronic age-related disorders. It regulates the antioxidant defense mechanism and improves insulin sensitivity. It also stabilizes the collagen, which is […]

Choosing the Best Cranberry Juice – Lakewood PURE

Cranberries are available in many different forms, including dried cranberries, pure or mixed cranberry juice, cranberry sauce and jam. Of all the forms of food out there, we naturally prefer the cranberry juice. Today, the popularity of cranberry juice is on the rise, mainly because of its scientifically proven health benefits. The medicinal value of this juice is primarily in the prevention of urinary infections, reducing the risk of kidney stones and diminishing the plaque on your teeth. In addition, cranberry juice contains several powerful antioxidants can improve your general health and prevent various health conditions. Table of Contents1 Health benefits of Cranberry juice2 Home made juice3 Cranberry Juice you can buy in a store4 Lakewood PURE Cranberry Juice Health benefits of Cranberry juice Research has shown that cranberries are amongst the top five foods with largest antioxidants content per serving. The antioxidants discovered in cranberry juice are phenolic acids, resveratrol, quercetin, anthocyanin and selenium. Besides, cranberries contain a lot of vitamins, minerals and bio-flavonoids (source www.ars.usda.gov). Other studies have proven that the antioxidants from the fruits and vegetables are more suitable for human nutrition as compared to the inorganic dietary supplements. The results of these studies indicate that the antioxidants […]

Health Benefits of Blueberries and Blueberry Juice

Believe it or not, but blueberries seem to belong to the kind of delicious food rich in flavors and great for health improvement. They are close to the top on the list of the best, commercially available antioxidant fruits. They have even been categorized as super foods. The substance responsible for their strong antioxidant action is called anthocyanin. It is a type of (bio)flavonoid, and these substances in general are known to have dual action – they promote health and have substantial therapeutic effects. Therefore, there is no better recommendation that to reach out for and capitalize on the numerous health related benefits of blueberries. If you are wondering how much is enough, just take one cup of blueberries daily, or even better, prepare some delightful, healthy juice out of them alone, or in combination with some other fruits. Apart from juicing in a juice extractor there is another possibility – you can prepare a healthy smoothie out of them. Either way, make sure that there are no fruits with marks of mould formation, and … happy juicing. Table of Contents1 Health Benefits2 Blueberries May Improve Memory3 Picking Up and Storing of Blueberries Health Benefits Blueberries, fresh Apart from their […]