What are the Health Benefits of Juicing Fruits/Citrus?

By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Healthy Eating

You’ve heard it said over and over again – consuming a whole fruit is better for you than drinking its juice. Whole fruits are generally lower in calories, higher in nutrition, and usually more satisfying than their juice. But that doesn’t mean that juicing isn’t beneficial. We can all benefit from getting more fruits and vegetables into our diets (the FDA recommends at least five servings per day), and juicing can be a great way to fit in one or more of our daily doses of fruits and veggies on the go, or take in superfoods that we might not normally include in our diet (like kale).

Juicing is also a great way to use up excess fruit. If you are signed up to receive a monthly fruit basket from Hale Groves and have not been able to finish all the fresh grapefruit or other fruits in your fruit delivery, juicing is a good way to make your fruit gifts go further.

One thing to keep in mind before you turn your fresh fruit gifts into juice, however…while fruits are very tasty in juice form, they can stack on the calories and sugar intake fast. It’s best to mix in some healthy vegetables with your fruits to make a more balanced juice drink.

Here are 3 ways juicing can benefit your health:

  1. Juicing Can Help You Add More Nutrition to Your Diet

Juicing can help you increase your intake of essential vitamins and minerals. If you’re not a fan of certain fruits or vegetables that you know to be superfoods and would like to add to your diet, juicing can be a way to achieve that – in fact, when combined with some fruits (like tangelo fruit), it can make “eating your vegetables” downright tasty! Best of all, these vitamins and minerals help your body fight off viruses, heart disease, high blood pressure and much more.

  1. A Juice Blend Can Boost Your Energy

If you find yourself having trouble getting going in the morning or running out of steam around 3 o’clock in the afternoon, juicing may be a much better – and healthier – alternative to coffee.

Start with oranges for juice or other citrus fruits and add leafy greens and beets packed with B vitamins and you’ll soon be experiencing a kick of energy that will help you through your day! The natural sugars in the fruit satisfy your sweet tooth and are much better for you than the simple carbs found in candy bars or doughnuts.

  1. Juicing May Help You Lose Weight

If you’re following a diet and find you’re low on calories, or if you’re in need of a refreshing snack, juicing could be a great choice. Depending on the fruit and vegetable juices you include in your juice blend, downing some juice can wind up saving you calories over many other types of snacks. Even better, fruit and vegetable juices add vital nutrients to your diet and give you a surge of energy to keep you going. (Just be sure to keep track of the calories you’re consuming in the juices you use.)

Gifts for the Juicer in Your Life

Is someone on your gift list an avid juicer or all-around health nut? Send fresh fruit baskets to them! Whether you have a specific giftee who is a health nut (or wannabe health nut) or you just want to send your recipients gift baskets with universal appeal, healthy fruit baskets for delivery from Hale that are guaranteed to meet a wide variety of tastes:

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