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Spruce Up Your Juice for Better Health

By Stepy Kamei

When you're choosing which foods to eat and which beverages to drink, it's important to remember that what you put into your body plays a big role in how strong your immune system is, and how fortified your overall health and wellness remains. It's not a bad idea to consult with a licensed, professional nutritionist in order to come up with a dietary plan that's most ideal for your specific health needs.

If you're not ready or able to explore that option just yet, it's good to know that there are helpful guides and advice for you to follow. For instance, you may see quite a lot of articles praising juices as a healthy drink to add into your diet. However, you'll want to make sure you're consuming juice with the healthiest ingredients and in a healthy manner in order to truly get the most health benefits out of it. Keep on reading to learn more about which kinds of juice can really improve your health and wellness -- and which kinds are actually not all that great for you.

Juice No-No's

A very common mistake many people make when selecting juice is that they unintentionally choose brands which are loaded with sugar. Sugary juices basically ruin any nutritionally benefits the juice itself would have provided, since added sugar offers no nutritional value. It also tends to increase inflammation, encourage mood swings, and spike blood sugar levels in an unhealthy manner. If you're going to be selecting juices from your favorite grocery store, be sure to choose brands that do not add any sugar, artificial sweeteners, or preservatives, as these tend to strip natural juice of all of its health benefits and nutritional value.

Healthy Juices

You should be able to turn to juice as a healthy beverage, and it is possible -- you just have to know a little bit more about what kind of juice you should be looking for (or making).

If you want to boost your immune system and fight off infections, go for blends that contain oranges, carrots, and apples, for loads of Vitamin C and potassium. Meanwhile, pure tomato juice can also help fight off infections, while also fortifying the body with iron.

If you're up for experimenting with spices, adding ginger or turmeric into your favorite juice blends can really improve various aspects of your health. Ginger can soothe the stomach and aid in digestion, while turmeric provides antioxidants for better skin health.

It's important to keep in mind that while minimally processed fruit juices are an excellent alternative to more unhealthy beverages, you should still be drinking plenty of water every day in order to stay hydrated. Consult with a nutritionist or healthcare expert for further advice on how to stay hydrated and healthy.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Gahanna, Ohio.

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