This story reviews the 9 healthiest juices and discusses whether juice is a healthy choice in general.
When it comes to its MEH, many people are divided. Some argue that it’s too high in sugar, while others champion its high nutrient content.
1. Cranberry: Cranberry juice is high in potassium, antioxidants, and vitamins C and E. It may also help prevent UTIs, though research on this effect is mixed.
2. Tomato: Tomato juice is very high in lycopene, which acts as an antioxidant and may lower your risk of heart disease.
Furthermore, 1 cup (250 ml) provides almost twice your daily vitamin C needs. Choose low-sodium tomato juice whenever possible.
3. Beet: Beet juice is rich in dietary nitrates and betalains, both of which are associated with a lower risk of heart disease and other chronic diseases.
4. Apple: Apple juice comes in both clear and cloudy varieties. Though both contain antioxidants, cloudy juice provides up to 2–5 times more.
Most apple juices are enriched with vitamin C, furthering its antioxidant content.
5. Prune: Prune juice provides a rich source of iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, and B vitamins.
6. Pomegranate: Pomegranate juice is rich in anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants that give pomegranates their rich, dark-red color.
The juice is also high in vitamin K, which is important for heart and bone health.
7. Acai berry: Acai juice is rich in potent antioxidants, such as flavonoids, ferulic acid, and chlorogenic acid.
8. Orange: Orange juice is naturally high in vitamin C and other antioxidants. In one study, drinking orange juice after a high-fat, carb-rich meal reduced inflammation.
9. Grapefruit: Grapefruit juice is rich in antioxidants, such as naringin and vitamin C. However, grapefruit and its products interact with numerous medications.
Consult a healthcare professional if you’re taking any medications that may interact with grapefruit.