We have all read about the benefits of starting a day with a glass of freshly squeezed juice. And quite a few of us have actually adopted this healthy habit.
But if you are like me, you may wonder which type of juice is particularly fit for the morning or how to alter what you drink according to the day you plan to have. Or if you are just interested in trying something new)
Planning an active day of sports? Have a glass of beet juice!
Yes, beets. Unexpected, right?
However, research done at he University of Exeter in London has shown that beet juice improved stamina by lowering exercise oxygen requirements.
Subjects reduced walking effort by as much as 12 percent and increased exercise time by 16 percent!
The juice also widens blood vessel and reduces blood pressure. More studies are underway, but researchers believe that the high amount of nitrate in the juice is responsible for performance enhancement.
Planning a day outdoors and in the sun? Have a glass of pineapple juice!
Pineapple juice can protect your skin from UV ray, which is an important part of wellness routine.
You can boost your body’s immunity against skin cancer by starting your day with pineapple juice. Researchers from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Australia found in a 2005 study that bromelain (an enzyme found in pineapple) offers protection against tumor growth, including melanoma.
All the girls out there – get your glasses ready for cranberry juice!
Cranberry juice has a multitude of benefits, like increasing artery dilation and blood flow, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as preventing blood clots and lowering the risk of heart disease.
In addition to that, it is especially beneficial for women.
Had a hefty dinner the other night? Start your day with a shot of wheat grass!
Wheat grass juice is known for its detoxifying and cleansing properties. True, it has a taste that may not be able to compete with an extra-chocolate mocha, but the benefits really make up for the lack of traditional juicy sweetness.