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What are the Benefits of Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice?

Updated on June 27, 2011

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The Citristar Citrus Juicer
The Citristar Citrus Juicer

Let us explain why orange juice is so good for you...

First of all let us be completely clear about what we are talking about here. Freshly squeezed orange juice is exactly what it says - the juice has been extracted from the orange and presented to you immediately for drinking. There are quite a number of products available in the supermarket that claim to be "freshly squeezed", but often come with a shelf life of several days. So is this juice really classed as being freshly squeezed if it has been kept in a bottle for a week or more?

The simple answer is no it is not. What makes it even worse when it comes to products that are allegedly "freshly squeezed" is that to length their time they remain on the shelf, heat is used to preserve it. When heat is applied during pasteurisation vital nutrients in the foods are destroyed along with pathogens that can cause us harm. By producing your own juice with a juicer you are cutting the risks that come from when food is produced on an industrial scale.

There are some "fresh" orange juice products available where it states on the label that it has been gently pasteurised. This is complete nonsense; either it is pasteurised or it isn't. When they state it has been gently pasteurised are they suggesting that fluffy gloves were worn when extracting the juice before being bottled and put on a cushion? Do we really care? You should never be misled by these terms as they are there to try to make the process sound good, but in reality it is just to help increase the manufacturer’s profits.

There is one thing that you can be sure of with this juice is that not only will it have been heated, but the nutritional value of the juice has been depleted. Only by making your own freshly squeezed orange juice can you ensure that what you are drinking is safe and contains a wealth of health giving nutrients to your body. There is much to be said about the benefits to be had from using a citrus juicer or press yourself for making fresh orange juice in your own home. Certainly if you drink no fresh juice at all, here are some of the reasons to make sure that you do include real fresh orange juice into your diet.

1. Each glass of fresh orange juice provides you with your recommended daily dosage of Vitamin C.

2. There are enough flavonoids in fresh orange juice that can help to lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels.

3. Along with being high in antioxidants fresh orange juice contains large amounts of dietary fibre, folates and thiamine.

4. Studies carried out have shown that it can protect you against cancer and heart disease and improve the way your immune system responds to attacks.

5. By drinking fresh orange juice you can reduce how much damage free radicals are doing to the cellular structure of your body.

6. The various phyto-nutrients and flavonoids to be found in freshly squeezed orange juice can help to protect you against various degenerative diseases.

Actually getting a boost from this juice each day is very easy. Grab yourself some oranges, cut in half and then extract the juice using the citrus juicer in your kitchen. It only takes a few minutes and the benefits are obvious even to the most hardened of sceptics because of the amount of research done by various research institutes around the world.

When it comes to citrus juicers there are two types you can use. One with a motor and the other which has a lever on it to squeeze out the juice which is operated manually. The electric juicers, sometimes known as citrus reamers work on the basis that half of the orange is placed onto a rotating cone of some kind. This then reams and squeezes the flesh of the orange so that the juice is extracted whilst straining out the pips.

The manual citrus juicer or press will have a lever of some kind that allows you to pull down the cut fruit on to a static cone below and simply presses the juice out of the fruit. Both kinds of juicer mentioned are not only quick but easy to use and come in a number of different shapes, sizes and prices to meet everyone's needs.

For those who want more bits in their orange juice using a coarse pip strainer on their citrus juicer is important. If you only get fresh orange juice at a juice bar you will see that the machine they use is a fully automatic citrus press. The fruit rolls down into the machine before being cut in half and then the juice is squeezed from these halves in the same way as would be done using a manual citrus juicer in the home. The reason they use this is it helps to retain more of the goodness of the juice when made to order in a matter of seconds for you.

Using your own orange juicer can provide you with a glass of juice that improves your health in the same time it would take you to boil a kettle, so making it a very effective kitchen activity to help maintain your health. Visit the award winning juicer specialists UK Juicers Ltd to obtain helpful unbiased advice on selecting a citrus juicer along with other information on these kitchen devices. They provide details of various different citrus juicers for the kitchen that they have tried and tested and their staff are only too willing to answer any questions you may have by phone or email.

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