These vitamin C queens bring so many health benefits that it’s no wonder that orange juice is our go-to drink when we are feeling ill. In fact, vitamin C is our main water-soluble vitamin and antioxidant that combats free radicals on both the inside and outside of our cells, providing anti-cancer support, strong immune boosting properties, and anti-inflammatory benefits. But, that’s just common knowledge, right? Something unique about oranges that you probably didn’t know is … orange juice may help prevent kidney stone formation! Orange juice increases citric acid excretion and changes our urinary pH to a level that is not optimal for oxalate crystallization, or kidney stone formation. Moreover, studies found that high levels of vitamin C also help combat stomach ulcers and may significantly lower your risk of rheumatoid arthritis. So fill up on cold-pressed orange juice and feel better soon!
anti-inflammatory properties, improves blood pressure levels and helps lower LDL ""bad"" cholesterol, combats aging, supports reproductive health, anti-viral and healing properties, immune boosters, reduces risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, combats stomach ulcers, antibacterial properties, reduces rick of calcium oxalate stones (kidney stones), lowers risk of rheumatoid arthritis.
Vitamin C, fiber, folate, thiamin, potassium, calcium, vitamin A, beta-carotene and other carotenoids as well as a variety of phytonutrient antioxidants (flavonones, anthocyanins, hydroxycinnamic acids, polyphenols)
Did you know?
Studies show that freshly pressed orange juice protects your DNA from damage, even more so than vitamin C supplements.
Limes are often used as a chaser or flavor booster to many alcoholic beverages, dips, and entrees. Now you can also find them as a flavor booster, and somewhat as a chaser, in some of our cold pressed juices. However, it’s not just about the flavor boosting that makes limes such a great addition, limes are also packed with a lot of great benefits that many may overlook. For example, limes, like lemons, are rich in a unique antioxidant, limonin glucoside, which our bodies break down into limonin, a compound that fights many cancer and other chronic diseases. Fun historical fact: because limes are rich in vitamin C, they were frequently consumed by British explorers and traders to prevent scurvy; in fact, so much so, that “limey” became a slang term to describe a British sailor or Englishman!
immune booster, promotes healthy digestion, colon health and kidney health, soothes stomach ulcers, anti-congestive, anti-inflammatory, aids in weight loss, soothes sore throat, anti-viral properties
Vitamin C, flavonoids, linonin glucoside, folate, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, vitamin E, vitamin A, thiamin, potassium, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium.
Did you know?
Limes have special antibiotic effects and its juice may be protective against cholera. Also, never walk outside in the sun with lime juice on your skin, as you may end up with a very bad burn and maybe even blister!
When life gives you lemons, make cold-pressed lemonade! Lemons are a rich source of powerful antioxidants, including vitamin C, flavonoids, and limonin glucoside, that help combat free radicals and boost your immune system. But, we want to touch on something more unique that makes us put lemons up on a pedestal. Lemon is our go-to ingredient for many of our juices because of its strong alkalizing properties. One of the more recent health goals in the U.S. today is to strive to be at a more alkaline state on a cellular level. Essentially, at a cellular alkaline pH, your body will heal and work more effectively; specifically, heightening your energy, cleansing your blood and organs, boosting your immune system, helping your body absorb vitamins and minerals more effectively, and slowing down the dreaded aging process … what wrinkles? These citrus beauties are so powerful that we even recommend adding lemon water to your daily health regimen in order to harvest the alkalizing benefits!
strong alkalizing properties, blood purifier, helps balance blood sugar, facilitates detoxification, aids in weight loss, helps improve bone health, promotes restful sleep and brain function, immune booster, fights infection, promotes lung health, soothes upset stomach and sore throat, anti-viral properties
vitamin C, manganese, fiber, folate, iodine, potassium, magnesium, vitamin K, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidant phytonutrients (anthocyanins, flavonols, hydroxy-benzoic acids, hydroxy-cinnamic acid, tannins, stilbenes), & salicylic acid
Did you know?
Want natural-looking, beautiful highlights? Follow these steps: combine lemon juice and hair conditioner, comb through hair, sit in the sun (with sunscreen!), wash out, and repeat.
Grapefruit (Ruby Red)
These large citrus beauties are sure to give you a sweet, yet tangy, punch of flavor that’s hard to beat! Grapefruits come in many colors, including white, pink, and ruby. But ruby is our favorite thanks to its rich source of the antioxidant, lycopene. Lycopene, which give Ruby Reds’ their beautiful color, provides all the common antioxidant benefits, such as anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and disease fighting properties. However, this antioxidant is also a well-known beauty carotenoid that cleans and rejuvenates the skin while also protecting it from UV damage. Specifically, lycopene helps combat free radicals created by the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. So, before you head to the beach apply your external SPF and indulge on some lycopene-rich Ruby Red grapefruit as your internal sunscreen!
boost immune systems, anti-cancer properties, combat free radicals and other toxins, anti-inflammatory properties, reduce bad ""LDL"" cholesterol, prevent kidney stones, protection against UVA and UVB skin damage, anti-aging benefits, rejuvenates and aids in clear skin and healthy eyes and vision, aids in weight loss
Vitamin C, vitamin A, lycopene and other carotenoids, potassium, pantothenic acid, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate, phosphorus, copper, calcium, magnesium, limonoids, pectin and other fibers.
Did you know?
Grapefruits got their name because they grow in clusters like grapes.