7 Fruit Juices That Are Healthier Than You Thought
Not all juices are a nutritional no-no. In fact, we found several types of healthy juices that are packed with benefits. (Just don’t guzzle them down by the gallon.)
Orange juice: May prevent inflammation
Orange juice not only has anti-inflammatory properties, but long-term consumption is also associated with low LDL cholesterol, some research shows. Other research also shows that drinking a couple of glasses of orange juice prevents the inflammation that can be triggered by a high-fat meal, per 2017 research in the journal Food & Function. Fifty-five women ate a fatty meal and drank either orange juice or water. A few hours later, the levels of inflammatory cytokines were lower in the juice drinkers than water drinkers. Sip a few ounces along with these healthy breakfast ideas.
Lemonade: Thwarts kidney stones
Lemonade can help ward off kidney stones, a painful problem that’s on the rise, notes the National Kidney Foundation. If you’ve had kidney stones, cut your risk of a recurrence by as much as 90 percent with a daily dose of lemonade: Mix four ounces of lemon juice with two liters of water; drink straight up, says Roger L. Sur, MD, director of the University of California, San Diego, Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center.