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Is mixed fruit juice better than any single fruit juice. Which fruits can be used to make better juices for breakfast. Are packaged juices recommended to be used on regular basis?
(July 24, 2011)

Can fruit juice cause tooth decay?

The high content of sugar, regardless of whether it is added or natural, in drinks like fizzy drinks or fruit juices can contribute to tooth decay. Therefore, fruit juice and tooth decay have a connection. especially when you are constantly sipping on it. It is recommended that particularly babies should not be given sugary drinks or fruits juices. This is because the fruit juice will drip onto the teeth.

The length of time the liquid remains in the mouth will bring about tooth decay. Brushing the children’s teeth frequently once the baby teeth come out can reduce tooth decay.

The reason for fruit juice to cause tooth erosion is because the citric juice present in fruit juice is quite strong and can dissolve the enamel of the tooth significantly, leading to dental decay. If the child is thirsty you should first give water. You should remember that drinking sugary and fruit drinks from a sipper bottle is considered to be more damaging to the babies teeth as the continual citric acid and sugar contact will make them predisposed to tooth decay. Lime, which is a good source of vitamin C, is considered to be effective for toothache. For more information on fruit juice and toothache you can check the Internet.

Submitted by N on July 24, 2011 at 06:13


What fruits aid in digestion?

The benefits of fruits for digestion are due to the fact that they operate as natural laxatives and help in regulating the digestive process of the body. They also provide fiber and roughage, which is essential in getting rid of the wastes from your body. It is recommended by nutritionists that individuals who suffer from digestive problems should consume sufficient fruits and vegetables. Most vegetables and fruits have a high amount of indigestible fibers. When we have a serving of vegetables or fruits and have some water after that, the liquid is absorbed by the fibers and the volume is increased. These fibers behave as a sponge. Whenever they find water, the liquid will be sucked up and it will expand. This effect consists of the bowel movements being triggered that help the digestive process to be completed.

Some of the good fruits for the digestive system are watermelon, grapes, apples, and citrus fruits. Some of the fruits that help with constipation are oranges, plums, grapes, pears, almonds, olives, apples, blueberries, apricots, and sweet cherries. You can also help your digestive system by consuming fruits for digestive enzymes like kiwi, green papaya, and raw pineapple. Consuming fruits will not only help with digestion but with overall health as well.
Submitted by N on July 20, 2011 at 06:13


Do fruits help lower cholesterol?

There are two kinds of cholesterol, which are bad cholesterol and good cholesterol. High cholesterol causes the accumulation of fatty deposits in the blood stream. Cholesterol levels that are high can bring about life threatening diseases like strokes and heart disease. You can prevent high cholesterol by eating a diet that is healthy and by including regular exercise. You can also consume fruits for lowering cholesterol. Some of the good fruits for high cholesterol are apple, grapefruit, berries, papaya and oranges.

Consuming apples everyday can help bring down the cholesterol levels. Pectin is present in apples, and this helps in bringing down cholesterol. Pectin is a soluble fiber found in the core and the skin of the apple. Grapefruit comes under the citrus family and is considered to reduce cholesterol levels due to the high levels of antioxidants. Consuming a grapefruit each day, particularly a red grapefruit, can bring down cholesterol levels. It has been shown by studies that berries can bring down cholesterol levels. Berries have high amounts of antioxidants that help in bringing down the LDL cholesterol. Oranges are great sources of fiber and are rich in vitamin C. This helps in reducing high cholesterol levels. However, the fruits for reducing cholesterol should be eating regularly for them to be effective.
Submitted by N on July 17, 2011 at 06:12


How fruits can lower blood pressure?

The pressure of blood often falls and rises, but when the blood pressure stays elevated over a period of time, it is known as hypertension or high blood pressure. High blood pressure increases the chances of a stroke or heart disease. However, there are some fruits that naturally lower blood pressure and the risk of developing them. To lower blood pressure, you can eat fruits in different forms. If you get them fresh, you can have a fruit that is medium-sized or half a cup of it. If they are dried, you can have quarter cup, and if canned, half a cup. For the fruits that lower blood pressure to be effective, you should consume four to five servings a day.

Fruits that are high in fiber help reduce blood pressure. Some of the high fiber fruits that lower high blood pressure are prunes, pears, oranges, kiwi, guavas, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, bananas, and dried fruits like dates, apricots, raisins, and figs. Potassium, which is an electrolyte, helps bring down blood pressure by regulating fluid balance and sodium. Fruits with levels of potassium that are moderate, that is from 125–225 milligrams in a serving, include watermelon, tangerine, strawberries, raisins, pineapple, pears, peaches, grapefruits, cherries, blackberries, and apples.
Submitted by N on July 11, 2011 at 06:10


The idea of a mixed fruit juice is to combine the taste and nutrition of different kinds of juices into one mixture. A good mixed fruit juice has the best qualities of different juices and brings it together. There are many ways of going about mixed fruit juices. One can buy them at the store or make then from fresh fruits. Packaged juices have a whole range of mix and matches for you to choose from. However, in the long run, this is not recommended. Packaged juices have preservatives and cause harm if consumed over a prolonged period. It is always safer to go the natural way and make you own juices or visit a juice bar to get your natural fix.

Here is a basic recipe of how you can make your juices.

Making fresh fruit juice is very fast and easy when you have  an electric juicer. You can just the combine many fruits together to make the juice that appeals to you. Follow these steps to make fruit juice that is just ideal to your diet.

Choose the fruits that you want to juice and wash them thoroughly. Remove the  fruit stems and also the large pits. Get rid of from citrus fruits. Pits, stems, and hard skin damages the juicer. Cut the fruit small enough to fit through the feed of the juicer.

Turn the juicer on and let it run for 10 seconds before you put the fruit into it. This will allow the blades to reach top speed and prevents the juicer from stalling when you put the fruits in. Place a glass under the juicer's spout and catch the fruit juice. Serve immediately.

Below are a few fruit combinations that you can try as part of your breakfast.

  • Carrot, Ginger and Apple – Helps boost and cleanse your system
  • Apple, Cucumber and Celery - Prevents cancer, reduces cholesterol, and stops headaches and upset stomachs
  • Tomato, Carrot and Apple - Improves skin complexion and stops bad breath
  • Bitter gourd, Apple and Milk - Avoids bad breath and reduces internal body heat
  • Orange, Ginger and Cucumber - Improves skin texture and moisture, and reduces body heat
  • Pineapple, Apple and Watermelon - Dispels excess salts, nourishes the bladder and also the kidney
  • Apple, Cucumber and Kiwi - Improves skin complexion
  • Pear and Banana - Regulates sugar content
  • Carrot, Apple, Pear and Mango - Clears body heat, counteracts toxicity, decreases blood pressure and fights oxidization
  • Honeydew, Grape, Watermelon and Milk – Very Rich in vitamin C and Vitamin B2. Increases cell activity and strengthens body immunity.
Submitted by A V on May 10, 2010 at 02:49


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