This is a great juice to start the day with and absolutely my favorite tasting homemade juice so far!
Pineapples (pH 3.20 – 4.10) are delicious, but a little too acidic for me to enjoy as a stand alone fruit in a cup. Nutritionally they aid in the bodies digestion and elimination because of their acidic make-up, which closely resembles the human gastric juices. They are also very juicy, if you catch my drift.
Pears (pH 3.50 – 4.60) are also helpful for digestion/constipation as well as they keep your thyroid and metabolism in check. They contain more pectin than apples do which reduces serum cholesterol and cleanses the body of all sorts of nasty toxins from the environment.
You may be as surprised as I was to learn that although oranges (pH 3.00-4.34) are a great purifier for the body and an excellent source of vitamin C (water soluble), they lose all of their vitamin C content within 1/2 hour of being squeezed! Yet another reason to make your own juice and drink it right away! I typically fresh squeeze one orange and fill the rest of a small glass with water for my son every morning.
(makes one large glass)
1 – 2 Oranges
top it off with a little water (approx 1/4 cup)
From Meredith to Mommy says
Wondermom Wannabe (@WondermomWannab) says
First of all, yum! Second, I did not know that about orange juice! Thanks for the tip and the recipe.
Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz says
I didn’t know that orange juice had to be freshly squeezed to retain the vitamin C! This juice sounds really good.
Very good sounding. I didn’t know that about oranges!!