Juicing

The Truth About Juicing

Fresh-squeezed fruits and veggies are tasty—but do they live up to the hype?

It's Nutrient-packed: TRUE

The Truth About Juicing // carrots with freshly squeezed carrot juice © Thinkstock

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When you squeeze fresh produce, a good amount—though not all—of the nutrients are transferred to the juice. Those made from leafy greens are rich in magnesium, which is crucial for energy metabolism. (Search: How to increase your metabolism) A cup of berry, citrus, or kiwi juice provides more than 100 percent of the Daily Value (DV) for vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects muscles during workouts. And a cup of carrot juice has 900 percent of the DV for vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene—an orange-yellow pigment that defends against oxidative damage.

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