Pressed fruits and vegetables offer high concentrations of nutrients in one ready-to-drink option. Look for these thirst-quenching products at your natural products store, or learn how to make your own.
Feel the beet.
Athletes favor beets for their high content of nitrates. Drinking beet juice allows nitrates to convert into nitric oxide, a molecule that improves circulation by signaling blood vessels to dilate. Research suggests beet juice can even improve blood flow to your brain. Blend beet juice with lemon or apple juice to temper its earthy flavor.
Get your ginger on.
Prized for its tummy-soothing, nausea-eradicating properties, ginger juice adds a sweet-hot burst to fresh drinks. It pairs deliciously with apple, cucumber, and lime juice.
Join the green team.
Super healthful dark greens, such as kale, broccoli, and arugula belong in any juicing regimen. A study published in Annals of Oncology suggests consuming cruciferous veggies reduces the risk of some cancers. Tame bitterness by adding orange juice.
Play nice with spice.
The health perks of spices make them superstars in drinks. Turmeric has a unique flavor reminiscent of spicy-sweet mustard and is associated with anti-inflammatory benefits. Other juices incorporate a touch of cayenne.