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June 11, 2018
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For the spring: juices
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There are times of the year in which the weather conditions and seasonal changes can make us more vulnerable and prone to the development of certain pathologies that fundamentally affect the respiratory system; A good dose of vitamins can help fight common allergies at this time of year.
 
Experts say that a healthy and balanced diet, rich in fruits and vegetables can help the body to strengthen, regenerate and face the day with vitality.
 
In this way, fruit juices can be an appropriate option to help achieve the recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables. The purity that characterizes them guarantees that it is only fruit squeezed, the law does not authorize the addition of sugars.




 
Regarding this, Dr. María Dolores Del Castillo states that "a glass of fruit juice that is 100% fruit, and mainly with pulp, natural or packaged, is a perfect food to take between meals, as it does not contain added sugar and provides excellent vitamins and nutrients for the body. "
In addition, with its intake we would fulfill several basic functions: they are moisturizing, antioxidant, remineralizing and toning, so that they contribute to improve the immune system and can prevent some cardiovascular diseases, as well as tiredness and fatigue.
 
The juices are very versatile foods that allow us to have many fruits in a different format. Now, that the citrus season comes to an end, it is time to open the way to other fruits with very interesting flavors and nutritional properties:
 
. Strawberries: rich in vitamin C.
. Pears: rich in potassium and has vasodilatory effects.
. Peach: especially rich in potassium and vitamin C, they help keep the heart healthy.
. Apricots: contain carotenoids and provitamin A.
. Cherries: source of antioxidants from the red pigments of the fruits.
. Blueberries: rich in fiber, potassium and vitamin C.
 
Nutrients that reinforce our health
 
The orange juice, in particular, is a rich source of vitamin C, which helps reduce tiredness and fatigue. In fact, a small glass of orange juice covers more than 50% of the daily needs of vitamin C. Folate, one of the B vitamins found in orange juice, benefits the growth of maternal tissue during pregnancy, contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system, and also helps reduce tiredness and fatigue.
 
Among the advantages of fruit juices stands out its antioxidant capacity, which contributes to the protection of the organism. Free radicals, known as EROS, are highly toxic and can lead to the development of serious diseases if we do not fight them. In this sense, antioxidants in juices help to inhibit the oxidation produced by free radicals and protect the body from its negative effects. They also inhibit oxidation that is related to aging.
 
Therefore, Dr. María Dolores del Castillo concludes that "the consumption of fruit and fruit juice, mainly with pulp, provide macronutrients, micronutrients and bioactive compounds that contribute to a balanced and healthy diet."

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