Cranberries have many health benefits when juiced, however it can be difficult to find fresh berries all year round. They are common during the festive period, however fresh ones are difficult to come by at any other time. You can still juice frozen berries, as these still contain 95% of the nutrients found in fresh ones. However when juiced they may need to be mixed with sweeter fruits like apple or pineapple, as they do have a very bitter taste.
Juicing cucumber is extremely hydrating for the body, and it provides plenty of juice, so you won't need much of it. When juicing cucumber, leave on the skin, as this is where most of the nutrients are. Drinking cucumber juice is great for your complexion, and has been known to give your skin a healthy glow. This is down to the high quantity of Silica in cucumber, which is a mineral that is responsible for strengthening connective tissue, therefore adding elasticity to your skin.
Fennel can be a great plant to add to juices, as it adds an aniseed flavour, and can go well with ginger. It can be very useful for the digestive system, as it has a calming effect and can reduce cramps. It has been known to lessen the symptoms of IBS. This is due to the essential oils in the plant, that help to relax the walls of the gut.
Kiwi juice is very high in Vitamin C – and surprisingly contains almost twice as much as a glass of orange juice. The vitamin C content in the juice helps your body to stengthen its immune system. It does this by stimulating the white blood cells into action to help fight infection and remove toxins from the body.