Ruby

Named for the mouthwateringly sharp tang of the Ruby Red Grapefruit, this delectable juice is great first thing in the morning as it has all of the traditional breakfast tastes.   The health properties of the ingredients of Ruby are below:   Orange Oranges are widely considered to be one of the healthiest beverages because of the wide range of health benefits, which include: Boosts your immune system Reduce signs of aging Guards your heart Protects against cancer Boosts your metabolism Detoxifies your body Improves your circulation and blood pressure Reduces inflammation in your body and, Lowers cholesterol Drinking pure, fresh, unpasteurized orange juice is close to being just as beneficial as eating a whole fresh orange. The pulp does have some health benefits however; most of the nutrients are in the juice. Avoid frozen orange juice, canned orange juice, or concentrate, because with all of the processing, you lose a considerable amount of the natural goodness, and producers often turn to adding chemicals to the juice to replenish some of the lost nutritive value. Go natural and make sure you are getting all of the benefits of this miraculous and delicious fruit juice. A serving of pure, fresh, Cold Pressed Orange Juice is more beneficial than taking a supplement. Why? Consuming supplements do not provide the same protective benefits as the natural form of the vitamins and minerals found in fresh natural food as shown by research by the Division of Human Nutrition at the University of Milan, Italy (Guarnieri S, Riso P, et al., British Journal of Nutrition). Seven healthy test subjects were given each of three drinks, two weeks apart: Blood-orange juice containing 150 milligrams of vitamin C, Fortified water containing 150 milligrams of vitamin C, and A sugar and water solution containing no vitamin C. Blood samples were collected immediately before the drink was consumed, then every hour for 8 hours, and finally 24 hours after consumption of each drink. Blood samples were exposed to hydrogen peroxide, and free radical damage to DNA was evaluated at 3 and 24 hours. Only when orange juice was consumed was any protective effect seen. After drinking orange juice, DNA damage was 18% less after 3 hours, and 16% less after 24 hours. No protection against DNA damage was seen after consumption of the vitamin C fortified drink or the sugar drink.   Pineapple   Pineapples are a delicious fruit that have been renowned for their distinctive and unique taste and for their amazing health benefits. Their medicinal properties include their ability to improve respiratory system problems such as, cure coughs and colds. Pineapples are also known to improve digestion, support weight loss, strengthen bones, improve eye health, reduce inflammation, have preventative cancer properties, improve heart health, are anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, improve the immune system function and improve circulation. Pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain, which is associated with anti-inflammatory effects, and has been positively connected with reduced symptoms of arthritis. Ruby Red Grapefruit   Bred as a cross between an orange and a pomelo, Ruby Red Grapefruit is a rich source of vitamins A and C. The nutrient combination of potassium, lycopene, vitamin C and choline in red grapefruit all help to maintain a healthy heart, supports weight loss and lowers the risk of stroke. Lycopene has also been associated with a reduced risk of some cancers. Phytonutrients in grapefruit promote the formation of certain enzymes that start a reaction in the liver that helps make toxic compounds more water-soluble so they can be excreted from the body. Grapefruit has long been associated with liver cleansing. Ginger   Ginger is among the healthiest foods on the planet, loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds such as gingerol, a substance with powerful medicinal properties. Ginger has been a staple in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. It stimulates digestion, relieves abdominal bloating, vomiting and diarrhea and may serve to protect the stomach lining against irritants such as alcohol and some drugs. Ginger has been shown to reduce muscle pain and soreness and its anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce pain from osteoarthritis. This pain reducing property of ginger has also been shown to be as effective as drugs such as mefenamic acid and ibuprofen when used in a study on women suffering from menstrual pain. According to a study in Evid Based Complment Alternat Med. ginger was shown to protect against age related damage and improve brain function in middle-aged women. Tumeric   Tumeric is loaded with bioactive compounds that have powerful medicinal properties. The main active ingredient is curcumin, which is both a powerful antioxidant and has strong anti-inflammatory effects. In fact, the anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin are so powerful they match the effectiveness of anti-inflammatory drugs. Curcumin actually targets multiple steps of the inflammatory pathway of cells. Since low level inflammation has been shown to be a major contributor to almost every chronic disease including heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions, anything that can help fight chronic inflammation is important in preventing and even treating these diseases. The anti-oxidant properties of tumeric can neutralize free radicals but also boosts the activity of the body’s own anti-oxidant enzymes. Another major benefit of tumeric is that it may help reverse the steps toward heart disease by improving the function of the lining of blood vessels. One study shows that this property is as effective on the body as exercise. Curcumin has also been shown to have an effect on depression. In one study, 60 depressed patients treated with curcumin had symptoms alleviate to a level that was as effective as Prozac. Nutrition Information : Ruby Ingredients orange, pineapple, ruby grapefruit, ginger, tumeric Servings per package 1 Serving size 330 ml Calories per serve 165 Av. Qty per serve Av. Qty per 100ml Energy kj 686.4 207.0 Protein G 3.0 0.9 Fat, total G 1.2 0.3 – saturated G 0.3 0.1 Carbohydrate G 28.4 8.6 – sugars G 26.5 8.1 Sodium MG 11.9 4.0