The Juice Experiment #4: Watermelon and Green Apple Juice

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Watermelons are a childhood favourite of mine.  I tried mixing watermelons and green apples today to balance out the sweetness .

Ripe watermelons are a wonderful source of lycopene. The lycopene levels  of watermelons store well even up to 7 days  in well refrigerated conditions.   Lycopene is a well known oxidant  with the ability to neutralize free radical molecules. It also contains a good amount of Vitamin C and vitamin A.  It also contains potassium and magnesium.

Apples are a good source of polyphenols which function as antioxidants.  Most of the nutrients of the apples are actually concentrated on the skin.  When buying non-organic apples, one must be sure to wash the apple thoroughly while brushing with a bristle brush to get rid of the wax  on the apple.

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Watermelon and Apple Juice

½  of a chilled watermelon

3 chilled green apples

Juice together.

This is a refreshingly cool drink and none too sweet.

Suggestions:  Drink within 30 minutes of juicing to retain freshness.

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