Drink ‘Em Up: 8 Different Juices for Different Health Benefits

Many Americans like to drink juice as a flavorful way to stay healthy. But did you know that different types of juices can promote health in different ways? We’re not talking juice cocktails; we’re talking about 100 percent, no-sugar-added juices. Target whatever health issues you may be experiencing with these eight different juices.

Your Daily Breakfast Orange Juice Fights Inflammation

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Everyone knows that a glass of OJ is a great way to start the day and stock up on vitamin C. But did you know that vitamin C helps your body build necessary collagen? Orange juice is also packed with antioxidants to fight inflammation, making this a particularly useful drink for people who suffer from inflammatory joint problems.

Cranberry Juice Boosts Cardiovascular and Urinary Tract Health

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Delicious and healthful, cranberry juice boasts powerful flavanoid antioxidants to promote heart health, and may help prevent accumulation of the bacteria that cause painful urinary tract infections. Just remember to stick with 100 percent pure cranberry juice and avoid cranberry cocktail, which comes with unnecessary added sugar.

Lemonade Can Combat Kidney Stones

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A cool glass of lemonade is the perfect drink of summer. It might also be the perfect drink for preventing kidney stones. Natural citrate in lemon juice can keep calcium from binding to other factors that cause kidney stones, and may keep smaller stones from coming together to make larger ones. Try low-sugar or sugar-free lemonade all year round for a great preventative.

Prune Juice: It’s Not Your Grandfather’s Drink Anymore

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Prune juice suffered from an image problem for many years, being associated with babies and the elderly as a constipation aid. But this delicious natural juice is one of the healthiest juices you can drink, packed with antioxidants, fiber, and potassium (which helps with blood pressure, muscle contractions, and heart rhythms). And yes, it does help regulate your digestive system, too.

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