Juice can be an easy way to top up your intake of vitamins and antioxidants while undertaking heavy training.
We all know the importance of staying healthy and illness free when you’re putting the hours into an athletic pursuit.
Here, Built for Athletes looks at seven types of juice that are packed with nutrients.
Cranberry juice offers a range of benefits, not least for its antioxidant contents which includes anthocyanins, flavonols, procyanidins, and vitamins C and E.
A small glass contains around 120 calories and more than 25 per cent of your daily vitamin C intake.
Known for its ability to increase lactic acid tolerance, beet juice can also lower your risk of heart disease and some types of cancer.
Prune juice is widely used as a natural remedy for constipation, but that’s not all it’s good for. Prunes are particularly high in B vitamins that support metabolism, red blood cell production and skin health.
Apple juice provides some potassium, a sought-after electrolyte. Go for the cloudy variety if you’re looking for something particularly healthy as it’s been found to contain more than double the amount of antioxidants as clear apple juice.
A small glass of tomato juice contains over 180 per cent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C, as well as Lycopene which has been found to lower your risk of heart disease.
Pomegranate juice has grown in popularity over the past few years due to its antioxidant contents, and being a source of vitamin K which helps with heart health and bone development.
Orange juice doesn’t contain quite as much vitamin C as tomato juice, but it’s still the second-best source of the immune booster on this blog post. It also contains potassium and a range of antioxidants too.