Apples, pineapples, berries, oranges and cantaloupes are examples of fruits that work well for juicing. Many vegetables, some of which include kale, wheatgrass, celery, broccoli and carrots, can also be used in a juicer to produce nutritious, homemade juices.
Apples are used as a base in many homemade juices because their sweet taste helps soften the taste of otherwise bitter or strong juices. They are also an excellent source of antioxidants. As a base, pineapple juice adds a tropical flavor to homemade juice. Health benefits of pineapples include their antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. Juiced berries also provide antioxidants and offer antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Broccoli is a rich source of both vitamin C and chlorophyll. Those who do not like the taste of broccoli can still enjoy its nutrition benefits by juicing it along with sweeter-tasting juices, such as apple or orange juice, to mask its taste. People who do not like carrots as a food may find that they enjoy juiced carrots because carrot juice is sweeter than whole carrots. Carrot juice also pairs well with apple juice, and it is rich in the nutrient beta carotene. Spinach juice provides many nutrients as well, although people with bone health issues should limit its consumption because the oxalic acid in spinach can interfere with the body's ability to absorb calcium.