Vegetable Juicing: the health benefits 

Vegetable juicing is one of the greatest things you can do for your body. It's provides your body with  vitamins and minerals in liquid form.

Quick question: Have you ever tried to eat 8 carrots, 3 apples and a stalk of celery in one meal?

Some of us might have whipped up a salad with some of those ingredients, but its super hard and uncommon to do it all in one meal.


What if I told you a glass of juice could give you all of that nutrition, in just 8 ounces?

One glass of juice = a heck of a whole lot of vegetables

And what do vegetables have?

Lots of live, health-giving, healing vitamins, enzymes and minerals.

Can you imagine what that would do to your body?

It can do so much. For many, it makes thier skin glow, it helps health conditions to dissipate.

And the kicker?!

Most vegetable juices taste AWESOME.

Fair enough? Let's start with some details on the Green Vegetables....

Green juice is important because of Chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is found in all green vegetables.

Green plants take in sunlight and transform it into food! This is called photosynthesis, and it is one of the most fundamental processes in nature. Green plants, algae and certain bacteria use the light energy of the sun to form carbohydrate food.

Famous research scientist E. Bircher called chlorophyll "concentrated sun power." He said, "It increases the functions of the head, affects the vascular system, the intestines, the uterus, and the lungs.

It raises basic nitrogen exchange and is therefore a tonic which, considering its stimulating properties, cannot be compared with any other."

Chlorophyll has the power to regenerate our bodies at the molecular and cellular level.

It is known to help cleanse the body, fight infection, help heal wounds, and promote the health of the circulatory, digestive, immune, and detoxification systems.

Chlorophyll consumption increases the number of red blood cells and, therefore, increases oxygen utilization by the body. Chlorophyll also reduces the binding of carcinogens to DNA in the liver and other organs.

It also breaks down calcium oxalate stones (kidney stones) for elimination, which are created by the body for the purpose of neutralizing and disposing of excess acid.

The other colors of vegetable juice are pretty cool too...

Fruits and vegetables come in terrific colors and flavors, but their real beauty lies in what's inside.

Fruits and vegetables are great sources of many vitamins, minerals and other natural substances that may help protect you and reverse chronic diseases.

Orange and yellow fruits and vegetables...

Antioxidants abound in the orange and yellow vegetables. The carotenoids found in orange and yellow veggies give them their bright color. A wide range of other phytochemicals is also found in this group, such as Vitamin C and flavonoids.

They contain beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, flavonoids, lycopene, potassium, and vitamin C.

These nutrients:

  • reduce age-related macular degeneration
  • reduce the risk of prostate cancer
  • lower LDL cholesterol and blood pressure
  • promote collagen formation and healthy joints
  • fight harmful free radicals
  • encourage alkaline balance, and work with magnesium and calcium to build healthy bones

Red fruits and vegetables...

From scarlet to crimson the red vegetables are packed with a wide range of phytochemicals.

The antioxidant powerhouses of this group are the red pigments - anthocyanins and carotenoids. Vitamin C is also often present.

Lycopene, the carotenoid which is found in tomatoes, is a nutritional "super hero".

Contain nutrients such as lycopene, ellagic acid, quercetin, and hesperidin, to name a few.

These nutrients:

  • reduce the risk of prostate cancer lower blood pressure
  • reduce tumor growth and LDL cholesterol levels
  • scavenge harmful free-radicals
  • support join tissue in arthritis cases

Blue and purple fruits and vegetables...

Do you like eggplants or blueberries? They contain nutrients which include lutein, zeaxanthin, resveratrol, vitamin C, fiber, flavonoids, ellagic acid, and quercetin.

These nutrients:

  • support retinal health
  • lower LDL cholesterol
  • boost immune system activity
  • support healthy digestion
  • improve calcium and other mineral absorption
  • fight inflammation
  • reduce tumor growth
  • act as an anticarcinogens in the digestive tract
  • limit the activity of cancer cells

White fruits and vegetables...

Contain nutrients such as beta-glucans, EGCG, SDG, and lignans that provide powerful immune boosting activity.

These nutrients:

  • activate natural killer B and T cells
  • reduce the risk of colon, breast, and prostate cancers
  • balance hormone levels

reducing the risk of hormone-related cancers you know why it makes you feel so good!And if you have never juiced, you totally need to get started.Start looking at juicers and get to the supermarket for some colored veggies.Here is some more info on specific popular juiced veggies..

Now you know why it makes you feel so good.

And if you have never juiced, you totally need to get started.

Start looking at juicers and get to the supermarket for some colored veggies.

Here is some more info on specific popular juiced veggies..

Vegetable juicing guide

Definitely use these vegetables for juicing!

Juicing Leafy Greens
Juicing Carrot Juice
Juicing Tomato Juice

Vegetable juicing recipes
Info on fruit juicing

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