The Benefits of Juicing
Items S - Z
Trace minerals are THE KEY
that determines the nutrient density of what we juice.
Sage Herb. One of the benefits of juicing sage is that it is a wonderful source of antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes, which together make sage one of the top antioxidant foods. Sage has a very strong flavor, so add only a few leaves to your juice.
Savory Herb. A great source of essential vitamins and minerals, savory leaves and tender shoots have anti-oxidant, disease preventing and health promoting properties.
Sorrel Wild Green, Bitter Green. Tart and tangy, with a bit of a citrus flavor, in olden times it was thought to be poisonous. Today it is considered a health drink.
Spearmint Mint. The benefits of juicing spearmint leaves is that it can help remedy headaches, fevers, nausea, digestive disorders, and help to eliminate gas. It can increase the metabolism, helping to burn excess fat. One of the benefits of juicing spearmint stems is that it releases an oil that can be helpful for lung, pancreatic, liver, and skin cancers.
Spinach Dark Green. Rich in vitamins B2 and B6 and essential minerals, including iron, and especially high in potassium. Spinach juice may reduce the risk of cataracts. More of the benefits of juicing spinach is that it contains the antioxidant beta-carotene, plus has anti-inflammatory agents.
Squash Vegetable. Winter squash includes pumpkin, acorn, butternut and spaghetti squash, are an excellent source of carotenes, which are helpful against cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. To juice, cut the squash it in pieces, clean out the seeds, peel it and put it in the juicer. Summer squash, such as zucchini and yellow squash, are rich in vitamins, calcium and potassium. Cut off the ends, then cut to fit into the juicer. Squash is best when combined with other juices, since by itself it is rather bland.
Stinging nettles Wild Green, Herb. Known for its ability to ease muscle and joint pain caused by arthritis and gout, other of the benefits of juicing nettles are that they are also used as a diuretic and laxative. They may be effective against ulcers, intestinal inflammation, and hemorrhoids.
Strawberries Fruit. A great fruit to class up the taste of your juice, and the entire fruit can be juiced, minus the leaves. Strawberries are a good source of antioxidants, including ellagic acid, which has cancer-fighting properties, and works fight free radicals.
String beans Vegetable. The benefits of juicing string beans are numerous. It is a traditional remedy for the pancreas, and especially good for people with diabetes. String beans have a lot of vitamins A, C and K, and a good source of folate and manganese. They also have potassium, iron, beta-carotene, lutein and B vitamins.
Sweet potatoes Vegetable. Leaves and young shoots may be juiced. They produce a very thick juice, that will thicken up other juices. To thin down, just add water before drinking. Sweet potatoes may also be juiced. They rank highest in edible vegetables in lutein. They help in fighting age-related macular degeneration (AMD), found among those suffering from diabetes.
Swiss Chard Dark Green, Bitter Green. Look at the benefits of juicing Swiss Chard. With an array of phytochemicals, chlorophyll and soluble fiber, Swiss chard is a powerful anti-cancer food. Because of such a compelling amount of nutrients, kale, collards and chard are perhaps the healthiest vegetables available. One cup of Swiss chard contains 109 percent of the U.S. RDA of vitamin A, 52% of vitamin C, 15 percent of fiber requirements (more than a bran muffin), as much potassium as in 2 bananas, 16 percent of vitamin E, and 35% of needed calcium, as much as in a cup of 2% milk.
Tarragon Herb. Having a delicate flavor, tarragon is rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants. Its poly-phenolic compounds can help to lower blood glucose levels. It is also helps to stimulate the appetite. Tarrahon is high in vitamins C, A and the B complex, plus folates, niacin, riboflavin, and high in calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, potassium and zinc.
Tatsoi Bitter Green. A salad green with a mild, mustard like flavor, and a texture similar to baby spinach.
Thyme Herb, Mint. There are 350 species which provide a variety of odors. Thyme contains an oil rich in thymol, which is a powerful antiseptic, antibacterial and a strong antioxidant which helps to lessen inflammation of the upper respiratory tract.
Tomatoes Vegetable. Only the fruit should be juiced, since the stems and leaves are toxic, and should not be juiced. Help to keep blood sugar levels under control. Tomatoes are a mainstay for juicing, and for good reason. Packed with nutrients, it also has a LOT of lycopene, an antioxidant noted for fighting cancer and other diseases.
Turmeric Spice. Contains curcumin, which helps to cleanse the liver, purify the blood, improve digestion, and promote elimination.
Turnip Vegetable. Along with pear, turnip is said to be helpful for strengthening lung tissue.
Turnip greens Dark Green. Turnip leaves are rich in chlorophyll and vitamin C.
Watercress Bitter Green. Has a hot, sharp and biting flavor. It is among the most highly nutritious vegetables.
Watermelon Fruit. Watermelon is a great way to add bulk and flavor to your juice. The benefits of juicing watermelon are that it can help to lower blood pressure. Among other things, watermelon is rich in the mineral Yttrium, which, according to Dr. Richard Olree in his book,
"Minerals for the Genetic Code",
is used by the body in finishing DNA strands, and is important for living longer. If the watermelon is organic, the whole watermelon, including rind and seeds can be juiced, once it has been scrubbed clean.
Wheatgrass Dark Green. This is one of the healthiest juices, though it has a strong chlorophyll taste. It is literally loaded with nutrients, and considered a wonderful anti-cancer food. To improve it’s taste, add 1 cup pineapple juice and one frozen banana and make a smoothie.
Zucchini Vegetable. Yes, zucchini is a good vegetable to juice. It is high in vitamin C and lutein, which is good for eyesight. It also contains potassium, folate and vitamin A.
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As you can see, there are a lot of options for juicing. Here is one of my favorite combinations:
- 7 good sized tomatoes
- One cucumber
- One large okra
- Two pounds of carrots
- Five or six stalks of celery
- Twelve large pumpkin leaves
- A quarter of a green pepper
- An inch of ginger root
- A handful of french green beans
- One or two broccoli stalks
- An apple or two
- Two peaches, or a good portion of watermelon
Doesn't this make a lot of juice? Yes it does, usually enough for more than one day for my wife and I. Don't forget to sweeten your juice with 1/2 teaspoon of
Ionic Sea Minerals
per quart of juice, plus add some apple cider vinegar. Happy Juicing!
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