Nutrition Facts

Juicy Facts – Fruits


Fresh apples help cleanse the system, lower blood cholesterol levels, keep blood sugar level up and aid digestion. The French use the peels in preparations for rheumatism and gout, as well as in urinary tract remedies. Apples are always very useful components in cleansing fasts because they help eliminate toxins. Apples are good sources of vitamin A. They also contain some vitamins B and C and riboflavin and are high in two important photochemicals: pectin and boron.

Due to their ability to strengthen the surface cells of the stomach lining and protect them against acids, bananas are recommended when ulcers or the risk of ulcers is present. High in potassium and vitamin B6, bananas help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular problems.

Blackberries are very good antioxidants, an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber and have high levels of potassium, iron, calcium and manganese.

High concentration of tannins are found in blueberries. They kill bacteria and viruses and help prevent (or relieve) bladder infections. Anthocyanins protect blood vessels against cholesterol buildup. High in pectin, vitamin C, potassium and natural acetylsalicylic acid, blueberries also add extra fiber to smoothies.

Citrus Fruits
All citrus fruits are high in vitamin C and limonene, which is thought to inhibit breast cancer. Red grapefruit is high in cancer-fighting lycopene. Oranges are a good source of choline, which improves mental function. The combination of carotenoids, flavonoids, terpenes, limonoids, and coumarins makes citrus fruits an excellent all-around cancer-fighting package.

Cranberries are extremely useful in treating urinary tract and bladder infections. They work like elderberries, preventing the hooks on the bacteria from attaching to the cells of the bladder or urinary tract, rendering them ineffective. Best used as a preventive step against urinary tract and bladder infections, cranberry juice does not take the place of antibiotic drugs, which are more effective in eliminating bacteria once an infection has taken hold. High in vitamins A and C, iodine and calcium, cranberries also prevent kidney stones and deodorize the urine.

Grapes contain large amounts of ellagic and caffeic acids, which deactivate carcinogens and are a good source of potassium. The flavonoids in grape juice protect the heart, and the resveratrol found in red wine and red grape juice has a protective effect on the cardiovascular system. Grapes also contain boron, which helps maintain estrogen levels (thus preventing calcium loss) and may be instrumental in preventing osteoporosis.

Kiwis are often used as part of cleansing regimens or to aid digestion. They are high in vitamins C and E (they are one of the few fruits that contain vitamin E), which act as an antioxidant and protect cells from free-radical damage. Kiwis are also high in potassium and contain some calcium.

Adenosine is anticoagulant chemical found in melons that lessens the risks of heart attack and stroke. Melons are a good source of vitamin C and calcium.

Rich in vitamin A and potassium, peaches contain boron, niacin, some iron and vitamin C. they help protect against cancer, osteoporosis and heart disease, and their sugar content is low (about 9%).

Perhaps one of the oldest cultivated fruits, pears are a good source of vitamin C, boron and potassium. Pears are also sweet source of fiber.

Pineapple aids digestion because it contains a proteolytic enzyme bromelain, which digests food by breaking down protein. Pineapple is an excellent source the trace mineral manganese, which is an essential cofactor in a number of enzymes important in energy production and antioxidant defenses. Pineapples also contain vitamin C and iron.

Effective against kidney stones, gout, rheumatism and arthritis, strawberries are also used in cleansing juices and as a mild tonic for the liver. Strawberries are high in cancer-fighting ellagic acid and vitamin C. they are also a good source of vitamin A and potassium, and contain some iron. Both the leaves and the fruit are used medicinally. Strawberry leaf tea can be used to treat diarrhea and dysentery.

Watermelons contain vitamins A and C, iron, and potassium. Their high water content makes them good summer refreshments.

Juicy Facts – Veggies


Beets (the root of the beet plant) are high in vitamin A and the enzyme betaine, which nourishes and strengthens the liver and gallbladder. Beets are also an excellent source of potassium and are cleansing for the liver, kidneys and gallbladder.

Green, red, Savoy, bok choy and Chinese cabbage; kohlrabi; and Brussels sprouts. High in cancer-fighting indoles and a good source of choline, which improves mental function, cabbage is one of only four vegetables that are high in vitamin E. an excellent remedy for anemia, cabbage has also been used as a nutritive tonic to restore strength in cases of debility and during convalescence. Beneficial to the liver, cabbage is also effective in preventing colon cancer and may be of help to diabetics by reducing blood sugar levels. Cabbage juice is especially effective in preventing and helping ulcers.

Carrots are extremely nutritious and rich in vitamin A, B, and C; iron,; calcium; potassium; and sodium. They have a cleansing effect on the liver and digestive system, help prevent the formation of kidney stones and relieve arthritis and gout. Their antioxidant properties come from carotenoids (including beta-carotene), which have been shown to cut cancer risk, protect against arterial and cardiac disease, and lower blood cholesterol. Carrots enhance mental function and decrease the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.

Celery is high in magnesium, iron and chlorophyll, which is an excellent blood builder and is one of the richest sources of organic sodium. Excellent for those who enjoy vigorous workouts, celery maintains valuable body fluid and electrolytes. Celery juice is a superb nerve tonic, helps fight headache and curb the craving for sweets.

Moderate sources of vitamin A, iron, and potassium, cucumbers are high in water, making them good vegetables for smoothies. Cucumber juice contains 40% potassium, 10% sodium, 7% calcium, 20% phosphorus and 7% choline. Cucumbers contain sterols, which may help the heart by reducing cholesterol.

High in lycopene and glutathione, two powerful antioxidants, tomatoes are thought to reduce the risk of many cancers. Lycopene is also thought to help maintain mental and physical functions and is absorbed by the body more efficiently when tomatoes are juiced (ore cooked). Tomatoes also contain glutamic acid, which is converted in the body to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a calming agent known to be effective in reducing kidney hypertension. Drink tomato juice to relax after a stressful day.

Wheat Grass
High in chlorophyll, a powerful healing agent and infection fighter, as well as beta-carotene and vitamins C and E, wheat grass has become very popular for juicing. It has high level of protein – even higher than that of soy products and legumes – making it in couple with barley the best plant source of this nutrient. Wheat grass acts as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antibiotic, blood cleanser. It also protects against radiation.

Protein Powders
Soy protein is believed to help reduce the risk of cancers of the breast, endometrium and prostate if it contains isoflavones. Isoflavons mimic the action estrogen and thus reduce the symptoms of menopause and help prevent the loss of calcium, which is linked to osteoporosis. Research has shown that soy protein reduces both the overall cholesterol level and the low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol level. Choose raw soy protein powder made from soybeans that are water-washed (not washed in alcohol), organically grown and specifically tested for high isoflavone levels. Add up to 3 tbsp (45 ml) protein powder to your juice.