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- Beet Root – 1 beet (3″ dia) 175g
- Cabbage (red) – 2 leaf 46g
- Carrots – 3 medium 183g
- Lemon – 1/2 fruit (2-3/8″ dia) 42g
- Orange – 1 fruit (2-5/8″ dia) 131g
- Pineapple – 1/4 fruit 226.25g
- Spinach – 2 handful 50g
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.
- Liver Cleanse
The cleansing virtues in beets juice is very healing for liver toxicity or bile ailments, like jaundice, hepatitis, food poisoning, diarrhea or vomiting.
- Blood Cleanse
Beets have been shown to help cleanse the blood, cleanse the colon and strengthen the gall bladder and liver.
The high grade content of iron in spinach makes it a great blood builder. It regenerates and reactivates the red blood cells and supplies fresh oxygen to the body.
The high content of iron in beets regenerates and reactivates the red blood cells and supplies fresh oxygen to the body. The copper content in beets help make the iron more available to the body. A great blood builder.
- Weight Loss
Adding lemon juice to a beverage can help increase weight loss.
Beets are useful in helping cleanse the liver, and the liver helps metabolize fat.
- Stomach Cancer Prevention
Beet root is a traditional treatment used for leukemia. Beet root contain an amino acid betaine which has an anti cancer properties. Red beet therapy, consisting of consumption of approximately two pounds of raw, mashed beets daily, has been favorably reported for cases of leukemia and tumors (includes cancer). Research also shows that beet juice can help inhibit the development of colon and stomach cancer.
Consuming vitamin C rich foods helps to lower the incidence of peptic ulcers and in turn, reduce the risk of stomach cancer.
- Lower Blood Pressure
Drinking lemon juice is helpful for people suffering with heart problems as it contains potassium. It controls high blood pressure, dizziness, nausea as provides relaxation to mind and body. It reduces mental stress and depression.
A recent study also shows that certain protein compounds in spinach are beneficial in lowering high blood pressure.
All of the beet’s healing and medicinal values effectively normalizes blood pressure, lowering high blood pressure or elevating low blood pressure.
A flavonoid called hesperidin found in oranges can lower high blood pressure.
Beets are high in carbohydrates which means they are a great instant energy source, but unlike processed foods which are high in carbohydrates, beets will energize your body. Beets can be regarded as body fuel.
- Heart Disease Prevention
In a study meant to reveal therapeutic value of carrots researchers at the Wolfson Gastrointestinal Laboratory in Edinburgh, Scotland revealed that cholesterol level reduces by 11 percent if seven ounces of raw carrots a day is taken for three weeks. High cholesterol is a major factor for heart disease. Since regular consumption of carrots reduces cholesterol level it is good to prevent heart related problems. A group of Swedish scientists discovered that root vegetables can reduce the chances of having a heart attack. A study conducted at the Mario Negri Institute of Pharmacological Research in Italy found that those who ate more carrots had one third the risk of heart attack as compared with those who ate fewer carrots.
Medical studies have also shown that including beets in your diet helps protect a body against heart disease.
Oranges, being high in flavonoids and vitamin C has been known to halve the risk of heart diseases.
The choline from beet juice detoxifies not only the liver, but also the entire system of excessive alcohol abuse.
Lemon juice helps to cure problems related to indigestion and consitpation.
Carrots have a cleansing action on the liver and helps it to release more bile, which will cause peristaltic action. This can help to relieve constipation and help with digestion.
The high fiber content in spinach makes it a remarkable intestinal tract scrubber. It cleans out the system by removing the accumulated wastes in the digestive tracts by its mildly laxative effect. More importantly, it also repairs, heals and nourishes the tracts and tones up their functions. An excellent help for constipation, colitis, poor digestion or stomach ulcers.
The cellulose content in beets help to ease bowel movements. Drinking beet juice regularly will help relieve chronic constipation.
Though oranges taste acidic, it actually has an alkaline effect in the digestive system and helps stimulate the digestive juices, which helps to relieve constipation.
- Cancer Prevention
The fine chlorophyll and carotene (lutein) found in spinach is beneficial in fighting and preventing cancer. A variety of flavonoid compounds found in this vegetable are powerful anti-oxidants and anti-cancer agents. Studies have shown that properties in spinach slows down cancerous cell division, especially in cancers of the breast, cervical, prostate, stomach, and skin.
Liminoid is a compound found in oranges that has been found to help fight cancers of the mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon. The high vitamin C content also acts as a good anti-oxidant that protects cells from damages by free radicals.
- Immune System
Carrots do wonders for boosting the immune system by increasing the production and performance of white blood cells; building resistant to various kinds of infections.
Oranges, being high in vitamin C can help stimulate white cells to fight infection, naturally building a good immune system.
- Macular Degeneration Prevention
This is a common eye disease of elderly. It impairs the macula. Researches found that people who ate the most Beta-carotene had a forty percent lower risk of macular degeneration compared with those who consumed the least.
The abundance content of vitamin A and carotenoids help prevent age-related eye problems. When combined with endive and carrot juice, it effectively helps prevent macular degeneration, night blindness, and the development of cataracts.
- Improved Complexion
Lemon juice, being a natural antiseptic medicine, can participate to cure problems related to skin. Drinking of lemon juice mixed with water and honey brings glow to the skin.
The high quality vitamin C and other rich nutrients in carrot juice efficiently nourish the skin, preventing dry skin, psoriasis and other skin blemishes. It also has powerful cleansing properties that are effective in detoxifying the liver, which is overall effective for acne which can be caused by toxicity of the blood.
The anti-oxidant in orange help protect the skin from free radical damage known to cause signs of aging.
- Improving Eyesight
Deficiency of vitamin A can cause some difficulty seeing in dim light. Since carrot is rich in vitamin A it is good for improving eyesight.
- Reduce Water Retention
Carrot juice is diuretic and helps to eliminate excess fluids from the body, reducing water retention, especially for women during their monthly menstruation cycle and in pregnant women.
- Stroke Prevention
A carrot a day reduces stroke risk by 68 percent. Many studies have strengthened the “carrot effect” on brain. Studies conducted on stroke patients revealed that those with highest levels of Beta carotene have the best survival rate.
- Colon Cancer Prevention
The pigment that gives beets their rich, purple-crimson color betacyanin-is also a powerful cancer-fighting agent. Beets’ potential effectiveness against colon cancer, in particular, has been demonstrated in several studies.
- Lower Cholesterol
Pectin in carrots lowers the serum cholesterol levels.
Recent studies shown that limonoids in lemons help in reducing cholesterol.
- Lung Cancer Prevention
Beta-carotene consumption has been linked to reduced risk of several cancers, notably lung cancer. British researchers discovered that increasing beta-carotene consumption from 1.7 to 2.7 milligrams a day reduced lung cancer risk more than 40 percent. The average carrot contains about three milligrams of Beta-carotene. In a study, researchers found that eating fiber rich carrots reduce the risk of colon cancer by as much as 24 percent. Another study shows that women who ate raw carrots were five to eight times less likely to develop breast cancer than women who did not eat carrots.
- Reduce Inflammation
The high alkalinity properties in spinach makes it the perfect choice of food for people suffering inflammatory ailments, like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Asthma Help
Lemon juice assists in curing respiratory problems, along with breathing problems and revives a person suffering from asthma. Lemon, being a rich rich source of vitamin C, helps in dealing with respiratory disorders.
- Bone Protection
The high content of vitamin K is essential in anchoring calcium in bones, making it important to bone health.
- Breast Cancer Prevention
Recent studies shown that limonoids in lemons inhibit the development of cancer in laboratory animals and in human breast cancer cells.