Benefits

BENEFITS OF CLEANSING

The body is designed to heal itself.  Dietary and lifestyle choices will determine whether your body operates at optimal levels.  Consumption of processed food strains the body’s natural processes so that it becomes deprived of natural vitality, as well as more vulnerable to illness.

Doing a juice cleanse is a great way to initiate a healthier lifestyle.  You can purify and restore your digestive system, and repair your body’s natural healing capabilities.  If you are looking to lose weight, a juice plan is also a great way to get started.  It will allow your body to operate more efficiently, and naturally bring you back to a healthier physical state and clear mind.  In just a few days, you can experience more energy, healthier skin, and improved overall health.

WHAT DOES A CLEANSE DO?

Raw natural juice is low in calories, yet incredibly nutrient dense.  During a juice cleanse, your body is provided with all the vitamins and minerals it needs, while taking a break from processed foods that create hard work for the digestive system. The longer you cleanse, the more toxins you will release from your body.  However, to start off, a three to five day cleanse can have amazing effects on your health.  Your body will begin the process of detoxing, and you can also begin to lose weight.  Detoxing purifies the blood, and provides mental clarity caused by the release of toxins that have been built up over time.

As your body is given time off from breaking down solid foods, that energy is diverted to cleansing and healing processes.  A juice cleanse greatly benefits liver health, as well as balances the body’s pH levels.  The foods many of us consume on a regular basis create an acidic environment. When your cells become too acidic, they are less able to transport oxygen throughout the body.  Eliminating these processed, acid-forming foods allows your body to return to a state of vitality.  Raw juice from fruits and vegetables alkalizes the body, and neutralizes acids, bringing your body back into a balanced and efficient state.

WHY CLEANSE?

People often ask, “What is the point of drinking raw fresh juice when you can just eat fruits and vegetables?”  Drinking OUI Juice is a great way to consolidate the nutrients in an amount of fruits and vegetables that you probably couldn’t eat in one sitting.  Through juicing, your body can rapidly absorb nutrients into the bloodstream for immediate health benefits.  It is always a good idea to include whole raw fruits and vegetables as a part of a healthy diet, however drinking it in juice form has added benefits, and is a speedy way to kick-start a healthy transformation.

FRUITS/VEGETABLES OF THE WEEK

BENEFITS

Benefits of Juicing Fruit/Vegetable

Hydration

Hydration is a key part of detoxing the body & losing weight.  It rids the body of toxins, improves digestion, & helps nutrient absorption.

Pear & Celery

The combination of pear and celery juice contributes to healthy liver function, preventing the build up of toxins in the body

Apple and Orange

Apples & oranges contain Vitamin C and promote collagen production, which improve complexion and help your skin stay youthful.

Green Apple

Apples makes a fantastic base juice and are laden with health properties from their vitamin, mineral, malic acid and fibre content.

Consuming apples daily can help decrease risk of diabetes and lower cholesterol.

Pectin & malic acid found in apple juice keep your digestive system healthy.  Enzymes help digest foods & absorb nutrients more effectively.

*Apples are a great source of dietary fiber, calcium, iron, phosphorous, and potassium, as well as vitamins A, B, and C.  They contain many phytonutrients, which contain protective, disease preventing compounds.  Cardiovascular, blood sugar regulation, antioxidant, and anti-asthma benefits are only a few of many ways apple juice can help you stay healthy.

High levels of anti-oxidants make apples a great remedy and preventative measure for numerous health concerns such as asthma symptoms, and atherosclerosis, which is caused by clogged arteries. Green apples are known to purify the blood, and also keep skin healthy and nourished.

Fresh un-pasturized apple juice provides polyphenols and flavonoids, antioxidants that help detoxify the body.

Green apples are known for improving digestion, stabilizing blood sugar, as well as lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.  The potassium content of apples helps the body prevent loss of calcium in the bones.  This, along with the added benefit of calcium in apples makes them great for bone protection.

Drinking apple juice after a workout replenishes the body’s vitamins and minerals, and also neutralizes the oxidative stress caused by strenuous activity.  It is also a great way to reduce muscle stiffness and fatigue.  The malic acid in apples plays an overall role in increasing energy levels and improving muscle performance.

Apples also contain malic acid, which cleanses harmful substances from the body by maintaining healthy digestion & liver function.

Many studies have linked apples to heart health and healthy cholesterol levels.

Hydration is a key part of detoxing the body & losing weight.  It rids the body of toxins, improves digestion, & helps nutrient absorption.

Pear

Pears are rich in vitamins A, B, C, E, folic acid, and niacin.  They have antioxidant and anti-carcinogen properties, which help to prevent stroke and high blood pressure.  They are a healthy and have  delicious source of natural energy.

Pears protect cells from free radial damage due to their vitamin C content, which also stimulates white cells to kill bacteria and fight infections. High amounts of copper found in pears serve as powerful protection against free radical damage.

Drinking pear juice has a natural anti-minflammatory effect, and is a good option for pain relieve due to inflammation.

Fiber found in pears are the reason they are credited with promoting cardiovascular and colon health.

*Drinking fruit juices such as pear has been shown to lower the risk of age-related macular degeneration, which is the main cause of loss of vision in adults.

*Due to high boron content, pears help to prevent osteoporosis. This is because boron aids the body in retaining calcium.

Pears are a great source of energy, and immunity booster, containing vitamin C and Copper to fight off free radicals.

Quercetin is an antioxidant found in pears that can help heart and artery health.

Pears contain A, B, C, copper & potassium.  They also provide pectin which promotes healthy digestion and regultes cholesterol levels

Pear juice is rich in trace minerals like potassium and iron, which are lost through sweat. Great way to replenish after exercise.

The combination of vitamins & minerals in pears, especially Vitamin C and Copper, supports a strong and healthy immune system.

Vitamins A, C, E and B in pear juice will help you stay healthy and avoid cold and flus.

Pineapple

*Pineapple is rich in vitamins C and B1 (thiamin), as well as manganese, fiber, copper, beta-carotene, and folic acid.  It is a fantastic juice for building a strong immune system, and preventing recurrent infections and viruses.

Enzymes in pineapple are good for circulation, improved immunity, and digestion.  It helps to break down proteins for the body to use.

* Trace minerals, such as manganese, found in pineapple juice make it a great source of natural energy for the body.  In fact, one cup of pineapple supplies over 100% DV of this key mineral.

*A unique quality of pineapple is its bromelain content, a protein-digesting enzyme that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits.  It helps to balance the body’s pH so that it is not too acidic or alkaline

Thiamine, found in pineapple in high amounts, helps to convert carbohydrates into usable energy and is essential for a healthy heart.

Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple that helps to digest proteins, and neutralize acidity.

Fruits like pineapple help the body recover more quickly from coughs and colds due to their vitamin & mineral content.

Bananas

Bananas are an unsurpassed source of potassium, a mineral that improves muscular function, and is key for supporting healthy blood pressure, and heart function.

*In addition to proven cardiovascular effects of potassium, this mineral has also been shown to promote healthy bones, by its ability to counteract loss of calcium in the body.

*Potassium is a natural electrolyte that is essential for replenishing after strenuous activity.  They provide a great energy boost, and are a great way to fuel muscles, and also relieve muscle cramps.

*Protective qualities of bananas have long recognized, as they produce a barrier against stomach acids and reduce stomach bacteria.  This is the reason bananas are known to prevent stomach ulcers and damage, as well as heartburn.

Regular consumption of bananas has been linked to kidney health, particularly reduced risk of kidney cancer.

Iron found in bananas promotes hemoglobin and enzyme production that is necessary for the red blood cell production.  It is a great option for people who are anemic.

Potassium in bananas helps to prevent bone loss, and helps your body absorb nutrients such as calcium.

Potassium helps maintain many areas of the body muscular system, regulates  heart, intestines and skeletal muscles as well.

Potassium in bananas helps keep bones strong, while promoting calcium absorption in the body.

Electrolytes are needed for muscle & nerve cells to function properly.  Bananas contain many electrolytes, such as potassium & magnesium.

Orange

Oranges provide over 100% DV vitamin C, and are an excellent source of fiber, folate, B1, potassium, and vitamin A.

Citrus fruits like oranges are high energy foods that can help you stay active through the day.  Antioxidant content fights oxidative stress

Oranges are full of vitamin C, which boosts the immune system, protects against cardiovascular disease & helps rebuild collagen in the skin.

*Vitamin C is a principal antioxidant in the human body, preventing damage to cells and muscle tissue.  It impedes free radical damage, which is associated with reducing inflammation ailments such as arthritis and asthma.  It plays a major role in helping to prevent cell damage associated with colon cancer.

Studies show that taking vitamin C supplements alone does not compare, in terms of free radical protection, to drinking orange juice.  This is likely due to the interaction of vitamin C in oranges with the numerous phytonutrients that are also present.  Such nutrients are necessary for the antioxidant effects to actually take place.

Hesperidin is flavonoid found in oranges that can improve the health of cells in your blood vessels, important for cardiovascular health

Oranges contain over 150 different phytonutrients, along with over 50 flavonoids, having antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor properties. They help to protect against free radical damage that causes signs of aging in the skin.

Studies have also shown that citrus fruits such as oranges account for significant protection against cancers such as esophageal, mouth, and stomach.  In addition, citrus fruits are associated with positive effects in dealing with diabetes, cataracts, gingivitis, Crohn’s disease, kidney stone prevention, asthma, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease, among others.

Improved hair & skin from drinking orange juice can be attributed to folic acid, vitamin C, & potassium. Vitamin C is necessary for collagen production, needed for resilient & smooth skin.

Searchers say beta carotene is not only good for eye health it can also delay cognitive aging and protect skin from sun damage.

The best-known nutrient in oranges is beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant which gives sunny fruits and vegetables their brilliant color.

Beta Carotene in Oranges protects the health of your cells, & Thiamine (B1) converts food to energy while improving skin, hair, & eye health.

Orange juice can help heart health by decreasing inflammation caused by meals high in fats and carbohydrates.

Peach

Fresh peaches are a moderate source of antioxidant, vitamin C. Vitamin-C has anti-oxidant effects and is required for connective tissue synthesis in the body. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents, and help scavenges harmful free radicals.

Fresh fruits are an also moderate source of vitamin A and ß-carotene. ß-carotene is a pro-vitamin, which converts into vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is essential for vision. It is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin A is known to offer protection from lung and oral cavity cancers.

They are rich in many vital minerals such as potassium, fluoride and iron. Iron is required for red blood cell formation. Fluoride is a component of bones and teeth and is essential for prevention of dental caries. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that help regulate heart rate and blood pressure.

Peaches contain health promoting flavonoid poly phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zea-xanthin and ß-cryptoxanthin. These compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes.

Strawberry

Red, juicy, delicious strawberries are one of the healthiest fruits to include in a healthy diet.

*Strawberries are a superfood, highly nutrient dense, and one of the top 5 most antioxidant packed of all fruits.  They are rich in vitamins C, E, B2, B5, B6, as well as beta-carotene, biotin, manganese, and zinc.

*Strawberries are associated with improving heart function, digestive health, immune system, and mood, as well as brain function including concentration and memory.

*By enhancing the immune system and preventing blood clots, strawberries may help protect against artery damage.

*The combination of vitamin C and fiber in strawberries make them a great juice for detoxing and cleansing the colon.  While vitamin C stimulates digestive fluids that process proteins and starches, fiber improves digestion.

Strawberries help reduce risk of cancer, heart disease, inflammatory diseases, and birth defects as well an aide in weight loss.

Strawberries provide vitamin C and antioxidants. Good for skin (collagen production), immunity, and heart health.

*Drinking strawberry juice encourages the release of serotonin, which is responsible for relaxation and a calm mind.  Folic acid in strawberries is largely responsible for their effect on the brain’s capacity to process information and improve memory.

Strawberries are full of antioxidants and other essential nutrients.

Blackberry

Blackberries are a top antioxidant food, containing vitamins C, A, E, & K.  They are high in fiber & are said to boost heart health & vision.

Rich in antioxidants, blackberries help the body in fighting free radicals and avoid various types of cancer, especially breast & cervical cancer.

Yet another benefit that arises from the antioxidants in blackberries comprises of protection against chronic disease.

The high tannin content, and the resultant antiseptic and astringent properties, of blackberries makes them good for tightening tissues as well as treating minor bleeding.

Mild infections, like sore throats and mouth irritations, can be treated with the help of blackberries.

Blackberries have been used to alleviate hemorrhoids also, another property that arises from their high tannin content.

Regular consumption of blackberries has been seen to delay the process of aging.

Blackberries have been found to have anti-bacterial properties and can even help cleanse blood.

Consumption of blackberry has been found to be beneficial for those suffering from diarrhea and intestinal inflammation.

Regular consumption of blackberries can help strengthen the blood vessels in your body.

Blackberries serve as a great source of ellagic acid, which is known to have antiviral properties.

The high fiber content in blackberries helps maintain digestive health, control blood sugar, lose weight and lower cholesterol levels.

The flavonoids present in blackberries promote vision health, by preventing macular degeneration.

Raspberry 

Raspberry is a delicious fruit that is widely cultivated in all temperate regions of the world. There are eight different species of raspberries in the world.

Being rich in antioxidants, raspberry helps neutralize free radicals in the body and thus, prevents damage to cell membranes & other structures.

Raspberries can restrain proliferation of cancer cells and even the formation of tumors in various parts of the body, including the colon.

Daily consumption 3 or more servings of raspberry has been seen to lower the risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the main cause of vision loss in older adults.

The anthocyanins present in raspberry have been found to reduce the risk of heart disease and also delay the effects of aging.

The presence of salicylic acid in raspberries might slow down atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).

Raspberry is a good source of quercetin, an antioxidant that diminishes the release of histamines and thus, minimizes allergic reactions.

Manganese and vitamin C, two antioxidant nutrients in raspberries, help protect the body tissue from oxygen-related damage.

Raspberry is one of the few fruits whose consumption would not have much effect on the body’s blood sugar levels.

Research has shown that regular consumption of raspberry is good for those suffering from inflammation and pain.

Blueberry

Blueberry are the highest of any fruit for antioxidants….free-radical-fighting powerhouses.

1 cup of blueberry delivers 14% of the recommended daily dose of fiber and nearly a quarter of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.

Blueberries are also low in calories — fewer than 100 for a full cup.

Blueberries being very rich in anti oxidants, vitamin C, B complex, vitamin E, vitamin A, and copper

(a very effective immune builder and anti-bacterial), selenium, zinc, iron (promotes immunity by raising haemoglobin and oxygen concentration in blood) which boost up your immune system and prevent infections.

Kiwi 

Kiwis contain antioxidants A, C, & E. Good for blood sugar regulation & lung health.

The fiber in kiwifruit may be an effective against a number of ailments.

Studies have found that eating a high fiber diet can lower cholesterol levels and in turn reduce the risk of heart disease.

Kiwis are also abundant in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that protects our bodies from free radicals that can cause oxidative stress and lead to a host of severe medical conditions, such as atherosclerosis that can cause heart disease.

Vitamin C has been shown to lower blood pressure, and thereby lower the chances of developing of hypertension, as well as cardiovascular disease.

Vitamin C also ensures proper dilation of blood vessels, which may prevent atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, congestive heart failure, and angina pectoris.

Having a few kiwifruit a day may also reduce the amount of triglycerides in your blood, avoiding blood clots and helping to protect cardiovascular health.

Kiwi is a good source of vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, and copper, all of which may function separately or together to protect the cardiovascular system.

Guava 

Guava is a good source of copper, which supports thyroid health and metabolism.

Guava provides your body with many of the nutrients it needs, including C, E, calcium, and lycopene, a powerful antioxidant.

Mango

Mangoes are full packed with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants and contain like all fruits very few proteins, fats and calories. They are perfect to replenish salts, vitamins and energy after physical exercise.

Mangoes are perfect to replenish salts, vitamins and energy after physical exercise.

The enzymes of the Mango, such as magneferin, katechol oxidase and lactase, clean the bowel of the “filth” within and are an ideal antidote for all toxic effects inside the body. They provide also sufficient resistance to fight any germs and afflictions.

Mangoes are so delicious and tempt us to eat as much as possible. Mangoes are seasonal fruit and are mainly available during hot summer season. Mango is mostly cultivated in tropical regions. Scientific name of mango is Mangifera indica. There are many cultures around the world that use the fruit and leaves for ritual purposes and decorations.

Watermelon 

Watermelon does provide you with 22 grams of carbs, 2 grams of protein and 5% of your daily value of fiber, a healthy recipe for fat burning and weight loss. With 18 grams of sugar, watermelon is a great way to curb a sugar craving.

Watermelon is an excellent source of potassium, vitamins C and A, and contains a high concentration of beta-carotene.

Red watermelon rind also contains the phyto-nutrient citrulline, which has health benefits such as increased blood flow throughout the body

B6 in Watermelon helps convert protein into energy, and is important for cognitive function and immunity.

Watermelon is an excellent source of A & C:  Promotes healthy vision, teeth & gums, strengthens immunity, & prevents cell damage.

One of the main health benefits of watermelon is its status as a powerful antioxidant, found in vitamins A and C, which helps to neutralize free radicals than can lead to inflammation, general sickness and chronic illnesses such as stroke and heart attack.

The beautiful pink color of watermelon, due to beta-carotene, is a powerful ally against many types of cancer, particularly colon cancer.

Lycopene, a carotenoid found in abundance in watermelon provides additional cancer fighting health benefits of watermelon.

The high water content of watermelon is part of what gives it fat burning benefits, helping to make your metabolism work more efficiently.

With a healthy amount of fiber and protein, your body will still work harder simply processing watermelon.

Research shows watermelon to have many health benefits especially helpful to men. Packed with vitamins and minerals, watermelon can have several positive effects on the body.

One benefit is the ability to relax the blood vessels, much like drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction.

When watermelon is ingested, citrulline boosts nitric oxide levels, which relaxes blood vessels to increase blood flow throughout the body.

Cantaloupe

Drinking cantaloupe juice can help regulate the heartbeat and supply oxygen to the brain.  Helps stress and energy levels.

A cantaloupe consists of considerable amounts of beta-carotene, a forerunner of vitamin A within your body and is particularly the cause of the orange color of the interior of the cantaloupe.

Cantaloupe is loaded with lots of folic acid which is extremely important for regrowth of dead cells.

This element is particularly ideal for women that are pregnant.

This property of faster regrowth also helps in providing a nutritious skin.

Cantaloupe will keep lines and wrinkles away, preserves the skin flexibility and enables in collagen activity and therefore has got anti-aging qualities.

Grapefruit

*Grapefruits contain a unique combination of nutrients that make it especially beneficial for building a strong immune system.   Citric acid, essential oils, natural sugars, along with folic acid, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, and vitamins C, A, B, E, and K, combine to make grapefruit a powerful fruit against many diseases and ailments.

*Also, phytonutrients and flavonoids found in grapefruit make it a great choice for maintaining positive health

*A notable antioxidant found in pink grapefruit is called lycopene, which has an exceptional ability to fight damage to cells in the body caused by free radicals.  In general, grapefruit juice has been ranked as one of the highest in antioxidant activity.

*Grapefruit can help to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol, largely due to their pectin content, which is a soluble fiber shown to inhibit the development of atherosclerosis.

Cranberry 

Although cranberries are best known for combating urinary tract infections, they are also delicious, tangy & great for the immune system.

Grapes

The grape is a very cleansing, alkaline, nutritious fruit, which is why grape juice have been used for many years to heal chronic illness.

The health benefits of grapes include its ablity to treat constipation, indigestion, fatigue, kidney disorders, macular degeneration and prevention of cataract.

Grapes is one of the most delicious fruits, are rich sources of vitamins A, C, B6 and folate in addition to essential minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium.

Grapes contain flavonoids that are very powerful antioxidants, which can reduce the damage caused by free radicals and slacken aging.

Grapes increase the nitric oxide levels in the blood, which prevents blood clots thereby reducing the chances of heart attacks.

In addition the antioxidant present in grapes prevents the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which blocks the blood vessels.

Ripe grape juice is an important home remedy for curing migraine. It should be taken early in the morning, without mixing additional water.

Grapes play an important role in dyspepsia. They relieve heat and cure indigestion and irritation of the stomach. They are also preferred as they constitute a light food.

White grape juice replenishes the iron content present in the body and prevents fatigue.

Though, the dark grape juice might not give an iron boost and on the other hand, decrease the iron levels.

Drinking grape juice also provides you with instant energy. The anti-oxidants present in grapes also provide the needed boost to your immune system.

Lime 

Healthy digestion is necessary to effectively detox your body.  Lime juice helps the digestive system, partly due to it’s flavonoid content

Juices with lime juice in it is excellent weight reducer and antioxidant drink.

Lime has an irresistible scent which waters the mouth and thus primary digestion (digestive saliva floods your mouth even before eating it)

Lemon 

The health benefits of lemon include its use as a treatment of throat infections, indigestion, constipation, dental problems, and fever, internal bleeding, rheumatism, burns, obesity, respiratory disorders, cholera and high blood pressure, while it also benefits hair and skin care.

Known for its therapeutic property lemon helps to strengthen your immune system, cleanse your stomach, and it is considered a blood purifier.

Lemons have antibacterial and antiviral properties, boosting immunity and keeping the body free of harmful substances.

Lemon juice, especially, has several health benefits associated with it. It is well known as a useful treatment for kidney stones, reducing strokes and lowering body temperature.

The health benefits of lemons are due to its many nourishing elements like vitamin C, vitamin B, phosphorous, proteins, and carbohydrates.

Lemon is a fruit that contains flavonoids, which are composites that contain antioxidant and cancer fighting properties.

Lemon helps to prevent diabetes, constipation, high blood pressure, fever, indigestion and many other problems, as well as improving the skin, hair, and teeth.

Studies show that lemon juice can eliminate the occurrence of kidney stones by forming urinary citrate, which prevents the formation of crystals.

Lemon is well known for its medicinal power and is used in many different ways

Coconut

Coconut water possesses high quantities of nutrients and minerals, including calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, manganese and phosphorus.

A 1-cup serving of raw coconut has over 7 grams of dietary fiber per serving.

The juice from young coconuts is a refreshing and hydrating beverage, while the young meat can be eaten as well.

Use the coconut juice after exercise or to replenish fluids lost from exertion in the heat.

The juice of green coconuts might be helpful for dissolving kidney stones because of the high amount of potassium present in the juice

Cucumber

*Cucumbers are a part of the same botanical family as melon and squash, and have many known benefits to maintaining positive health, including anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory effects.

Cucumbers contain a high amount of water.  The water found in cucumbers is naturally distilled and keeps the body’s pH balanced, due to its content of alkaline-forming minerals.  This also helps to neutralize acidity and treat ulcers.

Vitamins C and A, along with folate, manganese, silica, sulfur, molybdenum, and potassium make cucumber a great source of numerous health benefits.

*Silica in cucumber contributes to composition of connective tissue in the body such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bones.  Silica, along with sulfur found in cucumbers help promote healthy hair as well.

Consuming cucumbers neutralizes uric acid, which causes inflammation (particularly of the joints), it is able to help ailments such as asthma and arthritis.

Cucumbers are a low calorie hydrating food, full of electrolytes and nutrients.

Cucumber juice is low in calories, full of electrolytes and provides potassium & magnesium, for healthy blood pressure.

Vitamins A, B, & C in cucumbers promote skin health.  Also great for healthy hair & nails, & removing toxins from the digestive system.

Celery

*Celery is known for its high levels of vitamins K, A, B1, B2, and B6.   It is a great source of potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, and essential amino acids to promote growth.  It contains a natural form of sodium that is actually essential to maintain a healthy physical body.

Celery juice is great for neutralizing acid in the body, and is also an excellent replenishment following a workout. Celery’s high mineral content, along with its ability to replace electrolytes, make it a beneficial drink prior to exercise.

*Celery has long been associated with lowering blood pressure, as well as having anti-cancer properties.   It has also been shown to lower LDL cholesterol, and promote healthy kidney function.

Celery is rich in magnesium, which helps maintain healthy blood pressure.

Celery also hydrates the body and replenishes electrolytes. Staying hydrated is key for healthy skin.

Celery is high in vitamins A, C, & B vitamins, as well as potassium & essential amino acids. Helps balance pH & regulate the nervous system.

Minerals in celery neutralize acidity, balancing the body’s pH.  It promotes healthy liver function, & removes toxins from the body.

Celery juice has an alkalizing effect on the body, ensuring optimal pH balance and hydration.

Kale

Kale is a great detoxifier because of high amounts of fiber & sulfur compounds, supporting the body’s cellular detox process

*Kale is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins K, A, and C, as well as calcium, fiber, and iron. It is also an excellent source of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant.

Kale is also rich in flavonoids that provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Kale is one of the most nutrient dense vegetables. It is known for its detox benefits, cardiovascular, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant benefits.

Kale provides high amounts of vitamin K, which is needed for healthy bone composition.  Low levels of K have been linked to low bone density.

Glucosinolates found in kale make it a major cancer-preventing food.  Glucosinolates are converted into cancer preventing compounds when they are consumed, and these substances in kale have been shown to reduce the risk of colon, breast, bladder, prostate, and ovarian cancer.

1 cup of kale contains over 100% RDA Vitamin C, an antioxidant that improves immunity & helps stabilize blood pressure.

Kale dark leafy green is a super-concentrated source of vitamins and minerals that delivers many health-boosting benefits.

Kale is amazing for bone-building, cholesterol-lowering and anti-cancer properties.

Parsley

Regular use of parsley can help control your blood pressure. The folic acid in this herb is like a tonic for your heart.

Parsley essential oil, when massaged into the scalp, may reduce hair loss.

Use parsley daily, and you’ll feel relief from joint pain. That’s because the herb has anti-inflammatory properties.

Parsley tea relaxes stiff muscles and encourages digestion.

Parsley is an herb that supplies carotenoids, and is a great source of anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory ingredients.   Carotenoids protect cells from free radical damage and enhance the immune system.  They provide the body with vitamin A, and are mainly found in green vegetables.

Parsley is rich in many vital vitamins, including Vitamin C,  B 12, K and A. This means parsley keeps your immune system strong, tones your bones and heals the nervous system, too.

It helps flush out excess fluid from the body, thus supporting kidney function. However, the herb contains oxalates, which can cause problems for those with existing kidney and gall bladder problems.

*High amounts of vitamins K, A, B, and C, along with folate and iron are found in parsley.

Mint

Mint contains calcium, copper, iron, and potassium, and used as a natural healing remedy for numerous health conditions

Mint promotes healthy digestion as well as good oral hygiene, by inhibiting the growth of bacteria in the mouth.

Mint is rich in minerals and has digestive properties, an antispasmodic that treats an upset stomach.

Mint is a refreshing addition to a juice and is a strong antioxidant, containing vitamins A, C B12, manganese, copper, and more.

Spinach

Spinach has nearly 20% of the RDA of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar, and curbs overeating.

The high amount of vitamin A in spinach also promotes healthy skin by allowing for proper moisture retention in the epidermis, thus fighting psoriasis, keratinization, acne and even wrinkles.

Flavonoids — a phytonutrient with anti-cancer properties abundant in spinach — have been shown to slow down cell division in human stomach and skin cancer cells. Furthermore, spinach has shown significant protection against the occurrence of aggressive prostate cancer.

The mineral iron is particularly important for menstruating women and growing children and adolescents.

In comparison to red meat, spinach provides a lot less calories, is fat and cholesterol free, and an excellent source of iron.

Because iron is a component of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to all body cells, it’s needed for good energy.

Spinach is a nutrient-dense food. It’s low in calories yet very high in vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients.

When you consume this healthy food, you don’t need to worry about your weight-loss diet as you take in abundant, good-for-you nutrients.

This leafy spinach green is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, magnesium, folate, manganese, iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B2, potassium, and vitamin B6.

It’s a very good source of protein, phosphorus, vitamin E, zinc, dietary fiber, and copper. Plus, it’s a good source of selenium, niacin, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Romaine

Romaine lettuce contains vitamin C and beta-carotene, which are highly beneficial for the heart.

Romans is rich in potassium, which helps in bringing down high blood pressure, another cause of heart disease.

The lettuce has fiber elements, which help in keeping the digestive system healthy. It helps in lowering the cholesterol level by helping the body make more bile.

Romaine lettuce contains folic acid, which is as much beneficial for the heart as vitamin C, Beta-carotene and the fiber elements.

It also helps the body convert homocysteine into other benign substances.

The lettuce is extremely low in calorie content and has high water volume.

It is rich in vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, manganese, chromium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and the minerals like potassium, molybdenum, iron and phosphorus.

Romaine is, thus, rich in so many vital elements for the body and is a highly nutritious food.

It prevents the oxidation of cholesterol, which builds up in the artery walls in the form of plaque and blocks off the blood flow.

Broccoli

Broccoli is considered a good source of nutrients because it is rich in vitamin C, carotenoids (vitamin A), calcium, and folate.

Broccoli is also a source of many substances called phytochemicals, or plant chemicals, that may have anticancer properties.

Broccoli is a good source of calcium, and just 45 calories provides 220% DV Vitamin C.

Drinking broccoli juice allows you to consume high amounts of nutrients in one sitting.

Ginger

Ginger can help fight fatigue and muscle soreness.  Also very helpful for digestive issues such as nausea and heartburn

Ginger can be used to help motion sickness, morning sickness, nausea, and indigestion.

Ginger contains vitamins E and B6, and can act as an anti-inflammatory

Ginger is known to help circulation and increase the body’s metabolic rate naturally.

Ginger helps get rid of free radicals in the body, great support for liver health.

Ginger has long been used as a natural treatment for colds and the flu. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.

People associate ginger to be helpful in stomach flus or food poisoning, which isn’t surprising given the effect upon the digestive tract.

Ginger has antimicrobial properties and can help clear up congestion.

Studies have shown that ginger can work better than over-the-counter medication for motion sickness.

Garlic

Garlic is packed with sulfuric compounds that wipe out infection and harmful bacteria.

Garlic could end your hair loss problems because of its high levels of allicin. Allicin is a sulfur compound similar to that found in onions, which were found to effectively treat hair loss.

Rub sliced cloves of garlic on your scalp, squeezing as you go for the most benefit. You can also infuse oil with garlic and massage it into your scalp.

It might not be a main ingredient in your drugstore acne medication, but garlic makes a great natural remedy to banish unsightly blemishes.

Its antioxidants kill bacteria, so rub a sliced clove of garlic on the pimple for an effective topical treatment.

Packed with antioxidants, your immune system could benefit if you give it a constant boost of powerful garlic in daily recipes.

If a cold does sneak by, try sipping garlic tea: steep chopped or minced garlic in hot water for several minutes, then strain and drink. You can add a bit of honey or ginger to improve the taste.

Since garlic has proven anti-inflammatory properties, it could be useful in relieving uncomfortable psoriasis outbreaks.

Try rubbing a little garlic oil on the affected area for smooth, rash-free skin.

Garlic could help you control your weight, according to nutritionist Cynthia Sass, who cites a study that showed mice eating a garlic-rich diet reduced their weight and fat stores. Try to cook with garlic daily for tasty and waist-friendly meals.

Treat athlete’s foot with garlic.

With its anti-fungal properties, garlic could be a good way to get rid of itchy athlete’s foot. Soak your feet in a bath of warm water and crushed garlic.

Beet

Beets are high in antioxidants, and detox the liver in many ways.  Pectin flushes out toxins, while betaine encourages proper liver function.

Beets are a fantastic cleanser for the body. Beets purify the blood, and are a tonic for the liver.

Beets contain enzymes and phytonutrients to keep your digestive system in tip top shape!!

Folic acid in beets is important during pregnancy or any type of physical healing, because it is necessary for the production of new cells.

Carrot

Vitamin A in carrots fights free radicals, helping to prevent wrinkles, while carotenoids naturally protect your skin from sun damage.

Carrot juice has natural regenerative and healing qualities, rich in minerals and enzymes

Carrot juice has nutrients that are needed for tissue & bone formation in the body and improves skin condition.

Carrots are rich in minerals like copper, manganese, calcium, & potassium: Healthy metabolism & heart, and overall bone & tissue composition.

The carrots overall nutrient values makes it an immune-boosting, skin-clearing, digestion-supporting juice.

Producing the sweetest and best tasting of vegetable juices, carrots are packed with vitamins and minerals.

Carrot juice can help the body to heal itself. It purifies the blood and maintains the body’s pH, which maximizes the body’s healing power.

Carrot juice has healing properties for the body, and cleanses & restores the liver.  Good source of vitamin A and lutein for skin & eyes.

Just 1/2 cup of carrots provides over 100% DV Vitamin A, an antioxidant that’s great for healthy skin and for fighting illness

Sweet potato

The sweet potato is generally easier to digest and higher in fiber than its namesake. It is also rich source of beta-carotene.

Sweet potatoes are smoothing to the digestive tract, cleansing, and have an alkalizing effect on the body.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a nutritional powerhouse, due in part to their high amount of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that gives tomatoes their red color, and may lower the risk of heart disease, improve vision, lower ‘bad’ cholesterol, and even decrease the risk of 9 common types of cancer.

Tomatoes are nutrient-dense and low in calories—a cup of tomatoes has only 32 calories! In addition to lycopene, the ruby-colored fruits are also loaded with vitamins A and C.

But not all tomatoes are created equal. Organic tomatoes have higher concentrations of vitamin C and lycopene. Although conventional tomatoes are larger, the organically grown ones pack more of a nutritional punch.

Want gorgeous skin? You’re in luck—lycopene boosts pro-collagen, the molecule that keeps your skin firm and youthful looking.

Tomatoes beautify the skin and may even prevent sunburn

Does everyone know specifically why tomatoes are a healthful food? Ummm… They have vitamin C? They’re low in calories? They’re fat-free? Yes, yes, and yes, but that’s not all!

Tomatoes are widely known for their outstanding antioxidant content, including, of course, their oftentimes-rich concentration of lycopene.

We don’t always think about antioxidant protection as being important for bone health, but it is, and tomato lycopene (and other tomato antioxidants) may have a special role to play in this area.

Intake of tomatoes has long been linked to heart health. Fresh tomatoes and tomato extracts have been shown to help lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.

Whether you refer to a tomato as a fruit or a vegetable, there is no doubt that a tomato is a nutrient-dense, super-food that most people should be eating more of.

The tomato has been referred to as a “functional food,” a food that goes beyond providing just basic nutrition, additionally preventing chronic disease and delivering other health benefits, due to beneficial phytochemicals such as lycopene.

Tomatoes are a rich source of vitamins A and C and folic acid.

Tomatoes contain a wide array of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, including alpha-lipoic acid, lycopene, choline, folic acid, beta-carotene and lutein.

Alpha-lipoic acid helps the body to convert glucose into energy.

Some evidence suggests that alpha-lipoic acid can aid in blood glucose control, improve vasodilation and protect against retinopathy in diabetic patients.

Lycopene is the antioxidant that gives tomatoes their rich red color. Tomatoes account for 80 percent of lycopene consumption.

Choline is an important nutrient found in tomatoes that helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory.

The benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds, including tomatoes, are infinite.

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