Fresh-pressed juices are rich in proteins, carbohydrates, enzymes, chlorophyll, aromatic oils, and other important healing and purifying components. They are also a great source of easily absorbed nutrients and plant essences, and have a powerful effect on the body’s recuperative powers. The following list describes many of the purifying and healing elements to be found in fresh fruits and vegetables. Juice them and watch them help you lose weight.
Apples—A great source of pectin, potassium, and phosphorus.
The potassium in apple juice helps lower blood pressure, and the fiber, especially pectin, helps eliminate the constipation that many obese people suffer.
Asparagus—Acts as an effective diuretic. Though this is not as important in the long run, it can be very motivating in the first week of your weight-loss program to lose excess water weight.
This juice is also very healing to the kidneys. It is especially valuable for breaking up the accumulation of oxalic acids throughout the body, thus reducing the potential for forming kidney stones.
Beets—Provide potassium, which helps lower blood pressure.
Used by many healers as a blood-building tool.
Beet greens—Source of vitamin A, potassium, calcium, and iron.
Blueberry—An astringent, antiseptic, and blood purifier.
Brussels sprouts—Serves as a regenerator of pancreatic function and digestion. Especially useful in helping the body metabolize sugars more effectively. They are especially of value to those with hypoglycemia.
Cabbage—Source of sulfur, chlorine, and iodine. A great cleanser for the mucous membranes of the intestines and stomach.
Carrots—Provide beta-carotene, potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Acts as a powerful aid to the maintenance of the bones and teeth and aids in liver and intestinal disorders.
Celery—Provides potassium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.
Cucumber—Great source of chlorine, sulfur, and silicon. One of the most powerful diuretics among all juices. Helps in reducing water weight. Though this is not as important in the long run, it can be very motivating in the first week of your weight-loss program to lose excess water weight.
Dandelion—Source of potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, and iron. Counteracts hyperacidity.
Fennel—Powerful blood builder.
Garlic—Rich source of mustard oils and is an active cleanser of mucous from the sinus cavities and bronchial tubes. Garlic is best mixed in with other milder juices.
Grapefruit—Powerful source of vitamin C and potassium.
Helpful in lowering blood pressure.
Kale—Many of the same properties as cabbage juice.
Leeks—Similar to garlic and onion juice in its effects, although leek juice is milder.
Lemon—Great source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids. Also acts as a potent cleanser of mucous.
Onion—Same healing properties as garlic juice but milder.
Parsnip (cultivated, not wild)—Provides chlorine, potassium,
phosphorus, silicon, and sulfur.
Papaya—In its unripe state, papaya is high in the protein-digesting enzyme papain.
Parsley—Valuable source of vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. Though this is not as important in the long run, it can be very motivating in the first week of your weight-loss program to lose excess water weight. Supports the adrenal and thyroid glands. Since it has a very intense taste it is best taken in two-ounce doses with other juices.
Potato—Provides chlorine, phosphorus, potassium, and sulfur.
Stops muscle cramps.
Radish—Supplies potassium, sodium, iron, and magnesium, and acts as a blood builder.
Sorrel—Source of iron, magnesium, phosphorus, sulfur, and silicon. Promotes growth of nails and hair.
Tomato—Supplies sodium, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, and promotes healthy bones and gums.
Turnip—Source of perhaps the highest level of calcium of all juicing vegetables. Builds strong bones.