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Raw Juices - Nutrients found
Below are some of the Plant references with regard to nutrients. I have listed mostly just the ones used in the listed juice recipes. There are of course more fruits, vegetables and herbs to juice! Some of the herbs we regularly add to our juices that grow in our herb garden are gotu kola, comfrey, parsley, brahmi, and two types of mint.
Plant type, Nutrients & Phyto-chemicals
Vit. B & C, potassium, calcium iron, silicon, choline, phosphorous Properties High levels of soluble fibre pectin; excellent for the bowel flora, constipation, toxins and parasites. Helps gout, gallstones, arthritis, lowers cholesterol. " When juicing us the whole apple if it is organic, otherwise wash apples exceptionally well and do not use the core.
Vit. B & C, beta-carotene & folic acid, calcium, potassium, iron Properties In Traditional Chinese Medicine beans help support and strengthen the kidneys and liver function. High in protein. High in fibre and slow release of glucose so excellent for diabetics and therefore help keep blood sugar levels in balance.
Beetroot & Tops:
Vit. B,C, folic acid & beta carotene. Choline, manganese, iron, sodium, calcium, chromium, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium Properties Excellent cleaner for the blood - the liver, biliary system, gallbladder. Great for iron deficiency and anaemia. Helps reduce hardening in atherosclerosis.
Blackberries, Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries Vit. C, beta-carotene, postassium, iron, calcium Properties General tonic and skin cleanser, mild laxative and have diuretic properties. Also support kidney function. Great anti-ageing food.
High levelsVit B,C, folic acid, beta carotene, Calcium, iron, phosphorous, potassium and sulphur Properties Good for weight loss - sulphur content helps the function of the liver. Good for High blood pressure, poor liver functions and constipation
Vit. B,C, folic acid, beta carotene, phosphorous, calcium, iron, potassium, sulphur Properties Reducing insulin problems, obesity, liver problems, constipation
Vit. C,B, folic acid, beta carotene, high in sulphur, choline, calcium, potassium, iodine Properties Reduces gallstones, assists bile duct function, helps all kinds of digestive and intestinal problems, infections, parasites, ulceration, and which means it will also benefit the skin for acne or infections.
Vit. B,C,D,E,K, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, phosphorus, chromium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulphur, silica Properties Excellent for the eyes and skin. Reduces inflammation of the digestion and respiratory tract. Great for kids and pregnancy. Good for diabeties to have small amounts of carrot due to its insulin-like compounds.
Vit. B,C, calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium,iron, sulphur. Properties Reduces acid for those with gout, arthritis, toxins and balances blood pH. Good for digestive acidity, reflux. Diuretic which reduces fluid retention.Good for nervous system, insomnia, kidney & bladder problems
Vit B,C, and beta-carotene, sodium, silica, manganese, sulphur, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, chlorine and magnesium. Properties Excellent diuretic propterties. Good anti-inflammatory effect on the urinary tract, skin, gums. High in silica which is beneficial for the skin, hair and nails. Reduce hair loss. Helpful for high blood pressure. Reduces acidity and is helpful with arthritis, rheumatic conditions and reducing kidney stones.
Vit. B,C, high beta-carotene, folic acid, sodium, potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium. (fresh leaves) Properties Stimulates bile flow and cleanses the liver and biliary system. Helps anaemia and builds blood, good for constipation and eczema. Helps with acid balance.
l Vit. B,C, beta-carotene, calcium, chromium, cobalt, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, silicon, sodium, zinc Properties Calms digestion and assists gastric secretions, aids cramping, flatulence & bloating
(this also relates to all vegetables in the 'allium' family - Leeks, Onions, Spring Onions, Chives) Vit B,C, selenium, phosphorous, iron, chromium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulphur Properties Natural antibiotic to fight infections, reduces LDL cholesterol. Promotes healthy cardiovascular function, and good bile and liver cleanser. Helps support immune system. Reduces parasites.
Vit. C, cooper, potassium, sodium, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorous and magnesium. Properties Natural antibiotic, reducing congestions, mucous production, inhibits inflammation, reduces blood clotting and reduces LDL cholesterol
Vit B,C, betacarotene, phosphorous, iron, calcium, potassium, pectin (with skins) Properties Great energy boost; has laxative and diuretic properties; helps anaemia and blood disorders. Reduces arthritic inflammation and reduces acid. Helps support skin, kidney, liver function. Good for skin complexion, liver, kidney function.
Vit B,E(high)C, betacarotene, biotin, inositol, calcium, iron, phosphorous, potassium Properties Aids in removal and dissolving of excess calcium in joints. Good for respiratory catarrh, gallbladder and liver function, obesity, skin problems.
Vit B,C, phosphorous, calcium, sulphur, high in potassium Properties Natural antibiotic, useful for colds; ear, nose, throat, bronchial infections. Stimulates appetite and bile flow. Use small amounts as larger ones can be irritating to the stomach.
Vit C,P(citrine contect), potassium, magnesium, little calcium Properties Reduces tendency to haemorrhage, reduces blood clots, lowers high blood pressure. Solvent like action on the arthritic deposits in the joints. Cleanser of the liver, bowel, and blood stream Relieves sore throats, coughs, colds, catarrh, asthma. Do not use if you have peptic ulcers.
Vit. B, folic acid, high in C, sodium, calcium, potassium, phosphorous, copper, manganese, high in iron and chlorophyll. Properties Great cleanser of the liver, kidneys, blood stream. Reduces gallstones & kidney stones; good for urinary tract infections and arthritis. Diuretic. Helps maintain healthy blood vessels and eyes.
(papaya) Vit B, high in C, beta-carotene, phosphorous, potassium, iron, calcium Properties Contains beneficial digestive enzyme 'papain'; cleanses and tones the stomach and intestines. Reduces blood clotting.
Vit B,C, calcium, iron, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, magnesium Properties Reduces acid, useful for digestive problems, irritable bowel, constipation, colitis. Excellent for those intolerant to salicylates or food allergies.
Vit B,C,E, calcium, sodium, phosphorous, chlorine, magnesium, potassium Properties Natural antiinflammatory - good for arthritis. Its digestive enzymes, especially bromelain, will support digestion, work as a mild laxative and has diuretic properties. Useful for excess mucous conditions.
Vit B,C,E, folic acid, betacarotene, high in sulphur, calcium,ioron, sodium, magnesium, phosphorous, chlorine, potassium, iodine Properties Excellent liver cleanser, supports bile ducts and gallbladder function. Support kidney function and reduces fluid. Good for skin, arthritis, gout. Use mixed with other juices.
- Module Notes, Health Schools Australia, Nutrition Module II, 2006.
- Juice Combinations & plant references from "Raw Juices Can save Your Life" by Dr. Sandra Cabot, 2002, WHAS, Camden, Australia. This is an excellent reference book. There are many good books on juicing available, also you may want to check out your library.
Article by Shauna Kendall