Top 10 Juicy Health Options
Fresh fruit & vegetable juices have been shown to possess remarkable
health-promoting properties and has been used for centuries by naturopaths to
help treat a range of ailments.
Freshly squeezed juices contain naturally
minerals and enzymes which are far better than synthetic
tablets. The nutrients are easily absorbed into the bloodstream and within ten
minutes they are nourishing your body's cells.
The juices cab be used in two ways:
As a supplement to a normal diet- A typical supplementary juice regimen
calls for 3 to 4 eight-ounce glasses per day, taken throughout the day.
As a substitute for solid food (a "juice fast")-
Juice therapists advocate
juice-only fasts to cleanse and
rejuvenate the body. Such fasts are also a
good way to detect an unsuspected food allergy. They provide minimal
Juices from sweet fruits may be
combined with the juices of sub acid fruits, but not with those of acid
fruits or vegetable fruits.
Juices from sub acid fruits may be combined with juices of sweet
fruits or acid fruits, but not with other juices.
Juices from acid fruits may be combined with those of sub acid fruits
or vegetable fruits, but not with other juices.
Juices from vegetable fruits may be combined with those of acid fruits
or green leafy vegetables, but not with other juices.
Juices from green leafy vegetables may be combined with those of
vegetable fruits or of the root vegetable, but not with other juices.
Juices from root vegetables may be combined
with those of green leafy vegetables, but not with other juices
Juice Vs Ailments
Juice of beet, spinach ,apple, carrot and lime will make up the
deficiency and thus
enrich and increase blood volume in the body. These fruits can be juiced
together or separately according to individual suitability convenience and requirement.
Juice of lime orange, garlic, lemon, margosa(neem), bitter gourd are
claimed to have ameliorated symptom of
Combination of Carrot (10oz), Beet (3oz), Cucumber (3oz) has seemed to
prove beneficial for Heartburn.
Juice of bitter - gourd (Karela) is a remedy par excellence for
Diabetes. A glassful of juice of fresh bitter - gourd will bring down sugar
content, improve digestion and also remove constipation. If fresh
leaves of maremoles is
also mixed (say 5-10 ml juice mixed with a glass of juice of bitter - gourd)
it will hasten to provide quicker relief. This must be continued for sometime
and a watch should be kept over blood sugar levels by having periodical tests. Once the
dose has been stabilized, its quantity should be adjusted as per an individual
's requirements. The quantity may be raised or tapered according to
susceptibility of the case. In addition a glassful of lime juice should also
be taken daily.
Generally, young persons (both the sex) are often
afflicted with acne. It is an agonising skin eruption (on face). Intake of mamelos, lime, papaya, cucumber juice,
is recommended . If impurity of blood be the sole
cause use in additions to above blended juice juice of margosa (neem) and also
apply paste of its young and green leaves. If irritation ensues or persists
discontinue use of margosa whether
in local and/ or oral form.
Asthmatics can try juice of Apricot, lemon, pineapple, peach, carrot,
radish and celery.
Lemon, grapefruit, orange,
cherry, pineapple, papaya, tomato, beet, cabbage, lettuce, spinach and
carrot juice is recommended for managing
managing menopausal symptoms :
Carrot (7oz), Beet (3oz), Lettuce (4oz), Turnip (2oz) juice is
beneficial in managing
menopausal symptoms. Pomegranate (4oz) or Cucumber
(3oz) juice can also be used I combination with beet and carrot juice.
Wheatgrass juice has been proven over many years to benefit people in
numerous ways: cleansing the lymph system, building the blood, restoring
balance in the body, removing toxic metals from the cells, nourishing the
liver and kidneys and restoring vitality. Wheatgrass Juice is a superior
detoxification agent compared to carrot juice and other fruits and vegetables-
15 pounds of Wheatgrass is the equivalent of 350 pounds of carrot, lettuce,
celery, and so forth. Start with one ounce a day with a small amount of water.
As you become accustomed, stop the water and work up to 6 ounces of wheatgrass
juice a day. Your energy level will be very high. Wheatgrass juice should be
mixed thoroughly with your saliva before swallowing. Drink slowly one hour
before meals. Wheatgrass juice is a powerful cleanser and may cause nausea,
through starting an immediate reaction with toxins and mucus in the stomach.
Muscle cramps :
Muscle cramps can be caused due to exertion, inadequate blood flow,
magnesium, lack of
involuntary contraction. Juice of beet, celery, carrot, supply sodium,
watercress, kale and collard green supply calcium, magnesium is supplied by
parsley and collard greens, carrot and kale supply potassium ; spinach,
asparagus and carrot supply
vitamin 'E', and
vitamin 'C' is supplied by Red
pepper, Collard green and Kale.
Certain precautions are, however, necessary in adopting an exclusive diet of raw
juices. Firstly, all juices should be made fresh immediately before drinking.
Canned and frozen juices should not be used. It will be advisable that one
should have one’s own juicer for extracting fresh juices. Secondly, only fresh
ripe fruits and vegetables, preferably organically grown, should be used for
extraction of juices. Thirdly, only as much juice as needed for immediate
consumption should be extracted. Raw juices oxidise rapidly and lose their
medicinal value in storage, even under refrigeration. Fourthly, the quality of
the juices has a distinct bearing on the results obtained. In case of incomplete
extraction of juices, their effective power is proportionately reduced due to
the absence of the vitamins and enzymes which are left behind in fibre and the
pulp. Finally, if juices are too sweat they should be diluted in water on 50 :
50 basis or mixed with other less sweet juices. This is especially important in
some specific conditions such as diabetes, hypoglycemia, arthritis and high
NOTE: These are not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, and
they are also unwise for infants, young children, and the elderly.