Apples

Apples

  • Apples are widely known for their abundance in vitamins and minerals, but also for their pectin content.
  • Pectin helps break down toxins in our intestines stimulating peristaltic activity and enhances bowel function leading to a healthier digestive system.
  • The skin in apples are high in vitamin A, that is why it is important to juice whole apples.
  • Apples are responsible for lower serum cholesterol levels
  • Apples are rich sources of ellagic, chlorogenic, quercetin and caffeic acids all of which fight carcinogens.
Ginger

Ginger

  • As an herb, the underground stem of ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as a juice or oil.
  • A little nauseous? Try adding a bit of ginger to your routine, it’s been used for centuries to reduce nausea and vomiting.
    Ginger is a tropical plant in the same botanical family as turmeric and cardamom.
  • It’s been known to inhibit rhinovirus, which can help prevent the common cold.
  • It doesn’t just ease nausea, one of the chemicals in ginger can be used in meds to reduce gas, laxative, or antacid.
  • Ginger is also known to prevent conditions of dizziness, nausea, morning sickness, menstrual pains and arthritis.
Cucumbers

Cucumber

  • Cucumbers are a valuable source of conventional antioxidant nutrients including vitamin C, beta-carotene and manganese.
  • Cucumbers strengthen the connective tissue that basically keeps us from falling apart.
  • Cucumbers are great for your complexion and also add elasticity to your skin.
  • Cucumber juice normalizes blood pressure and is a great drink when you have a fever due to its temperature regulating properties.
  • Cucumbers are 20 degrees cooler on the inside than the outside air. That is where the phrase “Cool as a Cucumber” comes from.
Oranges

Orange

  • An Orange contains 50mgs of vitamin C as well as B-complex vitamins, potassium, zinc and phosphorus.
  • The alkaloid synephrine found in the orange’s peel can reduce the liver’s production of cholesterol.
  • Oranges contain phytochemicals Hesperetin and Narigenin; both of which have a bio-active effect on human health as a antioxidant, free radical scavenger, anti-inflamitory and immune system modulator.
  • Oranges contain pectin, the wonderful plant derivative which reduces blood cholesterol levels through decreasing its re-absorption in the colon by binding to bile acids.
  • Oranges are great protectors against colds, flu, bruising, hearth disease and stroke. That ounce of prevention is way better than a pound of cure.
Pineapple

Pineapple

  • Pineapples contain a variety of valuable minerals and enzymes, one enzyme in particular is bromelain.
  • Bromelain helps digestion by breaking down protein into more digestible amino acids.
  • Other health benefits pineapple is credited with is reducing swelling due to arthritis, and other sport related injuries.
  • Pineapple promotes the healing of wounds, soothes sore throats, treats laryngitis, curbing appetite and promotes the absorption of antibiotic medication.
  • Pineapple helps prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases, as well as stimulate cells to protect themselves against cancer.
Lemons

Lemon

  • Lemons contain unique flavonoid compounds that have antioxidant and anticancer properties
  • Of all the citrus fruits, lemons are the most potent detoxifier
  • Lemons kill certain types of intestinal parasites such as round worms and can dissolve gallstones.
  • If juiced in the morning, lemons can improve liver function.
  • Lemons help in eliminating kidney stones.
  • Lemons win wars against colds, fevers, soar throats and coughs.
Kale

Kale

  • Though greens in general are nutritious foods, Kale stands a head above the rest.
  • Kale is an excellent source of beta-carotene, one of the antioxidants believed by many nutrition experts to be a major player in the battle against cancer.
  • According to recent research results, kale is an incredible source of well-absorbed calcium, one factor that may help prevent osteoporosis.
  • Kale provides decent amounts of vitamin c, folic acid, vitamin B6, manganese and potassium.
  • A cup of kale contains more calcium than a glass of milk. Due to its high ratio of calcium to phosphorus, the calcium found in Kale is absorbed far more successfully.
Beets

Beets

  • Drinking beet juice may help to lower blood pressure in a matter of hours.
  • Those who consume beets prior to exercise were are able to exercise for up to 16% longer.
  • Beets are a unique source of betaine, a nutrient that helps protect cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress.
  • Known to help fight inflammation, protect internal organs, improve vascular risk factors, enhance performance, and likely help prevent numerous chronic diseases.
  • Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium.
  • Beet greens actually have even more iron than spinach.
Blueberries

Blueberry

  • Eating at least one serving of blueberries a week can slow cognitive memory loss decline by several years.
  • Blueberries contain compounds that prevent bacteria from adhering to bladder walls.
  • Blueberries’ anthocyanins – which give them their blue hue – attack cancer-causing free radicals and can even block the growth of tumor cells.
  • One serving gives you almost 25% of your daily value of vitamin C.
  • Women who eat 3+ servings a week may reduce their risk of heart disease.
  • Because they contain plentiful amounts of the phytonutrient quercetin, blueberries may reduce the likelihood and severity of allergies.
  • Increase the production of feel-good dopamine, a natural neurotransmitter (brain messenger).
Banana

Banana

  • Upset tummy? Eat a ripe banana, the stabilizing effects soothes digestive disturbances such as constipation and diarrhea.
  • No fresh fruit is higher in minerals than bananas. This includes sulfur, silicon, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, chromium, iron, fluoride, manganese, selenium and zinc.
  • Potassium is plentiful in this curvaceous fruit. Potassium treats heart failure and regulates blood pressure.
  • Common bananas are highest in potassium when yellow, but most therapeutic for the heart and stomach when green.
  • If monkeys knew how to use a blender, they would be hanging out at PorroVita more than swinging from trees.
Carrots

Carrot

  • Carrots in the parsley family are known as one of the best juicing vegetables.
  • Carrots are perhaps best known for their rich supply of the antioxidant beta-carotene, the nutrient that named for them.
  • Carrots are known for helping our eyes. Beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin are all found in the retina of the eye.
  • Carrots also protect the respiratory system from infection and even counteract the effects of smoking.
  • Eating 3 carrots can give most people enough energy to walk 3 miles.