Apples are widely known for their abundance of 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.
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 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.
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 Naringenin; both of which have a bioactive effect on human health as an antioxidant, free radical scavenger, anti-inflammatory and immune system modulator.
Oranges contain pectin, the wonderful plant derivative which reduces blood cholesterol levels by decreasing its re-absorption in the colon by binding to bile acids.
Oranges are great protectors against colds, flu, bruising, heart disease and stroke. That ounce of prevention is way better than a pound of cure.
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 the antibiotic medication.
Pineapple helps prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases, as well as stimulate cells to protect themselves against cancer.
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 roundworms 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, sore throats and coughs.
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.
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.
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).
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 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.