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Juicing is said to be the best way to get your daily vitamin and mineral requirements. Also many of the antioxidants which are so beneficial are only available from plants in the raw state. Also the skin of most fruit and vegetables contain many of the desired constituents and juicing is the best way to release them. This is the case with many of the Superfoods which are in the news at present. Some fresh herbal remedies can also be prepared using this method by incorporating them in a juice drink.

A recent long term study reported in the American Journal of Medicine suggests that consuming fresh fruit or vegetable juice at least three or four times per week can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's Disease. The reason for this is not fully understood, but it is thought that the Falvenoid antioxidants, found mainly in the skins, may be important in this activity. Free Radicals produced by metabolic processes, are involved in the causes of damage to cells and these compounds may be neutralising them.
Juices are a good way of supplementing a diet to obtain some essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Some believe that consuming large quantities of mixed juices can clear a build-up of toxins as part of a "Detox" diet. Normally functioning liver and kidneys are capable of removing all of the toxic by-products produced during the metabolic processes in the body, so it is unlikely that such a regimen has any effect and studies have borne this out.
There is a growing Raw Food movement, the followers of which are usually vegan and eat only uncooked food, often in the form of a juice. Since the cooking process damages many of the natural emzymes and vitamins, it is believed that all of the body's requirements can be provided in a better form in the raw state. Adherants to this diet vary from eating strictly fruit, vegetables and herbs, to those who include some dairy and even meat. However some of those promoting this method may have another motive, that of selling the multitude of suppliments made from exotic algae and other plant extracts that are required to keep the body relatively healthy (along with books and DVDs). The store cupboard of a typical Raw Foodist is stacked with a vast array of these products.

This page gives a brief guide to preparing juices using a juicer or juicing machine.

Here are a few juice recipies to try, but you can see it's fairly easy to come up with plenty of your own, using apples or carrots as a basis with additions of other fruit or vegetables which contain other benefits.

Apple & CeleryApple & GrapeApple & Pear
1 stalk celery
2 apples
2 apples
1 large bunch of grapes
1 slice lemon with peel
2 apples, pips removed
1 pear
Apple & StrawberryApple & GingerBanana & Grape
1 apple, cored and sliced
6 strawberries, fresh or thawed
½ orange, peeled and sectioned
3 apples
1 inch piece ginger
2 - Apples
2 - Oranges, peeled, leaving membrane
100g of seedless grapes
2 - Frozen bananas (use blender)
Banana & GrapefruitBeets & CarrotsBeet Greens
2 - Apples
1 - Hard brown pear
2 - Oranges, peeled, leaving membrane
½ Grapefruit, peeled, leaving membrane
2 Frozen bananas (use blender)
3 large beet leaves
1 medium beet
1 large carrot
1 medium cucumber
50g of beet greens
Broccoli & Carrot Broccoli & TomatoCabbage & Celery
1 small broccoli stalk
1 large carrot
½ medium cucumber
(vitamin A)
3 broccoli flowers
2 tomatoes
2 stalks celery
½ green pepper
1 garlic clove
¼ head cabbage (red or green)
3 stalks of celery
Carrot Apple + 1Carrot Apple + 2Carrot & Apple
2 apples
6 sprigs of parsley
6 carrots, medium
¼ beet¼ green pepper
2 apples
1 handful of parsley
1 handful of spinach
2 ribs of celery
6 carrots
6 carrots
2 dessert apples, pips removed
Carrot & Beet Carrot TonicCarrot, Celery & Spinich
2-3 carrots
½ beet
½ cucumber (optional)
(good for the liver)
handful of parsley
2 stalks celery
4 carrots
1 garlic clove
1 handful spinach greens
1 handful parsley
2 stalks celery
4 medium carrots
(vits. A and C, Potassium and folic acid.)
Carrot CocktailCarrot SupremeCarrot & Parsley
1 partially skinned cucumber
1 small beet
½ rubarb stalk
1 apple
1 pear8 carrots
1 small purple-top turnip
5 celery stalks
1 small beet
1 pear
1 apple
small piece of ginger 2 inches max.
4 celery stalks
10-12 carrots
1 small parsnip
handful of parsley
6 carrots
(an energy booster)
Carrot & KaleCarrot LemonadeCarrot & Parsley +
small handful of parsley
3 kale leaves
4 carrots
4-5 medium carrots
½ medium lemon
1 mildly tart apple
small wedge red cabbage
small slice of ginger root
3 sprigs parsley
6 carrots
½ beet
(vits. A and C, folacin and iron.)
Carrot & SpinachCarrot & WheatgrassCitrus Cocktail
handful of spinach
6 carrots
(aids digestion)
6 carrots
1 apple
2 stalks of celery
½ handful of wheatgrass
½ handful of parsley
½ beet
¼ lemon with peel
½ grapefruit (peeled)
2 oranges (peeled)
(aids digestion)
Ginger & OrangeGinger AleLunchtime Juice
1 slice fresh ginger-root
2 medium oranges, peeled
fresh ginger (to own taste)
6 large green apples
make to 2 litres with sparkling
mineral water
4 carrots
2 cucumber,peeled
2 stalks celery
1 beet
sweeter juice: 2-4 oranges, skins off
savory: onions, basil, ginger or garlic
Pineapple SpiceSpinach &TomatoStrawberry Cocktail
¼ pineapple
½ apple, seeded
¼ inch sliced ginger root
3 large clumps spinach
1 medium tomato
2 large clumps spinach
3 large strawberries
½ apple, seeded
½ cucumber
Strawberry & PineappleSpinach & LettuceRaspberry & Orange
4 strawberries
1 large chuck pineapple
1 bunch black grapes
4 sprigs parsley
4 lettuce leaves
6 spinach leaves
6 carrots
½ beet
(Source of iron and Vitamin A)
½ cup raspberries
1 medium orange, peeled
(150% daily Vitamin C;
10% daily folacin;10% daily thiamin;
10% daily calcium
Tomato & CeleryItalian Tomato Tomato & Cucumber
1 medium tomato
2 stalks of celery
6 sprigs fresh basil
8 sprigs fresh parsley
1 large tomato
1 sprig parsley
1 tomato
2 stalks celery
1 cucumber, peeled
Tomato & CarrotWatermelon 
several tomatoes
several carrots
garlic to taste
cut into strips and juice
(rind and all)

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