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the following info summarizes some of the benefits of drinking these juices.

  • realize that different brands vary in content.
  • i usually try to buy organic juice, especially when i'm fasting. it doesn't make sense to attempt ridding your body of toxins, meanwhile drinking juice containing toxins.
  • mixing a little bit of juice in with water is a good way to make water more interesting, flavor-wise. i usually carry about a liter of water mixed with 1-2 tablespoons of juice mixed in. i hate the taste of water in the morning, so the juice makes it easier for me to get enough water throughout the whole day.
  • please note that not all of this information is proven by the fda - for example, some of these juices are said to have beneficial effects on arthritis; these results have not been tested or proved one way or the other.

    cranberry

  • contains an unknown polymeric compound which prevents bacteria from sticking to the lining of the urinary tract, which prevents urinary tract infections
  • boosts the immune system
  • pomegranate

  • the most powerful antioxidant juice, containing even more polyphenols than green tea, red wine, and noni juice
  • fights heart disease by preventing plaque build-up in the arteries and inhibiting oxidation of bad (ldl) cholesterol
  • blueberry

  • contains the same polymeric compound as cranberry juice which prevents urinary tract infections
  • the second most powerful antioxidant juice (pomegranite is first)
  • contains modest amounts of vitamin c and some beta-carotene, vitamin b1 and potassium
  • has beneficial effects on blood vessels and the treatment of varicose veins
  • noni

  • not really a refreshing beverage, but more of a miracle supplement. it's supposed to have beneficial effects on, well, almost everything, including a.d.d., depression, fatigue, arthritis, eyesight and respiratory problems. i've never tried it, but it sounds like you'd drink 1-3oz. a few times a day if you were looking for health improvements. must be pretty potent.
  • click here for an impressive list of nutraceuticals found in noni juice
  • prune

  • rich in iron, potassium and fiber
  • contains modest amounts of vitamin a, vitamins b3 and b6
  • good for high blood pressure
  • acts as a natural laxative
  • beet

  • contains folate, potassium and manganese
  • beneficial for cleansing the body systems
  • apple

  • contains pectin, a soluble fiber, which helps the body to eliminate cholesterol and protect against environmental toxins
  • can also be beneficial in treating arthritis or rheumatism
  • contains vitamin c, phosphorus and is often enriched with calcium
  • lemon

  • rich in vitamin c
  • contains calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc
  • beneficial for cleansing the body systems
  • orange

  • rich in vitamin c, and often enriched with calcium
  • also contains beta-carotene, vitamins b1 and b6, folic acid, iron, magnesium, potassium and bioflavonoids
  • grape

  • rich in antioxidants
  • contain resveratrol, which is believed to help reduce cholesterol and protect the heart
  • beneficial for cleansing and detoxing
  • contains a bit of potassium
  • carrot

  • the richest source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant
  • contains vitamin c, potassium and other nutrients
  • beneficial for the heart, circulation, eye sight, skin and lungs
  • grapefruit juice

  • stimulates the metabolism
  • contains vitamin c, thiamine, phosphorus and folate

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