Parsley is a perennial plant known for its exceptional content of flavonoids and antioxidants which afford it some amazing disease preventing capabilities. It also adds a good flavor to numerous dishes.
Medicinal properties of mint have been used in traditional medicine to treat everything from stomach pain and indigestion to whitening teeth and freshening breath. In modern times fresh mint makes the perfect condiment for great tasting, healthy drinks.
Lemons are one of the few natural products capable of serving not only culinary or aromatherapy advantages, but medicinal, health and disinfecting purposes as well. Hardly any other natural product serves such a wide variety of purposes.
Full of natural sweetness and free from saturated fats, cholesterol and sodium, oranges provide an abundance of healthy nutrients. They are equally good when juiced with other fruits of choice or on their own.
Kiwifruit has been used by the ancient Chinese as a health tonic since ancient times. The emerald colored fruit contains a large variety of health promoting phytonutrients.
Lettuce has been known since ancient times for its purifying and refreshing benefits. In modern times, lettuce has become a well loved ingredient in green juices.
Kale has been treasured for its highly nutritious properties since the ancient times of Greeks and Romans. It has gained greater popularity in the last few years as a green juice and smoothie ingredient and is a favored drink of many health conscious celebrities.
This, not so common an ingredient in the U.S, is a delicious option for juicing with a flavor that is a cross between an apple and a potato. Rich in nutrients, its juice compliments a range of flavors.
The Jerusalem artichoke can never achieve star status in juicing recipes due to its bland taste; it does however make an exceptional additive so you can take full advantage of its valuable nutrients.
Grapefruit is claimed to be a fruit of “paradise” due to the unique health-enhancing and disease fighting properties it possesses. A versatile gem, its peels are used as garnish for dishes while the fruit itself may be juiced or enjoyed whole.
Frequently called “poor man’s meat”, this fat-free, nutrient rich food should really be called “healthy man’s meat”. The tiny beans hidden inside an edible pod provide a wealth of health benefits.
Sweet nutty flavor and delicate in aroma, figs are loaded with calcium, fiber and antioxidants. A fig smoothie makes for the perfect breakfast drink or a replenishing mid-day snack.
Not many people drink vegetable juices for their taste, but there is no denying of the benefits offered by the elixir made with a variety of beautifully blended vegetables spiked with garlic. In fact, according to folk medicine garlic was believed to have been the cure for everything from the Plague to the common cold.
Grapes blend pleasantly with most other fruits and add an appetizing flavour to green smoothies also. Consumption of grapes offers numerous health benefits with studies associating them to prevention of serious diseases like cardiovascular disorders, cancer and elevated blood pressure.
Ginger is a popular herb with important culinary and medicinal value. It holds a special place in Chinese and Indian medicines due to its unique phytochemicals with health enhancing properties.
Regardless of the fact that most people hate to see dandelions growing in their yards, this little plant has some very potent health benefits.
It is said that when it comes to juicing you can’t go wrong with fennel. Its anti-fungal and bacterial characteristics combined with sweet taste make it a good juice to have on a regular basis.
Cucumbers are at times referred to as super-foods due to the wealth of vital nutrients they provide. They are low in calories and contain 96% water, making them the ideal choice for people wishing to lose weight.
Cranberries are an essential component for all-round wellbeing. They are especially rich in the antioxidants, proanthocyanidin and numerous other chemical substances that offer protection against a wide array of ailments.
Carrots are a source of many essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Its rich supply of antioxidants and vital nutrients offer cardiovascular benefits along with anti-cancer benefits.