Andy Williams


About Andy Williams

In a processed food culture, simply eating may not be enough. Dr. Andy Williams is a scientist with a strong interest in Juicing and how it can supply the body with the nutrients it needs to thrive in modern society. You can subscribe to his free daily paper called Juicing The Rainbow and follow him on Facebook orTwitter.

Dandelion Greens

What most people think of as a nuisance and a hideous weed is such a well respected plant that it sits on the U.S National Formulatory, as well as the Pharmcopeias of Poland, Hungary, Soviet Union and Switzerland. It is also one of the top six herbs in the Chinese […]


Top 3 Centrifugal Juicers 1

Centrifugal juicers are great for quickly making large amounts of fresh juice. They use a spinning fine mesh basket and the power of centrifugal forces to separate the pulp from the juice. Some are better than others, obviously, so we’ll show you our top 3 picks.


Top 3 Single Gear Juicers

Single gear juicers use a single auger (gear) which has a spiral shape to push the fruit and vegetables against a metal screen to extract the juice. The pulp continues its journey out through the end of the juicer and is collected in a separate bin. The quality and quantity of juice extracted using a single gear juicer is far superior to centrifugal juicers, so this really is the minimum recommended style of juicer. If you can afford it, go to dual gear.


Top 3 Dual Gear Juicers 1

Dual gear juicers have two gears to triturate (grind, pulverize) the fruit and vegetables you put down the chute. These juicers, like the single auger juicers are very efficient, produce no heat, and work at a slow RPM to ensure the best possible yield and quality of the juice. If you can afford a dual gear juicer you should get one. They are the best juicers you can buy.


Top 3 Wheatgrass Juicers

Wheatgrass juicers are often put into their own category, when in fact, they are simply single or twin gear juicers capable of chewing, pounding and extracting the juice from all manner of produce including wheatgrass, leafy greens like romaine lettuce, herbs, etc. If your primary reason for getting a juicer is for wheatgrass, look for juicers marketed as wheatgrass juicers. Otherwise you can just as happily look at single or twin gear juicers which will still do a good job.


Cucumber

Cucumis sativus, more commonly known as cucumber, is a member of the gourd (cucurbitaceae) family, which also includes gourds, melons and squashes. Another name for cucumbers is gherkins, which actually alludes to cucumbers in their pickled form.  Currently, it is the world’s fourth most commonly cultivated crop, after onions, tomatoes […]


What is the Best Juicer for Beginners? 2

If you are just starting out juicing, I am sure you are pretty confused right now.  What with centrifugal juicers, single gear juicers or twin gear juicers, wheatgrass juicers, citrus juicers etc., there are a lot of things you probably think you need to know before you could possibly make […]


Cranberries

Cranberry is a ruby-red coloured, tart berry that typically grows in the acid bogs. The plant is a low creeping evergreen shrub or vine that can measure up to two metres (7 ft.) in length and approximately five to twenty centimeters (2 – 8 inches) high. The slim, wire like […]


Velvety Cherry Smoothie

This sweet and sour fruit is loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols that help fight disease and aid in improving overall health.


Cilantro & Coriander Seeds

Coriandrum sativum or cilantro belongs to the Apiaceae family and is a fast-developing, sweet-smelling herb that grows in cooler temperatures. Coriander actually describes the entire herbal plant inclusive of the stems, leaves, seeds and roots. In reality it is actually two treats in one, the leaves are known as cilantro […]


Celery

The French word “celeri,” is derived from its Greek version and in turn it gives rise to the English language word “celery”. Celery is a biennial plant belonging to the same family as parsley, caraway, carrots and fennel. It typically grows in bundles of stalks that range from twelve to […]


Heavenly Papaya Smoothie

Called the “fruit of the angles” by Christopher Columbus, this once exotic fruit is loved all over the world for its nutritional, digestive and medicinal properties.


Cauliflower

“A cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education.” –Mark Twain Introduction to Cauliflower Regardless of the name, it is a vegetable and not a flower, belonging to the Brassica Oleraces species in the family of Brassicaceae. It is closely related to broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and kale, […]


Introduction to Juicing & Choosing the Best Juicer to Buy 1

Now, more than ever, your health is important. It is a scientific fact that what we eat dramatically influences the level of our health. That means we must choose what we eat carefully. This includes choosing foods with the maximum amount of nutrition (vitamins, minerals, etc) while avoiding those foods […]


Carrots

The cultivated orange carrots we eat today look very different to the coloured wild carrots which were red, white, black or purple. These were bred by the Dutch in the Middle Ages by crossing red and yellow varieties.
Carrots are known for their eye health benefits. Beta-carotene is converted in the body to vitamin A, and pigments needed for night vision.
Carrots also contain compounds that help fight cancer, and phytochemicals that help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Carrots also have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties to help out your immune system and can be applied shredded to external wounds to help prevent infection.
Munching on raw carrots can help maintain healthy teeth and gums, by increasing alkaline saliva production, stimulate gums and help reduce plaque.


Exotic Mango-Fig Smoothie

Supplying a wide array of nutrients coupled with moderate amount of calories makes mangoes not only a healthy food but one that tastes delicious also. Each serving of the tropical fruit is free of sodium, cholesterol and fat, earning them a position in the super fruit category.


Three Healthy Carrot Juice Recipes

Carrot is a great way to get nutrition. It is full of vitamins and beta carotene. It helps to purify and feed nutrients to your cells.


Cantaloupe (Cucumis melo)

These melons are actually a member of the same family as cucumbers, squash and pumpkins. Cantaloupes are thought to have existed in biblical times as long ago as 2400 B.C., and some Egyptian paintings even depict melons.
Cantaloupes are rich sources of beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A for good eye health. One cup of cantaloupe can provide your daily requirements for vitamin A.
Cantaloupes are also good sources of potassium, myoinositol (good for anxiety and insomnia) and digestive enzymes.
Cantaloupes may even help suppress nicotine withdrawal, offering a good natural support for those trying to give up smoking (as well as replacing the vitamin A that smoking exhausts).


The Health benefits of Krill Oil

Krill oil has been shown in scientific studies to benefit human health in a number of ways. Besides the great source of Omega 3 fatty acids, Krill oil is dark red because of a powerful antioxidant called astaxanthin. Read more about the health benefits of Krill oil.


Appetizing Turnip Juice

The nutrients supplied by the juice of turnip root and its greens offer an ideal way for “powering up.” The vegetable provides a large variety of essential vitamins, minerals and fiber.