Fruits and vegetables are an excellent source of a wide range of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutrients; including phytochemicals – compounds that have been shown to combat cancer in a petri dish.
Since more of the healthy substances found in fruits and vegetables are being discovered all the time, no supplement pill can contain all of these compounds all of the time. Also, because each plant appears to produce particular phytochemicals which work against cancer in particular ways, it is suggested that a rich assortment of fruits and vegetables be included in the diet. It is also recommended that you consume two glasses of 'live' juice per day for optimum health maintenance. Four glasses a day is recommended if you want to speed up the healing process and recover from illness a faster rate.
Juicing with the Mod Cold Press is an excellent means of adding fruits and vegetables to your diet. Since juice contains the whole fruit or vegetable – except for the fibre, which is the indigestible part of the plant – it contains virtually all of the plants’ health-promoting components. Because fresh juices are made from raw fruits and vegetables, all of the ingredients remain intact. Vitamin C and other water-soluble vitamins become damaged by over-processing or over-cooking.
Fresh juice prepared in the Mod Cold Press provides all of the plants’ healthy ingredients in a form that is easy to digest and absorb. In fact, it has been estimated that fruit and vegetable juices can be assimilated in twenty to thirty minutes.
Ideally, the juices should be made fresh in your kitchen and consumed immediately. Many commercial juices are heat-treated to lengthen their shelf life and this process can destroy important nutrients. In addition, preservatives may have been added. Even pure, freshly made juices can lose some of their nutrients by being allowed to sit for long periods of time. By buying the best produce available, properly preparing it for juicing, and processing it in your very own Mod Cold Press Juicer, you will produce the most healthy, nutrient-rich drinks possible.
There are many specific juices for the treatment of specific disorders, and it is helpful to become familiar with the three categories into which juices generally fall: green juices, vegetable juices and fruit juices
Green juices cleanse the body of pollutants and have a rejuvenating effect. Made from a variety of green vegetables, green juices are rich in chlorophyll, which help to purify the blood, build red blood cells, detoxify and heal the body as well as providing the body with fast energy.
Green juices can be made with alfalfa sprouts, barley grass, cabbage, kale, dandelion greens, spinach and other green vegetables including wheatgrass. To sweeten and dilute your green juices, try adding fresh carrot or green apple or pear. Although green juices have great health benefits, they should be consumed in moderation.
Fresh vegetable juices are restorers. They boost the immune system, remove acid wastes, and alkalis in the blood.
Among the most healthy and delicious of the vegetable juices are beetroots, cabbage, carrot, celery, cucumber, kale, parsley, turnip, spinach, watercress and wheatgrass juices. Carrot juice is probably the most popular of the juices and is packed with carotenoids, including beta-carotene, the vitamin A precursor which helps fight cancer. Because carrots are the sweetest of the vegetables, their juice is not just delicious on its own, but it is also great for mixing with other vegetables to increase their appeal. On the other hand, strong-flavoured vegetables such as broccoli, celery, onions, parsley, radishes and turnips for instance – should be used in moderation.
To the hardcore juicers out there, garlic is also great addition to vegetable drinks. Before juicing, drop the garlic into vinegar for 1 minute to destroy possible bacteria and mould on the surface. To avoid irritating the lining of the intestinal tract, use only 1 fresh garlic clove in 2 glasses of juice.
For the greatest health benefits, use many different vegetables when making your juices. That way, you will provide your body with a variety of important nutrients.
Fruit juices help cleanse the body and nourish it with important nutrients, including cancer-fighting antioxidants.
Although most fruits can be juiced in the Mod Cold Press, certain juices are particularly healthy and delicious. One favourite cleansing juice is watermelon. To make this refreshing drink, simply place pieces of watermelon into your Mod Cold Press (rind removed) . Other delicious juices can be made with apples, apricots, berries, citrus fruits, kiwi, melons, pears – with just about any fruit you might want to use.
Fresh fruit juice can be enjoyed at any time of the day.