Fasting IV: Juice Fasting.

28 06 2009

During fasting, the body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes. This process can be assisted by drinking alkaline fruit and vegetable juices and potassium broth. The sugars in the fruit juice strengthen the heart and are extremely beneficial in normalizing all the body processes, assisting the body’s own healing and cellular regeneration. Juices require no digestion and are easily assimilated. Minerals are increased within the tissues. Therefore increased oxygenation occurs acting to reverse the aging process.

General Juicing Rules:

  • Drink freshly prepared juice and do not store the juice for over 24 hours. If you can’t drink it immediately, put it into a glass jar (filled to the top) and put a lid on it to prevent oxidation. Juice rapidly loses therapeutic and nutritional value during storage
  • Raw fruits and vegetables are not always compatible when eaten together. Apples are the exception. You can also mix pears with Jicama.
  • Melons should be juiced by themselves. Making the entire meal melon is an option.
  • Avoid using pre-bottled or sweetened juices. All the live enzymes are inactivated when they are pasteurized.
  • Juices don’t stimulate acids to be released from the stomach, but orange and tomato juice are high in acids and you may want to mix these juices with other less acidic ones.
  • I’ve read that cucumbers may not be good to mix with other vegetables as they are in the melon family, but it seems to work fine for us. We do limit cucumber to less than 25% of the total volume however.
  • Don’t add more than 25% green juice to your vegetable juices (unless you have a barf bucket handy!)
  • Juicing Greensyou might want to do this in between harder vegetables, the juice sludges at the bottom and doesn’t pour out easily if you juice them first. For example, I juice a couple of carrots, then a bunch of parsley, then cram a couple more carrots in after the parsley to get the juicer moving again.
  • Dilute all fruit juice with water (one part juice to 2-4 parts water) and drink throughout the day. We’ve found that 2 cups fruit juice blended with ½ tray of ice cubes comes up to 4 cups—the perfect dilution and it’s frothy cold.
  • Vegetable juices need not be diluted.

Vegetable Juices:

·       Asparagus—Kidneys, diuretic, blood purifier, bowel health, soothes nervous system

(Note: urine will turn dark and have a different odor to it when you eat or drink a lot of asparagus. This is normal and harmless and will pass.)

·       Beet greens—Gallbladder, liver, osteoporosis.

·       Beets—Blood cleanser, liver cleanser, menstrual problems, arthritis, lymph glands, flushes the kidney and bladder, and is good for low blood pressure.

(Note: never drink it straight as it can temporarily paralyze your vocal cords, cause hives, increase the heart rate and give you alternating chills and fever. Hmm—sounds like a good reason to stay away from beets altogether! They sure do taste “earthy.”)

·       Brussels sprouts—Good for diabetics and hypoglycemia, makes for healthy skin, increased male potency and stomach ulcers.

·       Cabbage—Colitis, ulcers, and it curbs alcohol cravings.

(Note: Do not store cabbage juice because its Vitamin U content can be quickly lost.)

·       Carrots—Eyes, liver problems, high cholesterol, protects skin fro UV rays, nervous problems (like Multiple Sclerosis), arthritis, osteoporosis, and low blood pressure.

·       Cauliflower—Breast cancer

·       Celery—Kidneys, diabetes, osteoporosis, good for people who sweat in excess, muscle cramps, fatigue, anxiety, stress, insomnia, headaches, air pollution, sweet cravings, low blood pressure, and obesity.

·       Comfrey—Intestines, hypertension, osteoporosis.

·       Cucumber—Edema, diabetes, tendonitis, skin tone, muscle tone, complexion problems, poor nail growth.

·       Dandelion greens—Spring tonic, strengthens blood and bones, increases stamina and energy.

(Note: eat them early in the summer as they get bitter as they age.)

·       Fennel—Night blindness, eye disorders, flatulence, blood strengthener, migraines, nausea.

·       Garlic—Allergies, colds, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, high fats, diabetes, immune booster, anticarcinogen, antibacterial, antifungal, rids body of toxins through the skin, low blood pressure.

·       Ginger root—Circulation, motion sickness, nausea, laryngitis, clears mucous in the throat, sinuses and lungs.

·       Greens (Collard, Mustard, Turnip, Kale, Parsley, Spinach, Turnip, Chard)—Cardiovascular disease, skin, eczema, digestive problems, obesity, breath.

(Note: Greens contain more than 100% of the RDA for Vitamin C and Vitamin A)

·       Jerusalem artichokes—Diabetes.

·     Jicama—Sooths upset stomachs, osteoporosis/osteopenia, and hemorrhoids.

·       Kale—Constipation, bladder problems, arthritis, also see Greens.

·       Lettuce—Lung cancer prevention, hair and nail strength, skin problems.

·       Onion—Normalizes nervous system for sympathetic dominance, stimulates beneficial bacteria, breaks up mucous, low blood pressure

(Note: If you juice onions, put them in the juicer first THEN the other vegetables so the odor does not stay on the juicer parts.)

·       Parsley—Kidneys, edema, arthritis, tendon and ligament problems, osteoporosis (has lots of natural calcium), one of the most nutritious foods in the world, boils and cysts, increases oxygenation of the blood, bad breath, stimulates normal peristalsis of the gut, vision problems, adrenal exhaustion, thyroid disease, obesity.

·       Potatoes—Intestines, ulcer.

·       Radish—Liver, high cholesterol, obesity, sinus problems, clears excess mucous, soothes sore throats.

·       Spinach—Anemia, eczema, regenerates damaged intestinal tracts, constipation, circulation problems, cleans liver and glands.

·       Sprouts—Baldness, morning sickness.

·       String beans—Bruising.

·       Sweet potatoes—Any kind of skin problems.

·       Tomatoes—Use them alone or leave them alone, but adding celery and cucumber to it works fine.

·       Watercress—Anemia, colds.

·       Wheat grass—Anemia, liver, intestines, breath, excellent antioxidant, Parkinson’s disease.

·       Zucchini—internal cleanser, fantastic as a mineral supplement.

Fruit Juices:

·       Apple—Liver, intestines, blood cleanser.

·       Apricots—High in iron for anemia, silica and vitamin A for hair and skin.

·       Bananas—Heart and muscles.

·       Cherry, black—Colon, menstrual problems, gout, prevents tooth decay.

·       Citrus—Obesity, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, raises body temperature to fry out viruses/bacteria, bruising, heart disease, stroke.

(Note: Don’t juice the skin of any citrus except lemon and lime. They are difficult to digest and can cause colo-rectal problems.)

·       Cranberries—Urinary tract infections, antiviral.

·       Grape—Colon, anemia, good for kidneys and heart, high in iron, soothing to nervous system, builds hemoglobin, promotes healthy bowel action, liver cleaners, helps to eliminate uric acid, helps with low blood pressure, obesity.

·       Grapefruit—High blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, obesity.

·      Lemon—Liver, gallbladder, allergies, asthma, cardiovascular disease, colds, obesity.

·       Melons—Eat them alone or leave them alone, good for kidneys (diuretic), juicing watermelon rind gives you 95% of the melons nutritional benefits compared to only 5% of juice without the rind.

·       Papaya—Stomach, indigestion, hemorrhoids, colitis.

·       Pear—Gallbladder, blood pressure, cardiovascular health, digestion, a safe fruit for diabetics.

·      Pineapple—Digestion, allergies, arthritis, inflammation, edema, hemorrhoids.

·      Strawberries—Strengthens the blood, nerve tonic, keeps glands healthy, protects against cigarette smoke toxins.

·       Watermelon—Kidneys, edema, used as a diuretic.

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