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5 Juices for Specific Health Problems

Lisa Forbers

The best juice for healthy skin: cucumber 
“Fruit and vegetable juices, prepared in the right combinations, can help you to remove crud from your blood and tissues and restore alkalinity and balance to your system,” says Noelle Swatland of GreenLemonade.com. “You see the benefits of this crud removal in younger looking skin and greater energy.” 

Swatland’s favorite skin booster? Cucumber. “Consisting of over 90-percent water, cucumbers are a naturally cooling and hydrating food,” she says. Plus, they’re rich in minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and silica, which is believed to improve complexion and youthful radiance of your skin . 

Ingredients: 
1-2 Cucumbers 
For a touch of sweetness, add a small piece of apple. 

2. The best juice for anti-aging: blueberries, strawberries, and kale 
When stress, free-radicals, and lack of exercise and sleep attempt to age your skin, Patty James, certified natural chef and author of More Vegetables Please!, recommends fighting off Mother Nature with antioxidant -packed fruits and veggies that can easily be juiced. 

Ingredients: 
1 1/2 cups liquid of your choice (water or coconut or almond milk) 
1 cup blueberries 
1/2 cup strawberries 
1 large leaf kale (thick stem removed) 
1/2 medium beet 

3. The best juice to boost your sex drive: celery 
While oysters and chocolate are a delicious way to get you and your partner in the mood, they’re not so appealing juiced. Thankfully, James’ top libido-boosting foods are also delicious in liquid form. “Celery contains an ingredient that increases those well-known pheromones in men that send out signals to women saying ‘here I am’,” James says. “Watermelon helps to relax the blood vessels that increase sex drive, and avocados contain a B vitamin said to boost male hormone production.” 

Ingredients: 
2 cups coconut water 
2 stalks celery 
1/2 banana 
Ginger (a small piece) 
1/2 Avocado 
Basil (a handful) 
3 figs 

4. The best juice to boost your immune system:
 Broccoli 

Sip on this to stay well all year! “Broccoli is very high in vitamin C , which increases the production of infection-fighting white blood cells,” Judita Wignall, author of Going Raw says. “Garlic contains sulfur-containing compounds that have powerful immune-boosting antimicrobial properties.” 

Ingredients: 
1 small beet 
3 carrots 
8 stalks celery 
1 stalk broccoli 
2 cloves garlic 

5. The best juice for stress relief: carrots 
When Eat Naked author Margaret Floyd needs to wind down after a long day, she turns to spinach . “Spinach is high in the amino acid tryptophan, which helps elevate your mood and promotes better sleep,” Floyd says. “It’s also high in magnesium, which helps to relax nerves and muscles.”
Ingredients: 
2 big handfuls Spinach 
3-4 stalks Broccoli 
3-4 stalks Celery 
1 large or 2 small carrots

 

 

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4 responses to “5 Juices for Specific Health Problems

  1. Cat September 10, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Cool! How about for arthritis??? I have very cranky painful joints. Would love to know what juices might help this!

  2. Tracy September 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Pure wholesome knowledge Gud job keep it up..

  3. Sheila Simmons October 1, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I wonder would it be better to eat the vegetables than to drink them. How much vitamins and minerals are loss in the juicing process?

    • docakilah October 1, 2012 at 10:08 am

      Actually it’s the opposite. You consume more nutrients from juicing vegetables because you consume more vegetables. For example; I can drink 20 carrots versus eat 20 carrots. The maximum carrots I can eat in one sitting is 5 or 6.

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