Eight Great Healthy Juices

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Therapeutic healthy Juices
that rejuvenate, cleanse the digestive system, and boost energy.


Witch’s brew or simple science?

Since the beginning of time, people have been fantasizing about a magic cure-all that could heal them of all physical ailments…

…a fountain of youth to restore energy, increase mental clarity, aid weight loss, and delay the effects of aging. 

Well, there’s nothing magical about a shot of spinach juice, but ask any “juicer” and he’ll tell you that the health-giving powers of fresh-squeezed juices are anything but ordinary.

“Juice therapy” has been around a long time.  Many baby boomers probably remember gulping down wheatgrass juice in the 70s while dipping wedges of whole-wheat toast into cheesy fondue pots. 

Today, nutritionists advise healthful juices to rid the body of toxins, support healthy digestion, and stimulate cell regeneration.  

(See: 7 Days of Refreshing, High Energy Smoothies without Caffeine.)

Here are eight natural fruit and vegetable juice recipes:

1) Celery juice supplies energy (nutrients: vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, and amino acids)


Wow- Who knew that a mild-mannered stick of celery had so many vital vitamins and minerals?  Celery juice is a natural diuretic; it is effective in:

  • boosting brain health during stress
  • maintaining already healthy blood pressure
  • benefiting the nervous system
  • providing digestive system health

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Dose: one or two teaspoons before meals, or ½ cup every day, for 15-20 days.

2) Spinach juice for better digestive health (nutrients: vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin A, folic acid, potassium, chlorophyll, amino acids, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sulfur, iron, zinc, manganese, iodine, and copper)

In addition to promoting healthy bowel movements, spinach juice is helpful for:

Dose: Sixteen fluid ounces of spinach juice per day.

3) Beetroot juice for hypertension (nutrients: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B, vitamin PP, manganese, potassium, iron, betalain)

This dark purple root vegetable is phenomenal for cardiovascular health. Scientists attribute the many health benefits of beet juice to nitrates.  Beets are powerful antioxidants, and aid in:

  • maintaining already healthy blood pressure
  • promoting memory retention
  • increasing blood flow to the brain
  • cellular regeneration

Dose: One sixteen-ounce serving per day.

4) Carrot juice for clear skin (nutrients: vitamin A [beta carotene], vitamin C, vitamin B complex, calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, iron, sulfur, and chlorine)


We know carrots are good for the eyes (how else could Bugs Bunny evade Yosemite Sam and Elmer Fudd for as long as he did?), but carrot juice isn’t just about your peepers.  Some other amazing beneficial properties of carrots include:

  • clearer skin in people who suffer from acne, eczema, and dryness
  • hydration
  • cardiovascular health
  • kidney health

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Dose: Two eight-ounce glasses of fresh, organic carrot juice per day.

5) Potato juice for heartburn (nutrients: vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, niacin, folate, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium)

Potato juice has an alkaline property that is helpful for neutralizing the digestive system gently and naturally.  Potatoes are beneficial for:

  • controlling stomach acids
  • maintaining healthy stomach and esophageal linings
  • promoting digestive health
  • insulin response

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Dose: Eight ounces before every meal, for one month, or as needed.

6)  Pomegranate juice for fighting free radicals (nutrients: vitamin C, vitamin B5, beta-carotene,  vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, folic acid, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, polyphenol, and selenium)

Did you know that pomegranates are giant berries?  Unlike other berries, pomegranate seeds hide beneath a thick, hard pithy skin.  Pomegranate juice has powerful antioxidants, which are valuable allies in promoting good health.  Overall, pomegranates’ beneficial qualities include:

  • immune system health
  • clear skin
  • strengthening eye muscles
  • maintaining already healthy cholesterol levels
  • delaying the aging process

Dose: One or two eight-ounce glasses per day.

7)  Cabbage juice for gastritis (nutrients: vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, phosphorus, iron, sulfur, calcium, and potassium)

Fermented cabbage is a favorite of people suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  Cabbage juice is helpful for the strengthening stomach lining, promoting healthy bacteria, and maintaining respiratory health.

Dose: For best results, drink ½ cup of cultured cabbage juice each day.

8) Cherry juice for mitochondrial health (nutrients: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, folate, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and anthocyanins)

Black cherry juice is an excellent source of antioxidants; drinking tart cherry juice each day is effective for promoting mitochondrial health, as well as:

  • maintaining already healthy blood pressure
  • heart health
  • memory retention
  • insulin response
  • gout health
  • joint comfort
  • dental health

Dose: Two twelve-ounce servings of cherry juice per day, for one week.


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