Protective Juicer Recipes

The human body should survive in an active, healthy state for 120 years, but as most of us know, it rarely does. However, in parts of the world where longevity is taken for granted – by the Hunza tribesmen in the Himalayas, the Lamas of Tibet, the Fakirs of India – diets are rich in nuts, berries, fruits and fermented milk products. Today we all have access to the concentrated protective power of these natural foods in the form of Protective Juices. Many years ago, I spent a few days working with one of the most famous nutritional healers of modern times, Gaylord Hauser, who numbered most of the great Hollywood stars of the Forties, Fifties and Sixties among his clients. He was convinced that a daily pint of fresh juice was the best safeguard against illness and premature ageing. Certainly, the vegetables and fruits that go into such juices contain a protective anti-cancer cocktail we cannot afford to ignore. Tragically, however, during a typical week, three-quarters of adults don’t eat a single piece of citrus fruit, half of them don’t eat an apple or a pear, and two-thirds don’t touch any type of green vegetable. For maximum protection against cancer as well as general health benefits, we should all eat a wide variety of fresh produce and drink at least one glass of fresh juice daily.

Everyone knows that fruits, salads and vegetables contain vitamins and minerals, but few are aware of their powerful protective constituents. Natural plant substances known as phytochemicals play a major part in the protective action of these foods against cancers and other diseases, and they do so in a variety of ways. Carrots and green vegetables, for example, protect against lung cancer, while it has been shown that increased consumption of fruit lowers the risk of mouth and throat cancers. The Protective Juices in this section allow you to create your own glassful of these and other vital cancer-fighters. Incorporated as a regular part of your health regime, the following recipes could literally protect your life.

Long-life lemonade

Sauerkraut might sound like a strange thing to juice, but this pickled cabbage is used as a traditional East European protective medicine against stomach ulcers and cancer. Combined with the cancer-fighting properties of beetroot and carrots, as well the apple’s natural pectin fibre (which protects the heart and circulation), it makes this juice very special. It tastes much better than it sounds, too, since the sauerkraut’s slightly acidic flavour is offset by the sweetness of the other ingredients.

Carrots 3, unpeeled, unless organic, remove top and bottom

Radishes 3, medium, with leaves if possible

apples 2, unpeeled, uncored and quartered

lemon 1 with peel if thin skinned

beetroot 1 medium, with leaves

sauerkraut 2 tablespoons

Vital statistics:

Super-rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C potassium and folic acid. Contains Calcium and iron. The massive potassium content of beetroot with its leaves helps keep blood pressure low – vital for a long and active life. The radishes are specifically healing to the mucous membranes of the nose, sinuses and throat while protecting against chest infections.

Cucumber soother

This Protective Juice helps to prevent as well as cure sore throats, tonsillitis, laryngitis and sinusitis. How? Well, the healing properties of carrots combine well with the soothing effect of cucumber on the mucous membranes, and the diuretic action of celery reduces swelling of the tonsils, adenoids and throat. Add sage, which is powerfully antiseptic and a traditional remedy for all mouth and throat problems, and you have some real ammunition against the woes of winter.

Carrots 3, unpeeled; unless organic, remove top and bottom

Celery 2 sticks, with leaves

pineapple 1 small

Sage 6 fresh leaves

cucumber 6 inches

Vital statistics:

Super-rich in beta-carotene, potassium and natural enzymes, contains vitamin C and folic acid. The natural enzyme bromelain in pineapple is especially healing to the lining of the mouth and throat; it is also a great aid to digestion, so it maximises the extraction of nutrients from foods. Sage is a valuable antiseptic due to its high content of the essential oil known as thujone.

Dracula’s delight

Just the juice to protect your blood and your immune system. Though Dracula is supposed to dislike garlic, it is certainly one of the most powerful of blood purifiers. At times of stress – physical or mental – the immune system is likely to suffer, leaving you prey to all sorts of marauding bugs. Dracula’s Delight is the tonic you need at these times, but it’s also good as a regular dose of health insurance, especially during the winter months.

Apples 4, unpeeled, uncored and quartered

Celery 2 sticks, with leaves garlic 2 cloves, peeled

Vital statistics:

Rich in potassium and vitamin C. The real value of this Protective Juice lies in the phytochemicals it contains. Ellagic acid from the apples has powerful anti-cancer qualities, while coumarins in the celery also protect against cancer, reduce blood pressure and act as a tonic to the circulatory system. Combined with the antifungal, anti-bacterial and heart-protective substances in garlic, they make for an excellent glassful of protection.

Good mouthkeeping

More people lose their teeth through gum disease than tooth decay.

Naturally, there’s no substitute for proper mouth care and regular visits to your dentist and hygienist. However, smoking, alcohol and very hot drinks can all damage the delicate tissues inside the mouth and throat – which is why this juice is designed specifically to protect those sensitive areas.

Radishes 6, with leaves

carrots 4, unpeeled; unless organic, remove top and bottom

tomatoes 4 medium

Spring Onion 1 medium

leek 6 inches, cut lengthways in strips

Optional: Worcestershire sauce and fresh-ground black pepper to taste

Vital statistics:

Super-rich in Vitamins A, C and carotenoids. Contains folic acid, potassium and some calcium.

The very high vitamin A content in carrots and tomatoes, together with the wide selection of other Carotenoids and lypenes, offer specific protection against cancers of the mouth and throat. The sulphur content in radishes is anti-bacterial and their bitter flavour stimulates the flow of saliva -crucial to the prevention of gum disease.

Pro-bonus 1

The earlier women start to build healthy bones, the less likely they are to develop osteoporosis in later life. The Superjuices Pro-bonus 1 and 2 are good sources of easily absorbed calcium and magnesium, both of which are essential for bone development. They’re a great bone tonic for women throughout life – but don’t forget that some men also develop osteoporosis, so it’s good for them, too.

Apples 3, unpeeled, uncored and quartered

Celery 2 sticks, with leaves

beetroot 1 medium, with leaves

cabbage ½ small round, cut in wedges

Vital statistics:

Super-rich in Calcium, magnesium and vitamin C. Rich in folic acid and potassium. Contains iron and phosphorus.

The extra nutrients from the beet tops, the cancer-fighting bonus of the nutrients in cabbage and the calming influences of celery make this Protective Juice a powerful tonic as well as a bone builder.

Pro-bonus 2

This juice is not so rich in calcium as Pro-Bonus 1, but it does provide a treasure trove of other micronutrients that are vital for the formation of healthy bones. Pro-Bonus 2 is ideal at any age, but it is especially good for women approaching, going through or after the menopause, as it ensures the best utilisation of other calcium sources in the diet.

Carrots 4, unpeeled; unless organic, remove top and bottom

Chard leaves 3 large , with stalks

apples 2, unpeeled, uncored and quartered

broccoli 2 small heads

purple sprouting, with leaves and stems

red pepper 1 small, deseeded and quartered

Watercress 1 handful, with stalks

Vital statistics:

Super-rich in Vitamins A, C E, B6, folic acid, potassium and magnesium, contains vitamin K, Calcium, boron, some other B Vitamins and iron. Just consuming large quantities of calcium on its own is not the answer to life-long strong and healthy bones. It’s vital to include the trace minerals and vitamins that are essential to this complex process – and this Superjuice has an abundance of them all.

Soy salsa

If this drink were a drug, it would be hailed as ‘a breakthrough’ by the modern pharmaceutical industry! Its heart and artery-protecting traits combine the kick of a Mexican mule with the cancer-fighting properties of the soya bean; for those with a more delicate digestion, there are also the stomach-soothing benefits of mint. As if that weren’t enough, Soy Salsa also guards against joint damage and chest infections.

Mint 6 leaves

Spring Onions 2 medium

tomatoes 2 medium

jalapeno pepper 1 small, deseeded

garlic 1, peeled

cucumber ½ medium

Soya milk 4 oz, stir into finished juice

Vital statistics:

Rich in Vitamin A. Contains vitamin C. potassium, folic acid. Here’s another Superjuice that is more valuable for its phytochemicals than for its vitamin and mineral content. Jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, garlic, onions, mint and soya milk contain (respectively) substances which protect against joint disease, heart disease, bacterial and fungal infections, high blood pressure, digestive upsets and breast cancer. What more could you ask?

Skin deep

Helena Rubenstein once said, ‘Never put anything on your face that you wouldn’t put in your mouth.’ Well, this juice is far too good to waste on the outside, as it’s not only a skin healer and cleanser but a powerful skin protector. Beauty is definitely more than skin deep, and it’s pointless wasting time and money on lotions and potions if you’re not feeding the skin with everything it needs from within.

Carrots 4, unpeeled; unless organic, remove top and bottom

asparagus 2 spears

iceberg lettuce ½ medium

Spinach 1 handful of leaves

Vital statistics:

Super-rich in Vitamins A, C, beta-carotene and folic acid. Rich in iron and vitamin E.

Contains potassium, Silica and some B Vitamins. Not only does it protect against skin infections thanks to its high vitamin A and beta-carotene content, Skin Deep also provides plenty of vitamin E, which helps maintain supple and wrinkle-free skin. This juice is also a blood builder – which means more skin nutrients are carried to the surface where they’re needed.

Eye brite

In these days of computers, VDUs, and TV-watching, it has never been more important to protect the eyes. The most common cause of poor sight and blindness in elderly people is Age-related Macular Degeneration, or AMD. The latest evidence shows that this disease tends to coincide with a low intake of specific carotenoids. People who consistently eat foods containing these protective substances are at much lower risk of getting AMD.

Carrots 4, unpeeled; unless organic, remove top and bottom

kale 2 leaves

watercress 1 bunch

parsley 1 small handful, with stems

Spinach 1 handful of leaves

Vital statistics:

Super-rich in Vitamin A, beta-Carotene and other essential carotenoids. Contains vitamins C and E. folic acid and iron.

The old wives’ tale that carrots help you see in the dark is true. Beta-carotene is essential for proper night vision, and other carotenoids, such as lutein and Xeaxanthine in spinach and kale, also protect against AMD (see below). This is a juice to drink regularly for long-term eye health and protection.

Back to school

Put the fruit juice in a blender with the banana, yoghurt, honey and echinacea to make this great immune booster. It’s terrific at any time, but give your children an extra three glasses of this juice in the week before they go back to school. They’re going to come into contact with all sorts of bugs they haven’t encountered during the holidays or before starting school.

This Superjuice offers protection against bacteria and viruses, and will help keep them illness-free. By the way: it works for parents, too!

Tangerines 3, peeled (or satsumas or Clementines)

pineapples 1/2, sliced, with skin

blackcurrants 4 oz (fresh or frozen)

banana 1, peeled

yoghurt 1 carton, live

runny honey 1 dessertspoon

echinacea 10 drops herbal extract

Vital statistics:

Super-rich in Vitamin C, bioflavonoids, potassium, beneficial live bacteria and healthy calories. The dark-coloured pigments in blackcurrants give a healthy boost to the body’s own natural defences as well as protection against some cancers. The live beneficial bacteria from the yoghurt not only ensure good digestion, but are also known to play a vital part in the immune process.

Savoir vivre

You’ll get super-power protection from this recipe. The combined properties of garlic and ginger for heart and circulation, the infection-fighting benefits of the artichoke, and the general immune benefits of melon and chicory make this Superjuice one of the best all-round protectors there is.

Carrots 3, unpeeled; unless organic, remove top and bottom

Jerusalem artichokes 2, scrubbed but unpeeled

garlic 1 clove, peeled

Chicory 1 small head

melon ½ small yellow, deseeded, sliced, with peel

ginger 1/2oz fresh root

Vital statistics:

Super-rich in Vitamins A, C, folic acid and potassium. Contains iron, magnesium, calcium, some vitamin E and B Vitamins. Nothing could be better than Savoir Vivre as a regular once-a-week boost to the immune system. Its high vitamin C content makes the minerals much more easily absorbed, and the volatile oils in ginger and garlic are key factors in protecting against heart and circulatory disease.

Doctor Garlic

This Superjuice may not win friends and influence people, and it is not for the faint-hearted, but Doctor Garlic represents the ultimate in veggie power.

It is a Superjuice which exploits the pick of the protective vegetables with the kick of garlic, mooli and jalapeno. An all-year-round immune booster with massive built-in protection, it tastes seriously better than it sounds -but make sure you drink it with the one you love.

Garlic 3 cloves, peeled

carrots 2, unpeeled; unless organic, remove top and bottom

Celery 1 stick, with leaves

tomato 1 medium

Sweet potato 1, scrubbed, unpeeled, cut into sticks

jalapeno pepper deseeded

mooli (white radish) 3 inches

Vital Statistics:

Super-rich in Vitamins A, C, E, carotenoids, potassium. Rich in B6, folic acid. Magnesium, iron, and other B Vitamins. This is a meal in a glass, but it’s not just the conventional nutrients which make Doctor Garlic so valuable. The enormous protective benefits of garlic cover heart, circulation, chest infections, other bacteria and fungi. Ginger also protects the heart and, together with the jalapeno pepper, the joints, too. Mooli, the white radish, is one of the great liver protectors.

11. August 2013 by Sue
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