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Juicing Power



See the many health benefits and active constituents of these amazing fruits, vegetables and herbs that we are blessed with by nature. Make fresh juices a part of your every day diet and start to feel an increase in your health and vitality. Feel the power of juicing!

Celery: Apium Graveolens

Actions: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, carminative, reduces blood pressure, sedative, urinary antiseptic

Uses: Celery is an aromatic, tonic herb that is used to treat gout, inflammation of the urinary tract, cystitis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

Dandelion Leaf: Taraxacum offinalis

Actions: diuretic, liver and digestive tonic

Uses: Dandelion is used for live, gall bladder, kidney and bladder ailments, including hepatitis and jaundice and to promote the flow of urine. The leaf is used to specifically support kidney function.

Fennel: Foeniculum vulgare

Actions: soothing diuretic, anti inflammatory, anti spasmodic, soothing digestive, expectorant

Uses: indigestion, flatulence, coughs

Fenugreek: Trigonella foenum-graecum

Actions: expectorant, soothing digestive, protects intestinal surfaces, reduces blood sugar levels

Uses: bronchitis, coughs, diabetes, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohns disease, menstrual pain, peptic ulcer, stomach upsets

Lemon Balm: Melissa officinalis

Actions: antioxidant, antihistamine, carminative, anti spasmodic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, nerve relaxant, anti- depressive, stimulates bile flow, lowers blood pressure

Uses: anxiety, depression, stress, flatulence, indigestion, insomnia

Parsley: Petroselinum crispum

Healing Properties:

Actions: Antioxidant, tonic, digestive, diuretic,

Uses: As a diuretic, parsley helps the body expel excess water by flushing the kidneys. As a nutrient, is one of the richest sources of Vitamin C

Peppermint: Mentha piperita

Healing Properties:

Actions: antispasmodic, digestive tonic, prevents vomiting, carminative, peripheral vasodilator, promotes sweating, promotes bile flow, analgesic

Uses: helps to stimulate liver and gall bladder function by increasing bile flow to the liver and intestines. Well know for its ability to quell nausea and vomiting. Used in ulcerative colitis, diverticular disease, fevers, colds, flu’s, and to improve the appetite

Turmeric: Curcuma longa

Actions: antioxidant, anti- inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-bacterial, anti fungal, anti-viral, anticoagulant, analgesic, reduces, cholesterol, reduces post exercise pain, heals wounds, antispasmodic, protects the liver cells, increases bile production and flow

Fruits:


Apples:

Actions: tonic, digestive, liver stimulant, diuretic, detoxifying, laxative, antiseptic, lowers cholesterol and rheumatic

Uses: to cleanse the system, lower blood sugar cholesterol, keep blood glucose up, aid digestion. Great source of Vit A and also contain vitamins C, B and G. High in pectin which helps to lower both cholesterol and colon cancer, and boron, thought to help prevent the calcium loss that leads to osteoporosis, boost blood levels of the hormone estrogen (thus assisting menopausal women), and stimulates the electrical activity of the brain.

Lemons and Limes:

Actions: High in Vit C and limonene, thought to inhibit breast cancer. High in lycopene. Good source of choline, which supports mental functioning. The combination of carotenoids, flavonoids, terpenes, limonoids and coumarins make citrus fruit a total cancer fight package.

Papaya:

Actions: antioxidant, anti-cancer, aids digestion, soothes the gut

Uses: Papaya are high in Vit A, C and potassium, seeds contain protein.

Vegetables:

Asparagus:

Actions: Antioxidant, anti cancer, anti cataracts, diuretic

Uses: High in Vit E, source of Vit A, and C as well as potassium, niacin, and some iron.

Beets:

Actions: antibacterial, antioxidant, tonic, cleansing, laxative

Uses: Beet tops are high in Vit A, high in betaine, a liver and gall bladder strengthening enzyme, High source of potassium, with 8% chlorine- beets are very cleansing for the liver, kidney and gallbladder

Broccoli:

Actions: antioxidant, anti-caner, anti-cataracts

Uses: High in Vit E, High in cancer fighting indoles, glucosinolates and dithiolthiones, source of Vit, B and C

Cabbage:

Actions: immune building, anti-cancer, helps memory, antioxidant, promotes healing, detoxifying, anti-cataracts, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, tonic, antiseptic, restorative, anti-ulcer

Uses: High I cancer fighting endoles, good source of choline, high in Vit E, excellent remedy for anemia, benefits the live, effective in preventing colon cancer and may be of help to diabetics reducing blood sugar levels. Especially effective in preventing and healing ulcers.

Carrots:

Actions: antioxidant, anticancer, artery protecting, expectorant, antiseptic, diuretic, immune boosting, antibacterial, lowers cholesterol, prevents constipation

Uses: extremely nutritious, rich in Vit A, B and C, iron, calcium, potassium and sodium, They have a cleansing effect on the liver and digestive system, help counter the formation of kidney stones assisting in the relief of arthritis and gout, antioxidant properties of carotene (including beta-carotene) assist in prevention of cancer cells, protect against arterial heart disease and lower blood cholesterol, enhance mental functioning and decrease the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration

Celery:

Actions: antibacterial

Uses: Sodium

Cucumber:

Actions: diuretic

Uses: A moderate source of Vit A, iron and potassium, cucumber has very high water content, contains sterols, which support the heart to reduce cholesterol

Lettuce and Kale:

Actions: antioxidant, anti-cancer

Uses: Excellent source of Vit A and chlorophyll, with some calcium, iron, folic acid and potassium

Zucchini:

Actions: antioxidant

Uses: a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium and niacin

These are some of the vegetables and fruits that will be used during your week of cleansing at our Byron Bay Detox Health Retreats, providing your body with nutritional liquid gold to regenerate and revitalize.

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