Nutrient Glossary D-K (Dandelion Leaf, Flax Seed, Garlic, Ginger, Ginkgo Biloba, Grape Seed Extract, Grape Skin Extract, Grapefruit, Kale)
Nutrient Glossary D-K start with Dandelion Leaf, which is a blood purifier and liver tonic, which stimulates the liver to detoxify. High content of easily assimilable minerals and helps keep electrolytes in balance. Also removes excess water and increases bile flow.
The leaf is high in potassium, which most diuretics leach from the body.
High in nutrition to build the blood. A very nutritive herb with medicinal benefits of stimulating the liver and kidneys while absorbing toxins and soothing the digestive tract.
Dandelion Leaf is abundant in calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, and vitamins A, C, and E.
Flax is the richest vegetable source of Omega 3 essential fatty acids. It is also the richest known source of lignans (a class of phytonutrients that have anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-carcinogenic properties).
Flax Seed is an exceptional source of dietary fiber, both soluble, and insoluble. Flax is high in boron, a trace mineral that helps the body hold onto calcium. The National Cancer Institute has chosen flax as one of the first five primary foodstuffs for study to determine health benefits of natural foods.
From the Omega 3 essential fatty acids, the body produces series 3 prostaglandin’s. These act on the cellular level in a variety of disease fighting ways, that include:
- anti-clotting actions in the blood stream
- anti-inflammatory responses that alleviate
- prevent such auto-immune diseases such as: arthritis, psoriasis, and asthma.
They are involved in mechanisms of transport and metabolism of both cholesterol and triglycerides. That result in a strong lowering effect on both of these cardiovascular factors.
Series 3 prostaglandins increase vitality, energy, and stamina due to their involvement in the body’s process of oxidation. On a cellular level, this is the way molecules are broken down to produce energy.
Flax Seed is rich in:
- essential fatty acid Omega 3
- soluble and insoluble fiber
Contains natural anti-oxidants, and has positive effects on dry skin, tissue inflammation and immune system dysfunction.
- essential oils
- Vitamins A, B1, B2, C
- amino acid Allicin.
Supports the body’s ability to regulate cholesterol levels, reduce blood pressure & blood clots. Also improve circulation and maintain a healthy heart.
Stimulates immune system function, fights bacteria and detoxifies the body. Support the body’s ability to defend itself against:
- gastrointestinal problems
Preliminary evidence shows that the potent antioxidants in garlic that may help prevent cancer.
Ginger Root helps relieve nausea and upset stomach. Support the circulatory, digestive and cardiovascular system. Helps ease cold, flu & allergy symptoms.
Natural expectorant and anti-microbial. Posses antioxidant, antibiotic, inflammatory and pain relieving properties. More here: Growing Ginger Guide – How to Grow Ginger at Home.
The leaves have traditional uses in cardiac and vascular support. These actions relate partial to the antioxidant and vitamin P activity in the flavonoid.
This herb is believed to:
- inhibit water retention
- enhance cellular energies
- help oxygenate the blood
- prevent clotting
- promote glucose utilization
- improve brain functions, memory retention and boosts neurotransmission.
Thought to help with depression and asthma. Improves cerebral and peripheral circulation, oxygenation and blood flow. Aids in the utilization of glucose. Adequate concentrations of glucose fuels the brain with energy. The brain cannot burn fat or protein only glucose.
The breakdown of glucose increases energy and the burning of fat. Ginkgo has anti-oxidant properties in that it may protect the cells from free radical damage. Also can improve overall blood circulation. Ginkgo may be effective in impotency due to arterial insufficiency.
Grape Seed Extract
Grape Seed Extract has been found to be the most powerful antioxidant (free radical scavenger) known to man. Twenty times stronger than Vitamin C and fifty times stronger than Vitamin E. The extract from grape seeds may have a purity of up to 95%.
It is thought to sharpen mental alertness because it is one of the only antioxidants able to cross the blood-brain barrier. It is also thought to restore capillary activity to normal, strengthen capillary walls, and restore flexibility to arterial walls.
Grape Skin Extract
Grape Skin is rich in proanthocyanidin flavonoids, which have demonstrated a number of important biochemical properties:
- they act as free-radical scavengers
- help resist blood vessel damage and skin damage
- inhibit inflammatory enzymes
- inhibit histamine formation.
Grape Skin has been shown to be 50 times more effective than vitamin E and 20 times stronger than vitamin C.
These astounding properties may enable free radicals to be scavenged out of the body, while improving:
- capillary activity
- back pains
- heal spurs
- skin conditions
- may be helpful with those affected by Attention Deficit Disorders.
Grape Skin Antioxidants have been extensively researched in Europe , and have been widely used there for more than 20 years.
Grapefruit (How To Make Grapefruit Juice)
Grapefruit helps break down fat, lowers cholesterol and balances the blood sugar.
Kale (How To Make Kale Juice)
Like other members of the cabbage family, kale is a good source of vitamin C and is rich in phytochemicals, that may protect against cancer.
Kale has a substantial mineral content, providing manganese as well as some iron, calcium, and potassium. There’s antioxidant vitamin E in the flavorful leaves as well.
(Nutrient Glossary D-K is taken from Super Angel Juicer Operation Manual)