Nutrient Glossary L-W (Lemon, Orange, Parsley, Pineapple, Raspberry, Saw Palmetto, Spinach, Strawberry, Watermelon, Wheatgrass)
Lemon (How To Make Lemon Juice)
Nutrient Glossary L-W start with lemons which contain highest vitamin C content of any citrus fruit. They are high in fiber and contain no fat or sodium. Lemon juice is also thought to inhibit the absorption of fats.
Lemons have natural plant chemicals (‘phytochemicals’) called ‘monoterpenes’ in their skin. Both protect against cells becoming cancerous, and help fight existing cancers.
Oranges are high in Vitamin C and Folic Acid. Recent tests of various commercial fruit put oranges at number five in effectiveness against damaging oxidative processes in cells.
Juice Scientists have recently identified several bioflavonoids from citrus that inhibit certain cytochrome P450 enzymes. One cytochrome enzyme can activate cigarette smoke, pesticides and other substances in the body to become carcinogens.
Hesperetin, the most abundant bioflavonoid in the juice of oranges, has been found to significantly reducing the opportunity for them to be converted into carcinogens.
Parsley is an excellent herbal source of trace minerals, especially the electrolyte minerals including:
It is also an excellent herbal source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and chlorophylins, all natural detoxifiers.
Parsley has been used to treat:
- urinary tract infections
Can help detoxify carcinogens and neutralize carcinogens in tobacco smoke. Has diuretic activity, and may reduce accumulation of plaque in arteries and prevent unhealthy blood clotting.
Pineapple (How To Make Pineapple Juice)
Pineapple is a source of digestive enzymes Bromelain and Betaine. Bromelain breaks down protein, hence it is a natural meat tenderizer. It can also break down blood clots and clean away the dead tissue left by:
- various kinds of surgery.
South American Indians used pineapple poultices to reduce inflammation in wounds and other skin injuries.
Suppresses inflammation. Aids digestion, helps dissolve blood clots and prevents osteoporosis and bone fractures because of its high manganese content. Also it is antibacterial, antiviral, mildly estrogenic.
In addition, pineapple is a fantastic source of:
It is also rich in vitamin A, B complex and vitamin C.
Raspberries are rich in anthocyanin antioxidants and cell protecting, cancer fighting phytochemicals. They also contain fiber, calcium, manganese, vitamins such as A, B, C, E, fiber and folic acid.
Raspberries have antibacterial, anti-yeast and antifungal properties. They promote wound healing, heart and liver health.
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa)
Saw Palmetto has two distinct actions. It may block the enzyme responsible for the formation of DHT or dihydrotestosterone . DHT can contribute to the possible negative side effects of the Prohormones, including hair loss in men.
Saw Palmetto may also be anti-estrogenic. This means it may have the ability to decrease estrogen absorption, which can be elevated from increased testosterone levels.
- folic acid
- vitamin C, E
- the antioxidant glutathione.
Thought to be a cancer antagonist. Rich in fiber that helps control cholesterol. Spinach also provides octacosanol, a nutrient promoting stamina and energy.
Strawberry (How To Make Strawberry Juice)
Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidants that protect cell structures. Also prevent oxidative damage from free radicals. Their phenol content provides protection against heart disease, cancer, macular degeneration, inflammation and arthritis.
Strawberries reduce age-related diseases of the brain, lower LDL cholesterol and protect the spleen & pancreas.
Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamins B, C & K, manganese, potassium, iodine, magnesium, copper and omega-3 fatty acids.
Watermelon (How to Make Watermelon Juice)
Watermelon contains Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant and the source of a watermelon’s red coloring. Recent research suggests that lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, helps prevent some forms of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Watermelon also contains potassium, which is believed to help control blood pressure and possibly prevent strokes. The fruit is also high in vitamin C and vitamin A, in the form of disease-fighting beta carotene.
Wheatgrass is a concentrated superfood that contains 25% protein, a higher percentage than is contained in meat and fish, and is rich in chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll is called ‘the blood of the plants’, because it is a very similar structure to human hemoglobin. This helps purify and detoxify major body systems (especially the liver, lungs and colon) and counteracts the growth of unfriendly bacteria.
Wheatgrass helps the body resist harm from x-rays, radiation therapy and air pollution.
(Nutrient Glossary L-W is taken from Super Angel Juicer Operation Manual)