Drink Your Vitamins!

By Jennifer

Juices work the best if consumed within seconds of being freshly extracted from the fruit or vegetable. The most vitamins, minerals and other healthy elements are absorbed if you hold the juice in your mouth for a couple of seconds after swallowing.


Fresh juices are also superior to bottled or canned juices in terms of both taste and nutrition. They are the cheapest way to get a full rounded dose of a vitamin plus all of its cofactors. For instance did you know that just one pint of fresh carrot juice contains more than 20,000 international units of pro-Vitamin A in its purest and most natural form?


Scientific research also recently reveals that fresh juices may even cure a variety of illnesses and conditions. For instance, fresh cabbage juice has been shown to contain vitamin U that has been shown to heal ulcers while fresh prune juices is an excellent laxative. Lettuce juice contains an unknown factor that helps relieve insomnia while watermelon juice has anti-inflammatory agents that relieve pain.


Green juices have enzymes that encourage weight loss and the regrowth of damaged gum tissue. Orange, yellow and green vegetables may help prevent some forms of cancer. Purple and blue juices contain important phytochemicals known as anthocyns and lutein, which help prevent varicose veins and preserve the eyesight.


Juices also ah are also superior to taking vitamins when it comes to maintaining your daily health. Compared with synthetic vitamins, naturally derived vitamins from fresh fruits, vegetables, sprout and grasses have more of a nutritional punch per dose. For instance one pint of fresh vegetable juice supplies the same live vitamins, minerals and enzymes found in two large vegetable salads.


Synthetic vitamins are also a “dead” food source of vitamins whereas vitamins that come from fresh vegetables and fruits are considered to be live.  Incorporated into a healthy diet fresh juices also do not put you at risk for nutritional imbalances in your body.  Drinking your vitamins in the form of fresh juices can actually boost your RDA (recommended Daily Allowance) of vitamins by as much as 500%!  Compare this to the act of consuming a vitamin pill where there is no guarantee that the pill will be absorbed by the body.  Nutrients from juices however start being absorbed the minute you drink them.


Juicing is not meant to be a replacement for a daily diet. Juicing plans are embarked on to help accelerate and enhance the process of mineral and vitamin absorption by the body’s tissues.