Fruit and Vegetable Juices for Cardiovascular Health

Wondering if juicing fruits and vegetables is heart healthy? Wonder no more. After reviewing over 100 studies on fruit and vegetable juices and their impact on cardiovascular health, researchers concluded that the answer is YES, juicing is good for your heart. “Some juices might be used as potential supplements for cardiovascular protection, especially mixture of [...]

Green Juice Recipe: Bok Choy Recharge Juice

Bok choy is the star in this delicious and energizing green juice recipe. Bok choy is a low-calorie, high-yield juicing vegetable rich in antioxidants, as well as anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer compounds. Bok choy contains more than 70 antioxidants to help protect your cells from free radical damage. Bok Choy : Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Cancer [...]

Oxalates in Your Diet and Green Juice – Should You Worry?

About 1 in 11 Americans will experience a painful kidney stone. Because spinach, swiss chard, beets and kale have high oxalate content, some people worry that eating or juicing these foods can lead to kidney stone formation. In this article, I’ll share with you what oxalates are and how kidney stones form, as well as [...]

Juices vs. Smoothies – Which is Better?

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear is “what is the difference between juicing and blending?” That is usually closely followed by “which is better, juices or smoothies?” My answer? It depends! Both juices and smoothies have a place in a healthy plant-based diet. Here are the differences and some things to consider [...]

Do You Have to Drink Plain Celery Juice?

The humble vegetable usually left behind on the veggie tray or ignored on a plate of wings has suddenly become a celebrity. People everywhere are now drinking celery juice every morning – 16 oz. of it on an empty stomach. Many people love plain celery juice. Others find it intolerable, reporting nausea and other discomforts. [...]

Does Juicing Remove All the Nutrition with the Pulp?

Q: "Is it true that the pulp is where all the important nutrients are, yet juicers only extract the juice?" A: I hear variations of this often, that the pulp that is discarded is where all (or most of) the nutrients are, and that when you juice you are essentially throwing away the most important part [...]