Juicing Basics – The Phytonutrients


Juicing basics

Juicing basics begin with an understanding of phytonutrients. Phytonutrients  are those elements found in plant pigments that give fruits and vegetables their  colors. Usually they are found on the skins of most fruits and vegetables. They  are very powerful, potent antioxidants that stop free radicals and attack  diseases of all kinds.

Juicing basics – The common phytonutrients

My attempt here is to list the most common phytonutrients, and list the foods  they are found in. From this list you can build your own juicing recipe to fit  your own health needs. Not all of these foods can be juiced, like garlic and  onions; however these are powerful heart health foods that should be consumed  weekly.

  1. Allyl Sulfides – Are found in the sulfate producing veggies like  garlic, onions and shallots. They suppress and prevent colds, inflammation,  diabetes, arterial plaque build up, and high blood pressure. Garlic and onions  suateed with olive oil make foods very tasty. Cut up onions and garlic and let  set for 10 minutes before cooking. This fully activates the allyl sulfides for  maximum benefit. I know 1 individual who got off his heart medication by  consuming one clove of raw garlic daily. He simply chopped it up and added it to  his meals throughout the day.
  2. Quercetin – is found in Apples, grapes, citrus fruits, cherries,  cranberries, and all leafy greens like spinach, kale and mustard greens. This  powerful nutrient is used to treat prostate, ovarian, and breast cancers,  cataracts, asthma and bronchitis. It also reduces Total cholesterol and high  Triglcerides.
  3. Limonene – is taken from lemons and noni. It detoxifies and assists  the liver in releasing carcinogens. If you don’t like lemons in your juicing  regimen simply squeeze it into your drinking water.
  4. Chlorophyll – is found in spirulina, barley grass, and the leafy  greens like spinach, kale, and mustard greens. Chlorophyll is a powerful  detoxification agent that protects the genes from bio – chemical damages. It  rebuilds red blood cells and provides relief for the anemic, exhausted or  tired.
  5. Lutein – is a carotonoid found in all leafy greens like spinach,  kale, mustard greens, mangos, and winter squash. Studies have shown it attacks  and reduces breast, colon, endometrial and prostate cancers. It also enhances  vision.
  6. Lycopene – is found in tomatoes, watermelon, pink grapefruit, and  papaya. It is primarily known for prostate cancer prevention. But it is also  helpful for cardiovascular diseaase, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and male  infertility.
  7. Resveratrol+Anthocyanidins – found in blueberries, bileberries,  cranberries, red grapes and red wine. A number of studies have shown resveratrol  to be anti – inflammatory, heart healthy, with antiaging life prolonging effects  reported. Anthocyananidins are very powerful anti – oxidants that stop free  radicals and help prevent cancers. They also promote vascular health.
  8. Ellagic Acid – found in pomegranites, grapes, strawberries, and  raspberries. It provides protection from colon and esofogeal cancers.
  9. Carotenoids – found in carrots, sweet potatoes, and squash. Carrots  have high concentrations of the pro vitamin A Beta – carotene. It protects  against hardening of the arteries, helps lower blood sugars for diabetics,  protects lung lining, reduces the risk of emphysema, and is pro  anticancer.
  10. phthalides – are found in celery. Phthalides relax the muscles around  arteries allowing blood vessels to dialate. This in turn lowers blood pressure.  They also reduce stress hormones which constrict blood vessels.


Several studies suggest that a carrot a day could reduce lung cancers by  50%. Smoking heavily reduces Vitamin A. Are you around second hand smoke? Reduce  the effect by juicing carrots. The carotenoids protect the lung lining.

These are some of the more common phytonutrients. From this basic juicing  list, one can select those foods to fit their juicing recipe. All my juicing  basic recipes contain 3 elements: carrots, apples and spinach. Primarily  because they taste good together and secondly these 3 elements have very  powerful phytonutrients. These 3 elements could be a good recipe on their  own.

OK. Let’s say for example I had heart issues. Choosing from above, my  recipe would contain spinach, celery, apples, blueberries, carrots, and red  grapes. I would also consume onions and garlic in my diet daily.

For prostate issues my juicing recipe would contain carrots, spinach,  apples, blueberries, cranberries, grapes and watermelon. My diet would also  contain raw tomatoes, tomato pastes, and raw nuts especially pumkin  seeds.

See free juicing recipes for general health, heart disease and, cancers  at


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  1. says

    Nice info.. Phytonutrients are natural compounds found in plant foods such as vegetables, fruit, whole grain products and legumes. These plant compounds have beneficial effects working with other essential nutrients to promote good health.

  2. says

    well these supplements are really important,, i was always skeptic about them,, but when i started using them recently i realized that how wrong i was…