Colds and Flu
Adults come down with
an average of 3-4 colds every winter and those who spend time
with small children get even more. Work time is lost, school
is missed and personal plans are disrupted.
There are steps you can take
to reduce your chances of getting a cold or flu, or at least
reduce their severity and duration.
Internal Security Force
A decrease in the effectiveness of our immune system is the major
factor in catching a cold. In a world filled with viruses
and bacteria, building good health and resistance to disease
is no accident. It requires a strong immune system.
You should consider the immune system as an internal security
force that is constantly monitoring everything entering your
body and watching for invading cold and flu viruses.
Research has shown that a number
of nutrients can have a profound effect on stimulating the body's
own immune system to deal effectively with the invading viruses.
Juicing on a consistent basis,
especially in the cold and flu months, can enhance overall immune
function. Fresh vegetable and fruit juices provide the
body with those nutrients that have been shown to be important
in the immune response. These include Vitamin C, Beta-Carotene,
the mineral Zinc, and the entire B complex.
Vitamin C seems to play a role
in almost every stage of the immune system. Numerous studies
show that Vitamin C stimulates the immune system in several ways.
It enhances the production of antibodies and keeps infections
from spreading through the body. The citrus juices, grapefruit,
orange and lemon are particularly high in Vitamin C. An
average sized orange contains the daily recommendation of Vitamin
Beta-Carotene, the precursor
to Vitamin A because it is converted to Vitamin A as the body
needs it, is recognized as an immune supporter. It helps
keep your mucous membranes strong and resistant to infections,
improving the body's defense mechanism. The green juices
such as spinach, beet greens, kale and cabbage are high in Beta-Carotene.
Carrots and apples are also high in Beta-Carotene.
Benefits of Juicing
Value of Juices
Your Juice Program
to Boost Energy
as a Part of a Weight Loss Program
to Cleanse the Liver
Most Popular Juicing Recipes"
Brand Name Juicers
02 & 4000
Horizontal Design Juicer
8003, 8004, 8005, 8006
Vertical Design Juicer