Vitamins are essential to good health because they are directly involved with the metabolism, growth and development of the body. They act as regulators of metabolic processes and play a role in releasing energy from digested foods.
Some vitamins are water-soluble and others are oil-soluble. Water-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin C, and the B-complex vitamins must be taken into the body daily, as they cannot be stored.
Oil-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A, D, E, and K can be stored for longer periods of time in the fatty tissue and the liver.
and fruit juices
can play a major role in satisfying your daily requirements of
vitamins. They are a rich source of both water and oil-soluble
vitamins, providing these key nutrients in the most natural and
Minerals are essential constituents of every cell in the human body. They are needed for the proper formation of blood and bone, and for the maintenance of a healthy nervous system.
There are 22 different minerals important in human nutrition. You are probably familiar with many of them: calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and selenium.
Plant life utilizes minerals directly from the soil in which they grow. Green leafy vegetables are the best plant sources of many of the minerals, especially calcium.
There are over a thousand different enzymes known to science, and at any one time there are millions of enzymes working in our body to ensure proper functions of all body processes.
Enzymes are complex proteins that are capable of creating chemical changes in other substances without being changed themselves.
Because enzymes can be readily destroyed during cooking or pasteurization, the typical American diet is deficient in health-giving "live" enzymes. Fresh juices are an exceptional way to provide your body with live enzymes that are found abundantly in plant life.
The dark green color found in plants and vegetables come from chlorophyll. Chemically, it is quite similar to the hemoglobin found in blood.
Chlorophyll has been proven to be a potent internal healer cleanser. Green drinks provide high concentrations of chlorophyll.
Amino acids are the "building blocks" of protein. Protein is necessary for the formation and repair of muscles, tendons, organs, glands, nails and hair. Next to water, protein makes up the greatest portion of our body's total weight.
All fresh juices contain amino acids that a easily digested and utilized, especially sprouts and green vegetables.
Most of us have seen news reports extolling the value of antioxidants in maintaining good health. The group of vitamins, minerals and enzymes that are called antioxidants help protect our body from the ravages of free radicals. Free radical damage is a cause of aging, and is linked to heart disease and the development of cancer. They are formed by exposure to air pollution, pesticides, cigarette smoke, toxic chemicals and the action of certain processes within the body.
Antioxidants such as Vitamin A, C, E and the mineral Selenium neutralize free radicals. Fresh juices provide an abundance of antioxidants, which can neutralize free radicals and greatly diminish their ability to harm the body.