Raw broccoli is packed with spectacular and unique disease fighters. It is abundant in a variety of very strong anti-oxidants like quercetin, glutathione, beta carotene, indoles, vitamin C, lutein, glucarate and sulphoraphane. This synergy of anti-oxidants make broccoli a very good food for anti-cancer activities, particularly against cancers of the breast, cervical, prostate, colon and lung.
Low in calories, broccoli is especially rich vitamins A, C, K, B6 and E, calcium, folate, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium.
Like all cruciferous vegetables, broccoli promotes good colon health, protecting against constipation and colon cancer.
Just half a cup of broccoli juice a day will provide more than your daily required vitamin C that helps boost immunity and fight many diseases.
Celery is great for Inflammatory diseases like arthritis, colitis, osteoporosis, gout and even asthma can respond very well to regular celery juice in your diet. This may be in large part due to two special compounds called luteolin and polyacetylenes, both present in large amounts in celery.
Luteolin is a antioxidant flavonoid with strong anti-inflammatory properties. It has been shown in scientific studies to have a powerful inhibitory effect on certain enzymes which activate genes responsible for the inflammation response.
Polyacetylenes also reduces inflammation by lowering levels of inflammatory prostaglandins in your body. Arthritis sufferers in particular are believed to benefit from high food sources of polyacetylenes.
Adding a teaspoon of hemp oil to your juice mixture can boost your immunity: Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids also improve immunity and regulate intestinal flora, thus building a natural barrier against microbes and increasing the resilience of the body.
A few slices of cucumber to your mix is also extremely healthy.
Cucumber: Antioxidant & Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
Cucumbers are a valuable source of conventional antioxidant nutrients including vitamin C, beta-carotene, and manganese. In addition, cucumbers contain numerous flavonoid antioxidants, including quercetin, apigenin, luteolin, and kaempferol. Fresh extracts from cucumber have been shown to provide specific antioxidant benefits, including increased removal of free radicals and increased overall antioxidant capacity. Fresh cucumber extracts have also been shown to reduce unwanted inflammation in colitis. Cucumber accomplishes this task by inhibiting activity of pro-inflammatory enzymes like cyclo-oxygenase 2 (COX-2), and by preventing overproduction of nitric oxide where it could increase the likelihood of excessive inflammation.