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Chapter 6

Superfoods To The Rescue

Superfoods To The Rescue

Does thinking about the toxins in your body get you Hulk-levels of angry? Then it’s time to start talking about Superfoods!

What Are Superfoods?

Superfoods are plant-based foods whose nutritionally-dense characteristics that make them good for your health. Superfoods are loaded with important micronutrients and are some of the healthiest foods around.

Superfoods are just one part of a healthy, balanced diet. But they are a great way to start incorporating more vitamins and nutrients into your daily meals.

18 Superfoods You Should Be Juicing


These super fruits possess 1/4 of your daily vitamin C requirements, helping protect you against Alzheimer’s, and house cancer preventive phytochemicals. Apples are also a great source of the flavonoid phloridzin, which helps to prevent osteoporosis.

Containing 20% of your daily fiber, apples also reduce your risk of:

  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • LDL Cholesterol


With 1/3 of your daily vitamin C requirements, these tart super fruits pack quite a nutritional punch! Fresh lemon juice helps ease and heal a sore throat, improve your digestion, and relieve heartburn. And if all of that isn’t impressive enough, lemons also house cancer fighting Antioxidants. Unexpected just how much healthy goodness is packed into such a tiny super fruit.

Fresh lemon juice has also been shown to reduce:

  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure


Rich in nitrates, beets can help to lower your blood pressure, letting your body relax and enjoy the natural rhythm in life. This veggie is high in potassium and iron to help improve your brain health and combat against anemia—not to mention it’s a great source of cancer fighting antioxidants. That’s a lot to feel up-beet about!

Beets are also a good sources of:

  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber


You’ve heard the saying ‘cool as a cucumber’; now understand why this super vegetable has gained such an impressive street cred! Loaded with the mineral silica – responsible for healthy connective tissues in your body – cucumbers are also packed with vitamins A, B and C, magnesium, and potassium!

Regular consumption of cucumbers can help to reduce the risks of:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Breast Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer


The health benefits of ginger are impressively strong. A natural remedy for treating nausea, muscle soreness, arthritis pain, and even hair loss, ginger is a super root that can handle any type of pain your body throws at it. With its own anti-inflammatory compounds, ginger is a safe alternative to painkillers to help alleviate achy muscles and nausea.


Carrots contain beta-carotene, a super ingredient that your body converts to vitamin A in your liver. The vitamin A is then transformed in your retina to rhodopsin, a purple pigment that strengthens vision, reduces macular degeneration, and protects your peepers from developing cataracts. In just a 100g serving, you get more than 100% of your daily dose of vitamin A. Carrots are also a great source of lycopene, which enhances your liver and adrenal gland function, as well as promoting cellular health and antioxidant activity.


Crunchy, raw celery is loaded with fiber, and vitamins A, C, and K, making it a great snack any time of the day. With only 10 calories per stalk, you can munch on this super vegetable to your heart’s content.


Also known as an alligator pear, these bumpy green fruits are packed to the brim with health benefits. Avocados are chock-full of healthy fats and nutrients, helping to protect your body against certain types of cancers and degenerative eye and brain diseases. Also a rich source of potassium, avocados can help lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.


This ultra sweet super fruit’s health benefits are as tough as its rough exterior rind. Pineapples are a great source of the enzyme bromelain, a natural anti-inflammatory, and protector against the development of malignant cells. They are also an excellent source of vitamin C—providing 131% of your daily requirements in one cup— contributing to collagen synthesis to encourage proper bone, skin, and organ health!


Providing cancer-fighting nutrients, limes are anticarcinogenic, mean green sour machines. They also contain high levels of soluble fiber, helping regulate the absorption of sugar into your bloodstream, making them an ideal choice for diabetics. Their tart flavour also serves an important purpose for digestion—limes contain fragrant oils that stimulate oral salivation and increase digestive agents, such as bile and acids, to optimize your digestive routine.


A super herb in a category all on its own, cilantro provides an abundance of health benefits to your body. Providing 225% of your daily Vitamin A requirements, and 258% of your Vitamin K, cilantro aids in maintaining healthy mucus membranes, provides cancer protection, and defends against brain diseases. It is also jam-packed with phytonutrients, a compound responsible for helping decrease LDL cholesterol.


A super herb in a category all on its own, cilantro provides an abundance of health benefits to your body. Providing 225% of your daily Vitamin A requirements, and 258% of your Vitamin K, cilantro aids in maintaining healthy mucus membranes, provides cancer protection, and defends against brain diseases. It is also jam-packed with phytonutrients, a compound responsible for helping decrease LDL cholesterol.


Found on the bottom of warm lakes in Africa, and Central and South America, this green algae has 26 times the amount of calcium than milk, and extreme levels of chlorophyll which help to remove toxins from your blood and boost your immune system. Also boasting high levels of Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, and A, C, D, and E, there is little that this superfood can’t do for your body. Spirulina is what superfoods are made of!


This compact vegetable provides health benefits that are as diverse as they come. In addition to combating bad breath and providing anti-flatulent compounds, fennel contains calcium (to help maintain bone strength), helps improve skin health, and digestion. Fennel also protects against heart disease and stroke, helps reduce blood pressure, and stimulates proper brain functionality.


Popeye-approved, spinach is bursting at the seams with valuable health benefits. Providing 181% of your vitamin K and 56% of your vitamin A intake requirements in just one cup, spinach has certainly earned its superfood reputation. This leafy green helps protect against the spread of cancer cells and oxidative stress, ensuring your health meter reads optimal. Spinach also helps maintain your bone health, providing an excellent source of both calcium and magnesium.


Kale is one of the most impressive superfoods, providing over 50 different health benefits. One cup of kale contributes 71% of your vitamin C, 590% of your vitamin A, and a whopping 1180% of your vitamin K intakes. With over 45 different antioxidant flavonoids, kale helps defend against cancer cell creation as well as oxidative stress. It also contains a natural anti-inflammatory, lowering your risk for chronic inflammation and associated health problems. That’s not all—rich in omega-3 fatty acids, kale supports brain and heart health, as well as lowering your risk for type 2 diabetes. This is one superfood you don’t want to miss out on!


Turmeric is an excellent source of important vitamins, including B6 and manganese. The powerful antioxidant effects of turmeric helps neutralize free radicals and stimulates the body’s own antioxidant enzymes, helping fight age-related chronic diseases, heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. Turmeric contains curcumin, packing powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It has also been linked to improved brain function, so your body and mind can both perform at their peak!


Grapefruit contains a special type of fiber called pectin which can help remove arterial buildup and protect the body from risks of heart disease. With 52% of your daily intake of immune-boosting vitamin C, the powerful antioxidants you get from grapefruit help protect your body from cell damage and cancer. This pucker-inducing fruit also boosts your metabolism and promotes intestinal health while reducing your risk of kidney stones.

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is a natural substance that traps and flushes toxins from your body. It has a number of body and health benefits, from helping alleviate gas, bloating, and stomach cramps to cleansing your digestive tract. Charcoal can also help lower high cholesterol and reduce high levels of bile acids.

Organic vs. Non-Organic

It’s important to look for organic fruits and veggies in your juices to make sure you’re getting the most nutritional benefit.

Non-organic produce is exposed to a wide assortment of chemicals that ultimately seep into the produce, and end up in our bodies.

Gross, right?

Avoiding the use of chemicals maintains the integrity of the produce, and helps make sure the fruits and veggies preserve their nutrients.

OOrganic fruits and vegetables. 30% more flavonoids. 40% more antioxidants. 25% more nutritious in vitamins and minerals. 40% more vitamin c, zinc and iron

At Pulp & Press we want to ensure you get only the best ingredients, which is why we use 100% certified organic produce to create our delicious juices!

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