Healing Properties of Raw Vegetable Juices + V-10 Juice Recipe (2024)

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Raise your hand if you and your family eat enough vegetables daily? What about once a week? Or even once a month.Do any of us EVER eat enough vegetables?

Here’s another question for you. Why is it that none of us really ever eat enough vegetables, especially knowing that they are among the most healthful foods we can eat and are low in calories? I think it’s because in order for us to eat “enough” vegetables, we would be eating them all day long every day. It’s just nearly impossible to eat enough.

Drinking raw vegetable juicesbridges the gap between how many vegetables we should consume and how many we actually eat. Eating your vegetables takes on a whole new meaning when you begin juicing. The brilliant colors alone are fascinating to watch as they come through the spout of your juicer. Vegetables you never really thought of as beautiful, such as carrots, beetroot, and baby spinach, come pouring out the juicer spout in hues that literally make you feel better just seeing them.

Here are some health benefits that have been attributed to vegetables you are probably familiar with. These all make for great juice ingredients. Try them in different combinations — be creative. Many vegetables you wouldn’t think of eating together, juice well together.

Best Raw Vegetable Juices

The following list is certainly not exhaustive, and it is not claiming to provide medical advice. The intent is to illustrate the wide spectrum of beneficial nutrients believed to be available in vegetables and vegetable juices.

Arugulais considered one of the most anti-cancer foods

Asparagusis a super food, good diuretic, helps regulate blood sugar levels, and contains folic acid

Beets, also called beetroot,helps to cleanse the blood and support the liver

Bell pepperscontains chromium and lots of phytochemicals with good antioxidant value

Broccoliis high in vitamin C, vitamin K, beta-carotene, and promotes health vision

Cabbage – both red cabbage and green – coat and help protect the colon and digestive system

Carrots containhigh amounts of vitamin A, chromium, carotene which prevents free-radical damage to the body

Celeryhelps cleanse uric acid from digestive system, and is very alkalizing

Chard (aka Swiss chard or silver beet) is high in vitamin A, potassium, and manganese

Collard greensprovide calcium and protect against colon diseases

Cucumbersare a natural diuretic and are a good source of silicon, which is good for skin and hair

Parsnipscontain chromium, which regulates metabolism

Parsleyhas high levels of chlorophyll, fights parasites, and cleanses the liver

Radishesare known for opening up the sinuses

Rutabagashelp increase stamina

Spinachis high in vitamins A and K, as well as folic acid

Sweet potatoesare a good source of vitamin A and beta-carotene, and help with arthritis and other types of inflammation

Tomatoescontain lycopene, which is a strong antioxidant

Turnip greens have vitamin K, calcium, and zinc, which is associated with lower body fat levels

Turnipis traditionally used as a remedy to strengthen lung tissue

All rich green vegetables contain some chlorophyll. (Do you remember that term from high school Biology??). This can help clean our elimination systems, which can then clean our blood and lymph systems.Chlorophyll can have other positive effects on our bodies as it helps to improve our circulation, relieve inflammatory pain, destroy bacteria and purify our livers.

Because chlorophyll, via green juices, is such a powerful benefactor to our bodies, you should strive to get some green juicing in on a regular basis. Starting out with greens combined with other juices (fruits, milder vegetables) may make it more palatable for you if you are a beginning juicer.

The nice thing about juicing is that by combining fruits and vegetables that contain specific nutrients, you can target certain concerns, like inflammation, urinary tract infections, or high blood pressure, while getting in the amount of nutrition from vegetables that you are not likely getting today.

Unless you are dealing with a specific medical problem, and are seeking a remedy through juicing and/or raw foods, enjoying a wide variety of these foods through juicing could provide you with vitality and natural protection from serious illness. My own personal testimony of improved symptoms of autoimmune disease is enough to make a believer out of me.

Tomorrow we’ll take a look at some of the specific healing properties of many vegatables!

Juice of the Day

My favorite veggie juice is this modified recipe for V-8 juice. I call mine V-10 Juice

V-10 Juice


  • 2-3carrots
  • 2 ribsof celery
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 1 handful kale
  • 2 inch piece of broccoli stem
  • 1 beetroot
  • 1 tomato
  • small handful parsley
  • 1/2 lemon


  1. Wash all produce well
  2. Peel thebeetroot and lemon
  3. Add all ingredients through juicer and enjoy(I recommend Breville)

Yield: 20-24 oz

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Please know that this is my own personal story and the information I have gathered from my own research and experience. I am not a nutritionist or a doctor (nor do I play either one on TV). If you have any chronic conditions, are under the care of a doctor for any diseases, or take medication, please see your doctor before making changes in your diet or embarking on a juicing fast.

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