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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fruits & Veggies That Can Beat Diseases

Many of our fruits and vegetables have substances in them that help protect us against heart diseases, cancer, and other diseases and can even slow the aging process.
Take the case of a pomegranate for example. Drinking 8 ounces of its juice daily can reverse the progression of coronary heart disease in 3 months. It can also slow down the course of prostate cancer.
Cranberry juice reduces the risk of developing urinary tract infection in sexually active women, and regular intake can also supress ulcers and gastric cancer.
If red wine is known to be good for the heart, grape juice does the same benefits which are both loaded with healthy antioxidants.
Vegetable juices have lesser calories and sugar than fruits such as tomato juice which is rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that can reduce the risk of heart disease, prostate and breast cancers.
You can as well mix veggies together such as spinach, - helps prevent birth defects and heart disease; broccoli, - detoxifies cancer-causing substances before they get the chance to cause harm; and carrots, - help protect against heart disease and cancer and promote good vision.

Grapefruit Precautions:
Don't drink grapefruit juice when you are taking Lipitor, Valium and some anti-hypertensive drugs because it interferes with the absorption and metabolism of some statins. Check with your doctor first.

The most healthful and delicious way to make your fruit/veggies juices is to start with fresh produce. Organic produce often is the best.