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Jay’s Holiday Dozen Day Two Potassium Broth

Today is Day Two of 12 consecutive days of posts with Jay demonstrating how to make each juice recipe. We will also include nutrition and research information to compliment Jay’s choice of fruit and/or vegetable drinks.
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Day Two – Potassium Broth

- Handful of parsley
- Two or three carrots
- Handful of spinach
- Two or three celery stalks

A recent study published in Cancer Prevention Research demonstrates how a compound found in parsley, when given to rats with breast cancer, caused the development of less tumors and also significant delays in tumor development compared to rats that were not given this compound. It’s called apigenin, commonly found in many plants but more highly concentrated in parsley.

Salman Hyder, the Zalk Endowed Professor in Tumor Angiogenesis and professor of biomedical sciences in the University of Missouri-Columbia’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, gave the substance apigenin to rats with a particular form of breast cancer. Apigenin is not only found in parsley but also lower concentrations in celery, apples, oranges, nuts and other plants.

Some are calling this groundbreaking research because it shows how an easy to obtain, natural substance can stop certain breast cancer tumor cells from multiplying and growing without the negative impacts associated with drugs and hormone replacement therapies.

Dr. Hyder found apigenin blocked new blood vessel formation and therefore slowed and sometimes totally stopped the development of tumors. “We don’t have specific dosage for humans yet,” Dr. Hyder said in a media statement, “However, it appears that keeping a minimal level of apigenin in the bloodstream is important to delay the onset of breast cancer. It’s probably a good idea to eat a little parsley and some fruit every day to ensure the minimal amount.”

Jay Kordich has been a huge proponent of parsley based on research going back decades, long before all the recent cancer research studies. If you have attended one of Jay’s live seminars over the last 30 or 40 years, you may recall Jay teaching about the power of parsley juice.

Exciting new information was just released. Researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered a substance in celery called Apigenin that is shown to reduce breast cancer cell progression in their studies with mice. In addition, celery apigenin also shrank existing cancer tumors for even stronger evidence to suggest further research as an alternative to chemotherapy for the treatment of breast cancer.

This is exciting to us juicing fans because we already know how to put concentrated amounts of substances from celery into our bodies by simply running stalks of it through our PowerGrind Pro juicer. Also celery juice is great tasting, especially when mixed with carrot, greens and apple. What could possibly be a simpler way to help insure your protection against cancer?

Apigenin, while most prevalent in celery and parsley, it’s also in many other vegetables and fruits such as apples, beets, brussels sprouts, cabbage, lettuce, grapes, cherries and herbs like rosemary, thyme, oregano and peppermint.

Over and over again we see evidence of amazing health giving properties from plants. What Jay Kordich has been saying and teaching us for many decades is confirmed through study after study. If you own a juice machine, start using it on a daily basis to get these nutrient-rich elements into your body.  Don’t Wait.  Start Juicing Today!

Here is Jay making Potassium Broth.


Spinach Power For Eyes And Cancer

Looking for an easy way to green-up your juices and salads?  Spinach is one of the Kings of Green. With the ever present tubs of organic, washed baby spinach at most supermarkets, what could be simpler than throwing a handful of spinach into your juice combinations or salad mix.

Numerous studies are showing the benefits of spinach and more research is on-going. Cardiovascular disease including stroke and coronary artery disease. Cancer, including colon, lung, skin, stomach, prostate and breast cancer. Eye health including cataracts. It may also help with age related cognitive decline.

Spinach is packed with nutrients like carotenoids and antioxidants. It is an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K, Coenzyme Q10, B vitamins, iron and omega 3 fatty acids. It’s one of the highest sources of chlorophyll with 300 to 600 mg per ounce. Some of the research is just beginning to look at prevention and treatment of liver cancer, skin cancer, and colon cancer with regard to chlorophyll-containing vegetables and especially spinach.

Eyes are seeing the power of spinach as well. Studies are pointing to compounds in spinach that may help with macular degeneration, known as AMD. Carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin are associated with less risk for AMD and spinach is loaded with these important nutrients.

Jay uses spinach in many recipes that are fast and easy to make. One of his favorites is called Potassium Broth. The recipe:
- Handful of Spinach
- Two stalks Celery
- Handful of Parsley
- Two or three Carrots
- Half an Apple, optional

Here is Jay using his world famous PowerGrind Pro juicer making Potassium Broth: