The benefits of making fresh beet juices are numerous. We feel it’s the best root vegetable for cleansing the liver/gall bladder.
High in nutrients, this overlooked root which spends its entire life underground until it comes to the table. It is not only a liver cleanser and blood builder, but contains antioxidant properties, as well. Jay and I love to juice beets and use them in combinations…… because they can be highly powerful and will make your throat feel scratchy, or it will effect your vocal chords if done in excess.
What does in ‘excess’ mean? Don’t do more than 1 large beet at a time, and never juice beets straight, unless you have learned to build up a tolerance for it.
Here are the kinds of combinations we recommend: (for 2 people and always organic please!)
1 large beet with its greens
2 Red Delicious Apples
1 Large Red Bell Pepper
1 Large English Cucumber
1 small slice of fresh ginger root
This tonic is quite red! It’s beautiful and can give you a huge burst of energy. Please share this tonic with another person, it’s meant for two people.
Nutrients:Beets are a source of Vitamin A, B, (folic acid) C, iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, carotenoids and dietary fiber, unless of course you are juicing them. You can keep the pulp and use the pulp for a good VEGETABLE soup as a base, especially if you are going to add carrots to any tonic with beets.
Beet Root is used to not only detoxify the liver and spleen, but helps with treatment of many other liver ailments, such as cirrhosis, jaundice and other diseases of the liver. PLEASE REMEMBER….beet juice will cause your urine and feces to turn a bit red, so don’t be alarmed.
Blood Builder: Beet juice stimulates the lymph fluid (the straw-colored portion of the blood). Beets are also good for building blood as well as helping to balance the blood’s pH balance by reducing the blood’s acidity.
Low Level Iron:
Corpuscles are blood cells which may contain excess accumulations of fat. By removing the excess corpuscle fats, they can be eliminated from the body. Let’s clean out those corpuscles! I just wish everybody would or could understand just how powerful fresh vegetable juices can be for recooperating the body from disease, and/or from congestion. Especially beets are quick to help and cleanse and purify.
We recommend juice 5 to 7 beets per week for two weeks, combined of course with other vegetables as mentioned above. Afte these two weeks, you will notice your blood will be quite rich and clean. You can do this a few weeks before you have to go the Doctor and see what he says when he takes your next blood test, but remember, THIS is not the only thing you need to do to keep your blood clean…..stay ALKALINE with your juices and food as well, with no caffeine, sugar, alcohol or white foods.
Our book, Live Foods Live Bodies has a tremendous amount of great juicing recipes, including beet recipes, or our original book, The Juiceman’s Power of Juicing has a plethora of wonderful juice combinations I have been using for over 6 decades.