Juice bars generally offer a list of homeopathic supplements that can be added to the blends to suit each customer’s health needs. They are available from chemists, health food, and homeopathic stores and so can be easily bought for home use. The following are the most commonly offered.
Homeopathic Super Foods is Acidophilus adds “friendly” bacteria to the digestive system to help fight intestinal infections. It is also thought to lower blood cholesterol. Barlegrass provides all the nutrients the body needs, including concentrated cholorphy II. Like wheatgrass, it is usually taken as a 1 or 2-ounce shot.
As juicing demands a special machine, it’s best to consume barley grass in a juice bar. Bell Pollen contains enzymes, vitamins, hormones, and amino acids and is thought to be helpful in treating allergies, indigestion, sore throat, skin disorders, and fatigue. Brahmi is a bitter herb used to relieve stress, sinus problems, and insomnia. Brewer’s yeast is a source of protein and B-Complex vitamins. Damina treats depression, coughs, and nasal congestion.
Homeopathic Super Foods also include Echinacea is a natural antitoxin and antiseptic, that boosts the immune system. It promotes healing and is helpful for circulation and respiration. Gingko is an aid to digestion that helps against allergies and is used to treat tuberculosis, other breathing illnesses, kidney problems, and impotence.
Ginseng is credited with many health-giving properties including strengthening the immune system, purifying the blood, lowering blood cholesterol, stimulating digestion, preventing cell damage, increasing stamina, and relieving stress, rheumatism, sciatica, tiredness, asthma, nervous disorders, coughs, and colds.
Grapefruit seeds extract has antibiotic, antiseptic, antibacterial, and disinfectant properties. Helps treat Candida and throat infections. Protein powders help ensure that the body takes in as much protein as it needs for energy and for the development and maintenance of body tissues. Spirulina algae is a concentrated organic vegetable nutrient that is high in protein and loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
It is said to be the richest whole food source of vitamin B12 and is 25 times richer in beta-carotene than carrots. Wheatgrass is grown from the red wheat berry and is a source of concentrated chlorophyll, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. It is thought to purify the blood, fight bacteria, improve digestion, reduce high blood pressure, reduce the risk of cancer, help prevent tooth decay, improve healing and neutralize toxins in the body.
Barley grass juicing needs a special machine, so drink a daily one or two-ounce shot at your local juice bar. Dried fruits provide energy in the form of sugar and are rich in fiber. Add raisins, sultanas, figs, dates, and prunes for iron and calcium, and prunes and dried apricots for beta-carotene. Honey gives energy but contains fewer calories than sugar. It is thought to have antiseptic, decongestant, sedative, and aphrodisiac properties.
Homeopathic Super Foods also includes Yoghurts containing vitamins B2 and BI1, calcium, and phosphorus. Live yogurts are best as they protect the digestive system against infections and bacterial imbalance. Mineral and soda water we need to drink between 1.5 and 2 liters of water a day to keep our kidneys healthy and cleanse the body of unwanted toxins.
Bottled mineral water does not necessarily contain more or better minerals than tap water and can be too high in sodium. Check the label for contents. Ready-to-drink Juices, such as apple, tomato grape, orange, and coconut milk provide an easy addition that thins and flavors home-juiced blends.
But they are never as high in nutrients as freshly squeezed or pulped fruit and vegetables because the food value quickly reduces during storage. Whenever possible, use the fresh product.