Putting blackcurrants in your juice can provide you with one of the finest sources of Vitamin C, which is great for your immune system, fighting infections and breaking down mucus. Blackcurrants also contain bioflavanoids and anthocyanidins which are powerful antioxidants to help strengthen your ability to fight infection and disease. The bioflavanoids are helpful in protecting blood vessels and capillaries from oxidative damage. This plays a part in weakening the ageing process, as connective tissues in the body can be strengthened.
Although you will need a lot of blueberries to get juice from, they are packed full of goodness. They are great for your immune system and are high in antioxidants – in fact you can't buy a more antioxidant rich berry, as they contain high amounts of bioflavonoids and anthocyanidins. These antioxidants have been said to protect blood vessels from oxidative damage, also from chemical damage from things like alcohol and cigarette smoke. Antioxidants have been said to reduce many serious diseases, such as heart disease and cancer, they also help to reduce ageing, as they strengthen the connective tissue in the body.
Juicing broccoli is extremely healthy – especially the stems as this is where most of the nutrients are packed into. However you may want to mix the broccoli juice with other fruit juices, as the flavour can be quite strong and can stand out above other flavours.
It's great to juice carrots because it has been shown that the nutrients in them are more bio-available when juiced, as opposed to eating them. Carrots are full of vitamin A and have the highest source of vitamin A. The vitamin A is found in the pigment beta-carotene, which gives the carrots their strong orange colour. The body will convert beta-carotene into vitamin A. It has been said that carrots are known to be the 'anti-cancer kings' of the vegetable world, this is because the beta-carotene can disintegrate the mucous membrane around cancer cells. This pigment is also very beneficial for the heart, as it protects the cardiovascular system, as it helps to reduce ruptures and injury in the blood vessels that coud lead to blood clots.
Cherries can be very time consuming and fiddly to juice, however they are packed with nutrients and have many positive effects on the body. Pick cherries which are darker in colour, these are the ones that are packed with a higher level of antioxidants and vitamins. Cherries are also packed full of beta-carotene which aids cancer prevention.