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Fruit Juice Healing and Chart

Below is a chart of juices relative to a body condition. Conclusions represented by this information were arrived at after careful research, interviews with scores of health professionals including medical doctors, and nutritionists, and with other recognized experts in the fields of preventive medicine, natural foods and nutrition.

This chart should not be used in place of qualified medical advice. Only a trained physician can diagnose and treat serious and degenerative illness.

This information is from a 1989 Juicing Cookbook by Steven Blauer.

Condition Recommended Fruit Juice
Acidosis Papaya, Pineapple
Acne Papaya, Strawberry
Aging (pre-natural) Watermelon
Anemia Cherry, Grape, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Prune
Arthritis Apple, Cherry, Watermelon
Asthma Cranberry
Bladder Disorders Cranberry, Melon, Pear, Watermelon
Blood Disorders Grape, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pineapple, Watermelon
Bruises Grapefruit
Cancer Grape
Colds Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Pineapple
Constipation Cherry, Grape, Lemon, Lime, Melon, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Prune, Strawberry, Watermelon
Cough Lemon, Lime
Cramps Cherry
Diarrhea Cranberry
Ear Disorders Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime
Fever Cranberry, Grape, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Strawberry
Fluid Retention Cranberry, Strawberry, Watermelon
Gall Stones Cherry
Gout Apple, Cherry, Grape, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Pineapple, Strawberry
Heart Disease Orange, Papaya
Hemorrhoids Grape
High Blood Pressure Orange
Indigestion Apple, Cherry, Cranberry, Grape, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Papaya, Pineapple, Peach
Kidney Disorders Apple, Cranberry, Grape, Melon, Papaya, Strawberry, Watermelon
Liver Disorders Apple, Grapefruit, Grape, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Papaya, Pear
Mucous Membranes
including Catarrh Elimination
Cherry, Grape, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange
Pains Strawberry, Watermelon
Pneumonia Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Pineapple, Strawberry
Pregnancy Grapefruit, Peach, Watermelon
Prostate Disorders Cherry, Pear, Strawberry, Watermelon
Pyorrhea Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Pineapple, Strawberry
Rheumatism Apple, Cherry, Grape, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Strawberry
Sciatica Pineapple
Scurvy Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange
Skin Disorders Cranberry, Grape, Grapefruit, Melon, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Watermelon
Sore Throat Lemon, Lime
Thyroid Gland Regulation Strawberry
Tumors Papaya
Ulcers Papaya
Urinary Tract Infection Cranberry
Varicose Veins Grapefruit
Weight Loss Apple, Cherry, Cranberry, Grape, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange,
Papaya, Pineapple, Prune, Strawberry, Watermelon

Fruit Juices as Cleansers

We call fruit juices cleansers for specific reasons. Whereas juices made from sprouts, greens, and vegetables are mild cleansers, fresh fruit juices are strong cleansers. Rich in vitamin C, pure liquids, and the acids that give them their tartness, fruits have the ability to scour away waste and harmful bacteria in the tissues of our bodies.

The three most prevalent acids found in fruits are citric acid, tartaric acid, and malic acid. Citric acid is found most abundantly in lemon juice, followed by the juice of the lime, grapefruit, orange strawberry, raspberry, pineapple, peach, and tomato.

How Much Citric Acid is Enough?

Though the right amount of citric acid is a good thing, too much is a bad thing. Excess citric acid in the system can make the blood too acidic. Blood may also become too acidic due to high sugar, fat, or protein intake.

This usually occurs in older people who no longer need to eat the same quantities of food they ate when they were younger, but continue to do so. When the blood becomes to acidic, the body "borrows" the alkaline minerals calcium and magnesium from it's skeletal system and teeth. Eventually, if this condition persists, the bones become so weak that they break due to a minor fall. A diet full of fresh, whole foods will help combat this weakening of the bones.

How much citric acid is enough? The amount that's right for you will be determined, in the long run, by your age and level of activity. Activity helps metabolize citric acid. This is because, like sugars, citric acid is metabolized more quickly and thoroughly with activity.

Generally speaking, younger people metabolize citric acid better and easier than older people. So, unless you are an adult who is quite active physically, it might be a good idea to limit consumption of citrus fruits and juices to three or four six ounce servings per week.

What is the Benefits of Tartaric Acid?
Another important fruit acid is tartaric acid. It is found most abundantly in grapes and pineapples and, to a lesser extent, in many commonly eaten fruits. Louis Pasteur, the French chemist, was the first to prove that this acid inhibits the growth of certain harmful molds and bacteria.

What is the Benefits of Malic Acid?
The fruit acid called malic acid is contained in apples, apricots, bananas, cherries, grapes, lemons, peaches, plums, prunes, and to a lesser degree in most other fruits. It is an excellent antiseptic. It cleanses the intestines, kidneys, liver, and stomach; and is a valuable aid in cleansing intestinal infection or distress. Malic acid also stimulates the appetite.

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