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The Best Vegetables for Eating Raw & Juicing

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Use Sparingly due to high carbohydrate levels

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Eggplant
  • Jicama
  • Winter Squash

Vegetables to Avoid

  • Potatoes

Tips to Make Your Juice Taste Better

If you would like to make your juice taste a bit more palatable, especially in the beginning, you can add these elements:

  • Coconut: This is one of my favorites! You can purchase the whole coconut or use unsweetened shredded coconut. It adds a delightful flavor and is an excellent source of fat to balance your meal. Coconut has medium chain triglycerides, which have many health benefits.
  • Cranberries: Researchers have discovered that cranberries have five times the antioxidant content of broccoli, which means they may help protect against cancer, stroke and heart disease. Limit the cranberries to about 4 ounces per pint of juice.
  • Lemons and Limes: You can also add half a lemon or lime (leaving much of the white rind on).
  • Fresh ginger: This is an excellent addition if you can tolerate it. It gives your juice a little “kick”! And, as an added boon, researchers have found that ginger can have dramatic effects on cardiovascular health, including preventing atherosclerosis, lowering cholesterol levels, and preventing the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL).

Nutritional Typing and Juicing Vegetables

According to Nutritional Typing principles, if you are a carb type, vegetable juicing is strongly recommended. With patients in our clinic, we strongly encourage it if they expect to regain their health.

If you are a mixed type, it is certainly useful to juice. However, protein types need to follow some specific guidelines to make it work for them, which I’ll review below.

Check out this nutritional typing test to help you learn what foods will improve your health.

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Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90ís he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.


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7:50AM PST on Jan 20, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

8:33PM PDT on Nov 1, 2011

Love the Info! I'm gonna read the other articles & learn my type & what to use for my health. I love veggies, but find it hard to eat enough now that I'm recently single. Maybe this will help. Thanks!

2:17PM PDT on Oct 23, 2011


9:22AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Michelle, I would definitely try your blender. Just make sure to cut the pieces very small and use enough liquid.

9:07AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

I like the submersion technique for juicing but could I use my blender instead?

5:41AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Carrots, Radishes, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Cucumber and Watercress are my favourite raw veg.

3:36AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011


2:45AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Thanks for the article

12:39AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

thanks for the article!

11:51PM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

Good to know.

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Paul, I know that for you, the only source of vitamin A is meat.

very interesting article, thanks.


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