Healing Properties

 

 

Lots of our customers are interested in the specific healing properties of our menu items and the veggies that go into our cold-pressed juice. Here we break it down for you!

 

In our cold-pressed juices:

Lemons – detoxifier, immune booster, known for its anti-tumor properties.

Orange – high in Vitamin C, making it an excellent immune booster; also great for glowing skin!

Celery - anti-inflammatory + alkalizing, full of anti-cancer compounds; said to help lower blood pressure.

Beets - an amazing liver cleanser and great vegetarian source of iron; also said to help lower blood pressure.

Carrots - rich in beta-carotene and Vitamin A, beneficial for vision and eye health; also a super liver and gallbladder cleanser.

Spinach - one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables! High in iron and protein and is very alkalizing.

Apples - high in Vitamin C and A; helps to regulate blood sugar and reduce cholesterol.

Romaine - rich in vitamin C, iron, calcium, omega 3’s, and B vitamins.

Parsley + Cilantro – potent detoxifiers; help to chelate heavy metals from the body.

Ginger - excellent for digestion and cleansing, stimulates circulation, and boosts metabolism.

Tumeric - comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and contains curcumin, which may have anti-tumor, antioxidant, anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also suggested that turmeric has anti-depressant and liver-supporting properties.

Garlic - a natural antibiotic and anti-microbial with immune-building properties.

Kale - a nutritional powerhouse chock-full of Vitamin K and many other minerals, known for its antioxidant properties.

Cucumber - naturally alkalizing with anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits.

Fennel - rich in Vitamin C, folate, and potassium, with anti-inflammatory properties.


 

*be cautious with raw kale and other raw cruciferous veggies if you have thyroid sensitivities.

*if you have issues with kidney stones, be cautious with consuming large amounts of juiced spinach.

*always consult a doctor before considering a juice cleanse if you have any health issues

 

 

Wheatgrass

Has remarkable similarity to our own blood.  The second important nutritional aspect of chlorophyll is its remarkable similarity to hemoglobin, the compound that carries oxygen in the blood.  Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara, president of the Hagiwara Institute of Health in Japan is a leading advocate for the use of grass as food and medicine.  He reasons that since chlorophyll is soluble in fat particles, and fat particles are absorbed directly into the blood via the lymphatic system, that chlorophyll can also be absorbed in this way.  In other words, when the “blood” of plants is absorbed in humans it is transformed into human blood, which transports nutrients to every cell of the body.  See more at www.hippocratesinst.org 

 

 

In our smoothies:

Cinnamon – known to reduce inflammation and has antibiotic and antioxidant qualities. Also known to regulate blood sugar, help fight off colds, and boost metabolism.

Cayenne Pepper – contains capsaicin, beneficial for the treatment of aches and pains of the muscles and joints, including headaches. It is also known to help burn calories, boost the metabolism, and suppress appetite.

Bananas – rich in fiber and potassium, bananas are known to help prevent stroke, lower blood pressure, and prevent heart disease. Bananas aid in digestion and ease constipation.

Blueberries – know for boosting brain health and helping improve memory.  The anthocyanins found in blueberries make them excellent for preventing premature aging and reducing cancer risk.

Goji Berries – native to China, goji berries have been used for in traditional medicine for thousands of years and are prized for their healing properties. Packed full of antioxidants and vitamin A, they are considered to aid in the prevention of disease and aging.

Whey Protein – considered the “gold standard” of protein, pure whey protein helps preserve lean body tissue while helping maintain blood sugar levels and supporting your immune health.  At Greenmouth we use only certified organic grass-fed whey protein that contains zero additives or extraneous ingredients.

Spirulina - a blue-green algae and a complete protein! It’s also high in calcium, containing 26x more than milk and can increase fat burning ability while working out. Balances blood pressure and normalizes cholesterol.

*spirulina contains high levels of iodine and should not be consumed by anyone with a shellfish allergy

Flax Seeds – rich in Omega 3’s, fiber, and phytonutrients, including antioxidants. The combination of healthy fat and high fiber content makes it a great food for weight loss and maintenance!

Almonds – known as the #1 nut for promoting weight loss. Almonds in particular are rich in phytochemicals, which are plant components that promote heart and vascular health. They're a great source of Vitamin E, magnesium, protein, fiber, potassium, calcium, and iron.

Maca – a root indigenous to Peru that belongs to the radish family. Maca is known for its ability to increase energy, promote hormonal balance, and increase libido☺. It alleviates cramps, body pain, hot flashes, anxiety, mood swings, and depression. 

Cacao – the rawest, purest form of chocolate. Nutritional benefits range from reducing cataracts to improving heart function to alleviating stress. Also known for its antioxidant properties, ability to elevate mood, and has been reported to alleviate depression.

Chia – our favorite pet known for boosting energy, stabilizing blood sugar, aiding digestion, and lowering cholesterol. And because the seeds plump up in liquid, they keep you feeling fuller longer.

Coconut Oil – in addition to supporting a healthy metabolism and immune system, it is also known for promoting heart health, weight loss, and boosting energy. It contains medium-chain triglycerides that are converted immediately into energy, rather than being stored as fat in the body. Raw, unrefined coconut oil contains lauric acid and some research has suggested it may aid in warding off Alzheimers and other degenerative diseases. 

Green Tea – used in traditional Asian medicine to control bleeding and heal wounds, aid digestion, improve heart and mental health, and regulate body temperature. Recent studies have shown green tea can potentially have positive effects on everything from weight loss to liver disorders to type 2 diabetes.

Stevia - a plant that is native to South America that is best known as a source of natural sweeteners. Medicinally, stevia leaves are used as a weight loss aid; for treating diabetes, high blood pressure and heartburn. At Greemouth, we choose to use NOW organic stevia as it does not contain any added ingredients.


Phytonutrients

There are about 2000 known phytonutrients; many others are being discovered all the time.  They’re found in fruit, vegetables, herbs, spices, nuts, sprouts and seeds.  A single fruit or vegetable may contains more than 100different types of healing phytonutrients that basically make up the immune system of the plant.

Once eaten, phytonutrients impart their incredible healing abilities inside your body.  The thousands of phytonutrients are categorized into families, including carotenoids, catechins, flavonoids, lipic acid, phytoestrogens, polyphenols, sulfurophane and others.

Anthocyanins

These natural, health-boosting substances give certain fruits their purple to reddish color. Not only does research show that anthocyanins have the capacity to boost short-term memory by 100 percent in just eight weeks, they also stimulate the burning of stored fat in the body to be used as fuel.

Anthocyanins are found in dark purple or red grapes, cherries and berries, including blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries.

 

Carotenoids

Not only do carotenoids help strengthen your eyesight and boost your immunity to disease, they are powerful antioxidants that, in some studies, reduced the risk of cancer and protected against the effects of aging.

Carotenoids are the yellow, orange and red pigments found in foods like carrots, sweet potatoes, apricots, mangos, pumpkin, tomatoes, papaya, peaches and other similarly colored foods as well as dark green vegetables like broccoli and leafy greens.

 


Catechins

Want to lose weight? Be sure to add catechins to your diet since they activate fat-burning genes in abdominal fat cells to assist with weight loss, and belly fat loss in particular.  According to research at Tufts University, catechins increase abdominal fat loss by 77 percent and double total weight loss. Catechins are mainly found in green and black tea, as well apples.

Flavonoids

Flavanoids are the miracle nutrients we keep hearing about in the media lately; they interfere with the stages of development of cancer cells.  Resveratrol, a particular flavonoid found predominantly in grapes, has demonstrated its ability to protect the brain from damage. Flavanoids are found in berries, cherries, currants, pomegranates, red and purple grapes, red onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, apple (skin) and walnuts.