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Article by Marie Cargill:
JUICING FOR YOUR DOG

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If you are new to juicing, you might want to try simple blends until you’re comfortable with both the juicer and the ingredients. One drink that’s nutritious and easy is to blend 1/4 each of cucumber, lettuce, and watercress to 3/4 tomato. This drink provides lots of minerals. Or you might want to try a simple detoxifier made from 1 part asparagus to 3 parts carrot. Start with small amounts to test your dog’s taste buds. The following ingredients are listed for their medicinal benefits. Mix and match!

Apple: valuable for digestion and tension reducing

Asparagus: a powerful kidney cleanser but should be given in small quantities and always in combination with other ingredients.

Apricot: rich in iron and silicon; useful in anemia

Cabbage: useful for stomach ulcers; breaks down to vitamin K in the intestines; begin with small amounts and in combinations

Carrot: rich in vitamin A and minerals; a good detoxifier and gland stimulant

Celery: rich in sodium and chorine salts; can be used in hot weather to help replace fluids; use in small amounts

Cherry: builds blood; rich in iron, magnesium, and silicon; use in small amounts and in combinations

Citrus: rich in vitamin C and flavonoids

Cucumber: rich in minerals such as sodium, potassium, sulfur, and phosphorus; use sparingly and only in combinations; acts as a diuretic

Dandelion: rich in magnesium and iron; a wonderful tonic

Endive: add to carrot, parsley, and celery to make an eye brightener

Lettuce: rich in calcium and potassium but should be used only in combinations

Melon: a good summer drink; a diuretic

Parsley: cleanses the body; use in small amounts and in combinations

Papaya: stimulates appetite and aids in digestion; rich in enzymes

Peach: very alkaline rich and good in diets that call for alkaline foods

Pear: a diuretic

Pepper: the green kind added to carrots helps clear rashes due to vitamin C content; use sparingly and in combination

Potato: only used to blend several ingredients together

Radish: high in potassium; especially good for cleaning and supporting the gall bladder; use in small amounts and in combinations

Strawberry: rich in iron, phosphorus, and silicon

String bean: stimulates insulin production

Tomato: rich in sodium, potassium, calcium, and other minerals; good source of flavonoids

Watercress: very rich in sulfur; use in small quantities and in combinations

 

Herbal tinctures can be added to juices for specific health issues.

 

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