10 Juicing Recipes for Cancer Prevention

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According to the American Cancer Society, eating at least 2 ½ cups of fruits and vegetables each day can help to reduce your risk for a variety of cancers because they are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants have the ability to attack free radicals in your body to get rid of them. Free radicals can damage the DNA in your cells over time, leading to disease. Foods high in antioxidants include carrots, green leafy vegetables, berries, citrus fruits, apples, pears, and green tea. If you find it difficult to consume fruits and vegetables at each meal, consider juicing!

A recent review of research published in Medical News Today highlighted the health benefits of carrot juice, including the prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), breast and stomach cancer, and can prevent side effects from leukemia treatment. Juicing is a great way to get the nutritional benefits of fruits and vegetables without the bulk — 1 cup of carrot juice is nutritionally equal to 5 cups of sliced carrots.

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HealthCentral compiled a list of 10 antioxidant-rich juice recipes. Incorporating these into your daily diet can help to increase your fruit and vegetable intake in an effort to reduce your risk of cancer. These simple recipes make 1-2 servings.

1. Orange Crush

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  • 3 oranges
  • ½ cup whole cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Process oranges, cranberries, and carrot in a juicer. Whisk together with cinnamon and serve.

2. Orange Zest

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  • 3 carrots
  • 1 orange
  • 1 apple
  • 1 piece of gingerroot (1/2 inch)

Process all ingredients in a juicer and serve.

3. Breakfast Blend

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  • 2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 carrots
  • 1 orange

Process all ingredients in a juicer and serve.

4. Blueberry Blast

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  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup pitted cherries
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup red grapes

Process all ingredients in a juicer and serve.

5. Orange Sunset

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  • 2 oranges
  • 2 kiwifruits
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 papaya, seeded

Process all ingredients in a juicer and serve.

6. Pomegranate Blend

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  • 1 pomegranate (seeds only)
  • 2 plums (pitted)
  • ½ cup cherries (pitted)
  • ½ cup strawberries

Process all ingredients in a juicer and serve.

7. Orange Blast

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  • 2 carrots
  • 2 apricots (pitted)
  • ¼ cantaloupe

Process all ingredients in a juicer and serve.

8. Cranberry Apple Juice

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  • ¾ cup cranberries
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 apples

Process all ingredients in a juicer and serve.

9. Leafy Greens

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  • 8 spinach leaves
  • 2 kale leaves
  • 1 beet
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 apple

Process all ingredients in a juicer and serve.

10. Strawberry Smoothie

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  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 pomegranate (seeds only)
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • 1 piece of gingerroot (1/2 inch)
  • ½ cup cranberry juice

Process first four ingredients together in a juicer. Whisk together with cranberry juice and serve.

The bottom line

Juicing is a great way to reap the nutritional benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables without having to consume a large volume. This can be helpful if you suffer from a chronic condition such as Crohn’s disease or gastroparesis, where a high-fiber diet is not typically well tolerated.

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