Vitamin A (retinol) promotes normal growth and development, fosters proper eyesight, mantains clear, healty skin and has been linked to cancer prevention. A vitamin is needed by the retina of the eye in the form of a specific metabolite, the light-absorbing moleculeretinal, that is absolutely necessary for both low-light (scotopic vision) and color vision.
Fresh carrot or green juices contain an ambulance of pro-vitamin A (beta carotene). Pro-vitamin A is easily converted to usable vitamin A in the liver. Unlike syntethic vitamin A, which is toxic in high doses, pro-vitamin A from food sources is safe even in large amounts.
The Vitamin B complex is a group of vitamins that works together to help the body digest and use the energy in carbohydrates. B complex also promotes resistance to infection. Components of B complex are: vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin or niacinamide, somitimes known as vitamin PP), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine, pyridoxal), vitamin B7 (biotin), vitamin9 (folic acid), vitamin B12 ( cobalamins).
Whole grains are among the best natural sources of B complex vitamins. Fresh juices, especially green and sprout juices, and citrus juice made with a high- speed juicer contain significant amount of B complex vitamins, as well.
Vitamin C is a water- soluable vitamin that is necessary for normal growth and development. Vitamin C is regardedpopulary asa panacea, capable of curing colds, heart disease, cancer and other ailments.
C vitamin is an antioxidant-a substance that protects important molecules and structures in the cells from being destroyed by oxygen.
It helps protect the nervs, glands, joints, and connective tissues from oxidation, and also aids in the absorptions of iron. All vegetable- and fresh fruit juices are excellent sources of vitamin C. The highest sources of vitamin C include green peppers, citrus fruits and juices, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, turnip greens and other leafy greens, sweet and white potatoes, and cantaloupe.
Other excellent sources include papaya, mango, watermelon, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, winter squash, red peppers, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, and pineapples.
Vitamin E is an important antioxidant too, it helps the heart to function, and promotes the use of fatty acids. Vitamin E may also protect fertility in women and men.
Very good sources of vitamin E: green juice, mustard greens, celery, spinach, chard, whole grains, sunflower seeds, almonds and nuts.