Given below are some very useful fruit and vegetable juices which are found beneficial in the treatment of common ailments.

ACIDITY

Ashgourd, orange, beetroot, carrot, apple, cucumber.

ACNE

Peaches, pine apple, grape fruit, grapes, pears, cucumber, carrot, apple and fruits & vegetables containing niacin and vitamins A & E.

ALCOHOLISM

Apple, celery, orange are the best, all other fruit and vegetable juices are good.

ALLERGIES

Carrot, grapes, apple and all other fruits. Adequate intake of vitamin

vitamin E, and in certain cases vitamin Bs is recommended.

ANEMIA

Beetroot juice, cabbage, carrot, celery, tomato, spinach, apple, cherries, berries, pomegranate, grapes, raisins, figs, dates, peaches; vitamin B12 is a must for prevention and cure of anemia. The whole range of vitamin B and C is also vital.

APPENDICITIS

Carrot juice in combination with beetroot and cucumber juice is very good. Fenugreek seeds tea. Other fresh fruits and green leafy veg­etables. Well-balanced diet of seeds, nuts, grains, fruits and vegetables.

ARTERIOSCLEROSIS

Grape fruit, pine apple, lemon, carrot and juices of green leafy vegetables. Vitamin C is very helpful too. Diet of seeds, nuts, grains, and plenty of raw veg­etables and fruits.

ARTHRITIS

Juices extracted from green leafy vegetables-viz. spinach mixed with carrot, celery, beetroot juice. Fresh pine apple and lime juice. Fresh potato juice drunk 1:1 with water in the morning is beneficial.

ASTHMA

Honey, carrot, spinach, celery, raisins, apricot, pine apple, lemon, orange, pears or peaches. Avoid banana and jack-fruit.

BACKACHE

Salad of raw vegetables viz. tomato, carrot, cabbage, cucum­ber, radish, lettuce and all fruits except banana. Protein, vitamins C, D, calcium and phosphorous are also helpful.

BRONCHITIS

Juice of orange (in warm water especially when attack is acute) All fruits are good except jack-fruit and banana.

BILIOUSNESS

Celery, apple, tomato, carrot, parsley, lemon, raspberry or plum juices are helpful.

BOILS AND CARBUNCLES

Carrot and spinach, carrot and
cucumber; orange, grape-fruit, spinach, turnip juices are recom­mended.

 

Beetroot Halwa

3 large beetroots

1 grated coconut

2 big apples

1 cup chopped nuts and raisins

100 gms honey

1 teaspoon finely powdered elaichi

Grate beetroot and core/cut apple into small cubes.

Mix together beetroot, grated coconut, half of the nuts and raisins, honey, elaichi and apple.

Decorate with the remaining dry fruits/nuts.

 

AMRUT AAHAR

A COOK BOOK OF UNCOOKED FOOD

SHEHNAZ A. THANAWALA