Superjuice: Juicing for Health and Healing By Michael Van Straten

 

Superjuice: Juicing for Health and Healing By Michael Van Straten
  • Title: Superjuice: Juicing for Health and Healing
  • Author: Michael van Straten
  • Date published: 13 May 1999
  • Pages: 160
  • Our Rating: 9/10

If you’re looking for exotic and healthy drinks, but don’t want the hassle of peeling and cutting the produces, Michael Van Straten’s Superjuice: Juicing for Health and Healing is for you. It’s an authoritative guide that helps you stay fit and at the same time makes juicing irresistibly good fun. 

The great thing about this book is that the recipes help you boost mental and physical energy, ward off the common ailments, and delay the ageing process – with nothing but fresh, delicious juices. Let’s see what you’ll actually learn from this book.

About the author of Superjuice: Juicing for health and healing

Michael is a journalist, medical broadcaster, writer, osteopath, naturopath, acupuncturist and nutritional consultant from the UK. He has presented Bodytalk – a popular health related program – on London Broadcasting Company radio for the last 20 years. He is also the alternative health editor for the Woman magazine. What’s more, he has written more than 40 books with over one million copies sold worldwide – 12 of these were bestsellers.

In short, this guy absolutely knows his stuff!

What’s inside?

The gorgeous Nigella Lucy Lawson – one of the UK’s most famous food writers – labeled this book as “Characteristically exuberant and informative”.

Basically, we can divide the book into two main sections: Superjuices and Healing Juices, plus there is a short intro and basic details about the book at the beginning. As the name suggests, the first section i.e. Superjuices, features recipes that’ll prevent mental and physical disorders, while the second one has recipes that try to cure you if you’re already caught by a disease.

The section we really like in this book is Drink Yourself Better Tables. It contains useful statistics about the nutritional value of the juices i.e. percentage of vitamins, minerals, proteins etc. It also divulges the particular issues (e.g. cold, blood pressure, headaches, digestion problems etc.) a certain juice is good for.

Here’s a quick look at the table of contents:

  • Introduction
  • How to Use this Book
  • Powerjuices
  • Power Juices
  • Cleansing Juices
  • Vitality Juices
  • Aphrodisiac Juices
  • Pick-me-up Juices
  • Protective Juices
  • Booze Juices

  • Shakes and Smoothies
  • Healing Juices
  • The Natural Pharmacy
  • Drink Yourself Better Tables
  • Detox Juice Diet
  • Juicing: a practical guide
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments

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Good things about the Superjuice book: 

  • To the point and extremely interesting
  • Written by a man who is his own brand
  • Features exotic drinks that will drive your taste buds crazy
  • Useful statistics and tips to use juices for different diseases
  • Affordable price

Not-so-good things about the Superjuice: Juicing for Health and Healing

  • No pictures of the recipes, they still work of course but there is something to be said for visual presentation.
  • Some items e.g. saffron; purslane; fresh coriander; Bramley apple; mangosteen are indigenous to the United Kingdom, and might not be available easily indifferent parts of the United States

The best place to buy?

If you want to save a few bucks on this juicing adventure companion, we advice you to order it from Amazon:
Superjuice: Juicing for Health and Healing USA
Superjuice: Juicing for Health and Healing UK

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  1. June Longshaw
    5 years ago

    I have had this book for many years and have just recommended it to my niece.