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Natural News lab tests confirm juicing to be safe and remarkably free of heavy metals


(NaturalNews) Late last year as I was conducting atomic spectroscopy tests on foods and nutritional supplements, I publicly asked whether juicing would turn out to be a safe practice due to the removal of all the fiber during the juicing process. Many heavy metals, it turns out, stick to plant fibers such as fruit pectin. Mercury is especially good at sticking to fibers, which is why I was able to show that strawberries and peanut butter are both excellent at binding with dietary mercury.

Now, after exhaustive laboratory testing, I can conclusively state that juicing is safe and clean in terms of heavy metals, and this is true both for commercially-available fresh juices such as the "Suja" brand as well as juice made at home using a countertop juicing machine.

Using ICP-MS instrumentation at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, I tested commercial juices and homemade juices made with fruit and vegetables purchased at the grocery store. Here are typical results from those tests:

Magnesium: 50 - 150 ppm (a beneficial mineral)
Zinc: 0.5 - 2 ppm (a beneficial mineral)
Arsenic: typically < 0.005 ppm (a poison)
Cadmium: typically 0.0 - 0.07 ppm (a poison)
Mercury: typically zero
Lead: typically < 0.005 ppm (a poison)

Juice away, it's safe!

Note carefully that these results were achieved using common, everyday fresh produce purchased at the grocery store. In fact, these results were achieved using both organic and non-organic produce.

Heavy metals contamination of fresh produce, it turns out, is very rare. Most fruits and vegetables tested by the FDA have consistently shown zero or near-zero levels of heavy metals.

That stands in great contrast to the heavy metals I've documented in processed organic superfoods such as rice protein, which was found to contain LEAD (0.5 ppm), CADMIUM (over 1.8 ppm) and TUNGSTEN (over 10 ppm).

In other words, rice protein products purchased at retail showed over 100 times the lead concentration of fresh juice.

This is all very good news because it shows the wisdom of juicing, and it also shows that making your own fresh juice is a fantastic strategy for boosting your intake of plant-based nutrients (and beneficial minerals) without exposing yourself to toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury or tungsten.

Click here to see more heavy metals test results at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

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