Updated: May 28
A bruise is an injury that does not break the skin but does cause the rupture of small underlying blood vessels, resulting in a discoloration of the skin. Easy bruising that occurs with no apparent injuries is due to fragile capillaries.
Kale, parsley, green pepper, and broccoli – sources of vitamin C.
Apricot, black currant, blackberry, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, cherry, grape, grapefruit, lemon, orange, papaya, parsley, plum, prune, sweet pepper, and tomato – sources bioflavonoids.
Spinach, asparagus, and carrot – sources of vitamin E.
NutriJuice Max suggested juicing recipes for healing and preventing bruising:
Garden Salad Recipe
3 broccoli flowerets
1 garlic cove
4 – 5 carrots or 2 tomatoes
2 stalk celery
½ green pepper
Push broccoli and garlic through hopper with carrots or tomatoes.
Follow with celery and green pepper.
4 – 5 carrots, greens removed
2 stalks celery
Bunch up parsley and spinach leaves and push through hopper with carrots and celery.
A Guide to the Health Benefits of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juicing: Juicing for Life
Authors: Cherie Calbom & Maureen Keane, 1992 - The Penguin Group