Whether you want to learn more about juicing fruits and vegetables for weight loss or strictly for health purposes, there is no denying that a juicer can be the healthy person’s best friend. This handpicked selection of juicing tips and tricks will give you a head start on this healthy approach to nutrition.
Clean your juicer immediately after use every time. When you are choosing your juicer, it is very helpful to pick one which can be easily disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled. If cleanup is too long or difficult, you will find yourself using your juicer less and less often. Also, since fruit juice spoils quickly, fruit juice and residue left in your machine can quickly grow molds and bacteria contaminating your machine.
When choosing a juicer, do some research into how much heat they produce as they juice. Heat can kill the nutrients that you are trying to preserve. If the juicer produces enough heat you will be losing many of the benefits that you were drinking it for so make sure to find out before you buy.
To make great juice takes great fruits and vegetables. Make sure you use the freshest produce possible. Wash the vegetables and fruits, and prepare the items according to the instructions that are in your juicer manual. Different machines may or may not require peeling or skinning prior to juicing.
A good juicing tip is to start using cranberries in your juice. Studies have shown that cranberries contain a tremendous amount of antioxidants. Not even broccoli has the amount of antioxidants that cranberries have. Adding cranberries to your juice can be very beneficial if you can tolerate them.
Pour that lovely juice into ice-pop makers in the summer for a sweet, healthy, tasty treat the kids will enjoy! It won’t be as nutrient-rich as drinking it immediately after making it, but it’s a lot better than giving your children a commercially-produced ice-pop laden with sugar and preservatives.
Mix leafy green vegetables with something sweet. Leafy vegetables have a strong taste and may be too much for you to start with, on their own. Luckily, juicing is a great chance to mix your foods; so temper that strong vegetable taste with something sweeter like apples or carrots. Plain water might work as well.
Your juicer can provide delicious juice to add to a wholesome smoothie. Juice the fruits you desire and place the juice in a blender. Add ice and other ingredients such as bananas or herbs and spices. Blend until smooth. This is a tasty way to expand the uses of your juicer.
Drink a glass of juiced fresh greens first thing in the morning. You are typically dehydrated after a long night’s sleep. In addition, your system is likely to be somewhat acidic. Juiced greens with a bit of carrot and celery thrown in is just the ticket to get you on track.
Maybe you have considered juicing in the past or have heard a friend gush over the many benefits of drinking pure fruit and vegetable juices. Regardless of your motivations, you are sure to find that these tips will be an excellent starting point for your initiation into the healthy juicing lifestyle.