Some people have seen the commercials on television advertising the benefits of juicing. One can buy a blender or food processor and fill it with fruits and vegetables and with the press of a button have their daily recommended intake of fruits and vegetables conveniently in a smoothie-type concoction. Juicing can be an excellent way to get one’s daily vitamins.
When it comes to juicing, one thing that you want to keep in mind is to make sure that you have space set aside in your kitchen for your juicing machine and for the preparation of your ingredients. This is important so that you are efficient and so that you are motivated to make juice as often as possible. Having to clean clutter out of the way would just be a deterrent.
When you’re deciding what to put into your juice, keep vegetables and fruits separate because they are not digested the same. If you feel you absolutely need to sweeten vegetable juice, use carrots or beets. There is one exception to keeping your fruits and vegetables separate. You can sweeten juice made from bitter greens by using a small amount of apple.
Carrots don’t need to be peeled before you juice them, but you can’t eat their leaf greens as they’re toxic to humans. Rhubarb is also an excellent item to juice, but its greens are also bad for you. Make sure to read about what greens are okay or even healthy to eat, which could make you sick, BEFORE experimenting!
Don’t forget lettuce when it comes to juicing! It’s full of fiber and many other nutrients that are key in keeping your health and weight in balance. Looking to lose a few pounds? Both lettuce and cabbage will help by giving you a full feeling from their fiber content, as well as being a negative calorie food that requires more energy to digest than it provides.
There are many different types of juicers to choose from, depending on the type of juice you prefer. No matter what style of juicer you prefer, avoid juicers that create a lot of heat when they run. Excess heat can ruin the valuable nutrients in the fruits and vegetables.
Drinking vegetable juice can help you maintain the pH levels in your body which is immensely helpful in staying healthy. Keeping your pH in the correct balance can help you avoid maladies such as cancer, leading to a longer, healthier, happier life. The little extra effort it takes to juice can change your life forever!
It’s best to avoid mixing fruits and vegetables in the same juice. Your body uses different enzymes to break them down, and so mixing them together makes your body have to work harder to get the nutrients it needs. Apples are an exception that can be mixed with almost anything, so you can toss an apple in with whatever you are juicing.
Juicing may not be for everyone but it is not a difficult hobby to become a part of. With one simple purchase of a blender or a food processor, anyone can become a juicing expert. The health benefits and the convenience of being able to juice any foods you want don’t require anything except the willingness to push a button on a food processor.