To juice or not to juice.
Is that REALLY the question? I think NOT!
Whether it was something you read on the internet, a bottle of green juice you found in your local market, or a friend that raved about fresh juice… I’m willing to bet that all this info left you wondering WHY juicing vegetables is good for you in the first place!
Well, that is what we are here to discuss - and so much more, such as:
Let’s get started!
Juicing is the process of extracting the juice from fresh fruits and vegetables using a juicer or blender. The juice you get from the whole fruit or vegetable contains most of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals (phytonutrients) found in the food.
If you are wondering if juicing is healthy… it CAN be if you follow the following 3 juicing guidelines:
One of the advantages of drinking fresh veggie juice (versus eating the whole veggie) is that the juice is easier for your body to absorb. This provides you with a plethora of nutrients and gives your digestive system a rest because it doesn’t have to work on the fiber.
But wait - can drinking all this juice be dangerous? Once again… it CAN be if:
Juicing vegetables can be absolutely GREAT for you and help remove toxins from your body, aid digestion, reduce your risk of cancer, boost your immune system and help you lose weight.
Let’s take a closer look at WHY you should juice.
Why only eat one serving of veggies at breakfast when you can EASILY get nearly a day’s worth in one glass?
That is EXACTLY why you must juice veggies! Each cup of green veggie juice may offer:
If an apple a day keeps the doctor away…then a green drink a day puts that doctor out of a job!
Think of each and every glass of green juice as the absolute BEST and highest quality multi vitamin around.
Check out these impressive health perks:
When it comes to choosing a juicer, there are 2 main types to consider:Centrifugal - The most common and popular type of home juicer
Here are a few brands to consider:
Whether you are just starting out or you are an experienced juicer, creating a tasty and enjoyable juice is almost an art form.
Some may find that drinking vegetable juice isn’t palatable, but you can easily balance the strong flavor of greens by mixing in a low fructose fruit, such as lemon.
If you still find the taste too bitter for your liking, add a green apple (which has the lower sugar content of apples). As you get more familiar with the flavor of veggie juice, you can take away these “sweeteners.”
Q. When juicing, what is the foam?
A. The foamy stuff in your juice is a mix of some of the fiber with the juice and is often created when the juicer is spinning too fast (which pushes some of the fiber into the juice as well). It’s SAFE to eat, but if you prefer no foam, use your juicer at a slower speed, clean out the pulp half way through juicing, or skim it off the top.
Q. What is a serving size when juicing?
A. A serving size of juice can be between 8 to 16 ounces.
Q. Do I need to add water?
A. No. But if you prefer to dilute the taste, you can add water or coconut water.
Q. How long is juice good for?
A. Fresh juice should be drunk as soon as possible to receive the MOST nutrients. However, you can store it in an airtight container for up to 72 hours.
Q. Can I make juice the night before I plan on drinking it?
A. Yes, but make sure you store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Q. Can I freeze juice?
A. Yes you can. Fill juice to the top of the container to prevent oxygen and freeze immediately after making it. Thaw in the fridge and consume it within the next 7-10 days.
Q. Should I peel fruits and vegetables before juicing?
A. It depends on the fruit and your preferences. Fruits and veggies with a thicker skin or peel can be peeled, such as limes, lemons and oranges (leave as much of the white part since it has valuable nutrients like vitamin C). ALWAYS use organic produce and wash before juicing.
Pick one or choose them all! These delicious recipes are designed to get your juicing journey started in a healthy and tasty way (one for each day of the week!):
BEST Veggies Juice
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!” - Dr. Seuss
Grab your veggies, because it’s time to go off and get to juicing!
Juicing is a great way to incorporate a variety of vegetables into your diet that will provide your body with an even wider variety of nutrients.
These nutrients will flood your body with the vitamins and minerals your body requires to not only look great, but FEEL great too!
Starting experimenting with the best veggies for juicing so that YOU can discover your “master mix.”
And as always...
Remember, we’re in this TOGETHER!
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