If you’ve thought about trying fresh juicing, you may be a bit worried about how time consuming it can be. Yes it does take some extra time over buying fresh juice from a market, but still much less expensive than going to a juice bar. It’s not very difficult to do, and the time spent on it will bring you huge health advantages.
Juicing can be used as part of a weight loss or body detox program.
Here are some tips to help get you started:
Buy A Masticating Juicer
These type of juicers are not as hard on the fruits and vegetables as the centrifugal types. It processes them slower and will not destroy the nutrients. This type of juice from a masticating juicer stores easily and is more stable.
For juicing only citrus fruits, I recommend buying a juicer that is designed specifically for citrus. Juicers have trouble processing the pith (the spongy tissue) in citrus fruit. In addition, juicers that have a lot of metal parts and surfaces can become corroded after constant exposure to the acid from citrus fruits.
Brush Your Teeth Soon After Drinking Fresh Fruit Juice.
Fresh fruit juice is pretty high in sugar. It also contains acids that can degrade your tooth enamel. The more time that these naturally occurring acids sugars are in your mouth, the more damage to the tooth enamel con occur, so be sure to brush soon after.
The best way to store your home made juice in a sold colored container that is air tight and non transparent so light can not get it, as light can degrade the nutrients.
Also, make sure the container is filled to the very top so there is very little or no air space between the top juice level and container top.
If you can’t fill the container to the top with juice, add some filtered water so that it comes to the top of the container and voices out any air space. Please note that fresh juice should be stored no more than 24 hours before nutrients start to degrade. It will still be good after 24 hours, but you are losing some of the abundant nutrient density that fresh juicing offers.
A better way to store juices so that the nutrients don’t degrade is to purchase a vacuum sealer. They’re not to expensive nowadays, and because it’s so critical that you get the most nutrients out of your juice, making an investment in a vacuum sealer is not a bad idea,
Once you have one, it will allow you to keep some of your fresh juice for later, and at the same time, enables the juice to retain it’s nutrients. Remember, it’s always most beneficial to drink your juice right after processing it, but if you have some left over or can’t drink it right away, the vacuum sealer is the perfect idea.
But it’s best to always drink your juice right away after you have put it through the juicer! Do not make a large amount of juice to store. Right after juicing is when the juice is most potent and has the most nutritional value. Get to the juice and drink it as soon as possible.
Mix Your Green Vegetables With Fruit
Leafy vegetables have a bold and sometimes bitter taste. If you’re new to juicing. then vegetables only may be too overwhelming to start with. The good thing is that juicing gives os the opportunity to mix foods. So you can offset a strong, bitter vegetable taste with a sweet fruit.
For example, I like mixing carrots and oranges into a single juice. I don’t like the taste of carrot juice alone, but when mixed with oranges, it goes down real easy!
Add Essential Fatty Acids
While juicing add some flaxseed oil. This type of oil, as well as different types of fish oil, are loaded with Omega fatty acids. Known as the “good fats” EFA’s (essential fatty acids) help regulate metabolism.
When you increase the number of natural vitamins and nutrients you take in by juicing on a regular basis, please be ready to go through a detoxification phase. When you have a regular diet that is made up of a lot of processed foods, your body goes through an adjustment time when it’s all of a sudden faced with dealing with a massive influx of wholesome nutrients.
Detoxing of the colon is pretty simple by juicing. Both lemons and apples are really good choices to include in a detox recipe. They’re known to help flush out the colon. Other good detox fruits an vegetables for juicing include but are not limited to ginger, carrots, celery, ginger, and beets.
Really just about any juice you make with a juicer will aid in helping your body to heal itself, so you can use pretty much any fruits or vegetables you like the taste of.
Always check with your doctor before going into a detox juice diet.
Juicing For Weight Loss
A juice fast is advantageous because you’ll get the benefits of nutrient infusion without putting on extra pounds (of course with being wary at the same time of the amount of calories you are taking in). If you like fruits and vegetables, then juicing can be like a nice little dessert, but the advantages of juicing go well past the taste.
Juicing will increase your metabolism and therefore speeding up weight loss, remove toxins from your body, and give a healthy shock your immune system, helping it to more easily fight off illness.
It’s always a better idea that you juice with vegetables more than fruits. Although fruit juices taste better and go down easier, they do have much higher sugar content than more vegetables do.
Main Take Away From This Blog Post
Once you’ve learned a little about juicing, you’ll find that making a juice combination you like is pretty simple. Becoming a lifelong juicer can help you to live a healthier, longer life, help you lose body fat. and gives you a whole gamut of tasty drinks to enjoy. If you follow the advice in this article, you’ll find yourself mastering juicing, in no time.
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