“Eat your vegetables, dear”. Who hasn’t heard that age-old command at the table? If you don’t enjoy eating whole fruits, you will appreciate the following juicing advice.
Cucumber is a great juicing add-on for dark leafy greens. Most leafy greens will have a strong and somewhat unpleasant flavor. Cucumber will not only mask this taste, but adds a refreshing flavor to your drink. Cucumber also contains important nutrients; include the peel for maximum benefit.
If juicing is part of your health regimen, the best ingredients to juice include green veggies like spinach, broccoli, kale, chard and other such vegetables. The goal is to have your juices consist of roughly 50-70% green produce, with other elements added for flavor. Juice made out of greens are much more healthy than fruit juice, which can contains a lot of sugar.
Cleaning your juicer as soon as you are done with it will make the job easier. Certain vegetables and fruits can stain your equipment if you let it sit too long.
Keep your juicer on your counter and in your sight at all times. This will encourage you to use it more. By keeping the juicer easily accessible, you will find it much easier to use daily.
It’s fine to prepare juice to store in the fridge, but you must take care to prevent it from turning a different color. The juice will start out with a really bright color then change to brown or grey, something that is not really appealing to the eye. One solution to the problem is to add a teaspoon or two of lemon juice tot he juice mixture. Since it is only a small amount, the lemon flavor will not overpower your juice, but it will help keep it fresh looking.
When you select a juicer, make sure that the one you choose can be quickly and easily dismantled and cleaned. Time-consuming assembly and clean up can prevent you from juicing regularly. Always clean soon after juicing as your juicer will be easier to clean when the pulp is still moist.
If your bladder is upset, or if you’ve got a urinary tract infection, try juicing cranberries. Start adding them the moment you feel there may be a problem.
You probably want to only juice vegetables if you have diabetes or hypoglycemia; either way, consult with your doctor to see what you should be doing. Blood sugar levels can rise rapidly from the drinking of fruit juice. Keep track of what goes into your juices to make sure you are not exceeding your daily nutritional needs. Vegetables are a great alternative for getting required nutrients without throwing your blood sugar out of whack.
Watch signals from the body when you drink juices. You could drink a juice that doesn’t jive with your system. When you experience bloating or discomfort, isolate certain ingredients to determine which ones need to be eliminated or lessened. Then next time you make the same juice, put in a little less of the new ingredient to let your body get accustomed to it.
Studies have shown that consuming fruits and vegetables can improve health and well-being. If you use the tips you have read here to add healthy juices to your diet, you can expect to see significant benefits for your mental and physical health.