I love juicing! It is the best way to get in a lot of veggies & fruits. It is also a great natural way to get a boost of energy.
When it comes to juicing, it’s a good idea to make juices with more vegetables than fruits. Because fruits are sweet, delicious and easy to eat, we tend to eat a lot of fruits, but we never get enough vegetables.
It’s important to remember that juicing is not a substitute for eating fresh fruits and vegetables because juicing machines separate the juice from the fiber-containing pulp. Fiber plays a vital role in good health so in addition to fresh juice, make sure to include whole fruits and vegetables to ensure adequate fiber intake.
Make or buy
Juicing can be tedious, but best if homemade over store bought. Fruits and vegetables can also be blended to ensure not all fiber has been lost.
Natural juices don’t stay long, make sure to juice only what you will drink right away. The longer they sit around in the refrigerator the more sugary they become. Make sure to keep juices always sealed to prevent bacterial contamination.
On an average day, it’s hard to get in 3-5 different types of vegetables, especially the dark green vegetables. It is best to juice darker green vegetables and also beets because they are low in calories and rich in antioxidants.
Always opt for natural sugars over artificial sugars. Juices with one or two fruits tend to be lower in sugar and are much healthier.
Fruits naturally are high in sugars. When juicing, try to make juices that have one or two fruits in them. Also vitamin C fruits such as oranges, pineapple, cranberries help to absorb minerals and vitamins in darker green vegetables.
Using herbs such as turmeric, ginger, parsley, mint and more are a great way to add more flavors and healing to your juices.