Juicing is an easy way to get your recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables and their associated vitamins without having to consume large quantities.
Extracting can provide multiple health benefits. You can mix it up when it comes to extracting. Therefore, you can even create your own unique blends that you'll come to love and enjoy.
At the beginning of a juicing program, make juices out of fruits that you already enjoy eating. This will ensure that you enjoy the juice while still receiving some health benefits. If you start extracting fruits you've never tried before, you may not like the juice, and you're unlikely to continue making them, meaning you won't gain any benefits.
Reuse the pulp from your vegetable juices to cut down on waste. You can use vegetable pulp as a base for soups and stews, to add flavor and texture. Also, the pulp can be used as the base for compost, which you can then use in your garden to grow even more fresh vegetables.
If you are juicing greens, try rolling them into a ball first. Using the ball method is much more efficient for your juicer to handle than just trying to send your greens in there in their normal leafy state. Keep extracting quick and efficient for optimum results.
If you are extracting apples, find the sweetest, ripest apples possible. If you only have bruised apples, cut the bruises out. Choose sweeter apple varieties like Red Delicious, Fuji, Rome, and Gala to make the richest and tastiest juices with.
Bananas and papayas do not seem to do well in a juicer. You can still use them with juice, but it is best to stick them in a blender. They are very thick and tend to work better when making fruit smoothies or any type of frozen dessert that you make.
Wheatgrass has many health benefits such as cleansing the lymph system and removing toxic metals from your cells. You can only ingest wheat-grass through juice so juicing can be extremely beneficial. Be careful because wheat-grass does have a very strong taste. It is best to start out a little at a time. Each time you juice, just gradually add a little more.
Always leave your juicer on the counter in plain sight. This will keep you more aware of it and the fact that you need to use it regularly. By having the juicer displayed prominently, you will find it easier to juice every day.
Freshly made juice should be drunk before meals. Drink your juice an hour before a meal for best results. By drinking the juice on an empty stomach, your body will absorb more of the nutrients from the mix. The added benefit is that you will reduce your hunger and, therefore, eat a lighter meal.
When it comes to juicing, one thing that you want to keep in mind is that you will want to make sure that you purchase all of your fruits and vegetables from local farmers markets. Local farmers markets often will have a greater selection and lower prices than normal grocery stores.
When figuring out your recipes and buying produce at the market, remember that approximately one pound of vegetables and fruit will lead to one cup of juice. Softer fruits will yield about as much juice as is equal to their weight as they won't lose much pulp, while harder vegetables will produce a lot of pulp and produce less juice.
Juicing can provide you with many benefits, and is fun, too. As you have now seen, extracting can be very beneficial to your health. To start, try just a few of the ideas that are presented here. You will see positive changes by adding juices into your diet.