Juicing and drinking fruits and vegetable juices are very important aspects of health and nutrition for people of all ages.
You don’t need great skills to perform juicing, but there are a lot of things you need to know before you go out and buy a juicer for your family.
Here are six things that you need to know before you start juicing:
1. Get the best juicer you can afford to buy.
The quality and performance of your juicer is important as it determines the quality of your juice.
There are two types of juicers in the market and they are the centrifugal type and the cold press type juicers. Centrifugal juicers are fast, but they destroy the beneficial enzymes of your ingredients. Cold press juicers are a lot slower and more expensive, but they produce better quality juices than centrifugal juicers.
2. Wash your fruits and vegetables before putting them in.
You are juicing for health, and this includes seeing to it that what you are about to ingest are clean aside from being nutritious.
Wash all your fruits and vegetables before putting them into your juicer and make sure you only include what you normally eat.
Juicing is not just about knowing one type of juice and sticking with it forever. There are lots of fruits and vegetables that you can extract juice from, and they can give you a variety of nutrients that help to make you healthy and energized.
4. Do not mix fruit juices and vegetable juices. But since there are some rules have exceptions, you can:
– mix apples and vegetable juices; and
– juice celery and lettuce and mix them with fruit juices.
5. Consume your juice as soon as you have made it.
The enzymes of your fruit or vegetable juice do not last long, for they start to deteriorate a few hours after you made them. You should drink them up as soon as you have made them.
6. Enjoy it.
Juicing is a job that can help to provide you and your family with health, nourishment and energy. Don’t think of it as a chore but a bonding moment for you and your loved ones. Enjoy it and watch your family go, grow and glow with it.