Every child can remember the moments they were told to finish their vegetables before they could leave the table. If you’re not a fan of raw fruit, perhaps these juicing tips will help you get those daily servings of fruit.
If you juice dark, leafy greens like spinach, add some cucumber. Dark greens can be bitter if used alone in your juice. Cucumber will freshen your juice and hide unpleasant tastes. It also contains many essential nutrients, especially when the skin of the cucumber is left intact.
When getting more nutrition and becoming healthier are the goals of your juicing endeavors, your best options when it comes to ingredients are greens that include broccoli, chard, kale, parsley and spinach. Shoot for making your juices contain around 50-75% greens, and then throw in some other vegetables and fruits for flavoring. Fruit juice is full of natural sugar and includes less vitamins and nutrients than vegetables.
When it’s time for a snack, replace it with a fresh glass of juice. After you get used to juicing, you will begin to understand what you need to include in the juice to make it substantial and nutritious. Consume the juice separate from your meals, because the nutrients will enter your bloodstream faster that way.
Color should be an important consideration when it comes to juicing. From bright reds to vibrant greens, all the different colored fruits and vegetables have different nutrients and minerals. Not only are different colored fruits and vegetables full of different nutrients, but they all have different tastes.
As soon as you finish juicing for the day, you should quickly and thoroughly clean your juicer and all of its parts. Some juices can also stain the jugs and blades of your juicer if they are not cleaned off immediately.
We all know that we should eat a certain amount of fruits and vegetables everyday to maintain a healthy body and well functioning system. If you are interested in natural, simple ways to incorporate juicing into your daily life, keep reading.