7 Things You Should Know Before You Start On Your Juicing Diet

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Juicing is good for your Health; you should include juicing as part of your Diet. I’m sure you must have heard of this advice one time or more and you must be tempted to do as told, especially if you are having some kind of a health problem, be it a weak immune system with you falling sick frequently or simply thinking of shedding a few pounds through juicing. If that’s you, then I suppose the most burning question that you would like to ask is: “How should I get started?” Well, you would most likely be given the standard answer and that is: “Just buy some fruits and vegetables that you like and throw them right into the juicer, simple as that” “What? Is that all?” Yes, it’s easy but there’s more to it if you want to get started off right.

 

Here are 7 Tips to help you get started on Juicing in the right way

 

  1. Take on a gradual start

 

Don’t be too anxious and start off juicing all sorts of vegetables and fruits. Instead take a more gradual approach and start off with the fruits and vegetables that you like and then gradually add-on some vegetables that you don’t really fancy in increasing amount. This will allow time for your taste buds to be more accustom to the various tastes and in due time, you would get to like the taste of those vegetables that you don’t used to like previously. Also, it’s best to get started on milder vegetables like carrots, cucumber or celery first before adding in more powerful leafy green vegetables like kale, spinach, broccoli and cabbages which may tend to cause some bowel problems in some people. Also, add one vegetable in small amount at a time so that you would know whether your body can take it or not. If you add a mixture all at one go, it would be difficult to determine the “culprit” should you experience any adverse effects

 

  1. Avoid Consuming Too Many Fruit Juices

 

Fruit juices taste delicious and it is understandable that you would want to juice more fruits than vegetables. However, the sugar content in fruits is high and taking purely or high amount of fruit juices may lead to a sudden surge in your blood sugar level which is not the best thing for your health.

 

  1. Include a Variety of fruits and Vegetables

 

Chances are people tend to stick to their favorites fruits and vegetables but it is advisable that you should include more variety in your juicing diet to reap the maximum benefits. Different fruits or vegetables have different nutritional values and the only way to ensure that you get the best and a more balance intake of nutrition is to vary your choices of the produces that you juices. Try to include a variety from each color group for maximum benefit.

 

  1. Keep Fruits and Vegetables Separate

 

It’s best not to mix fruits and vegetables juices as they require different enzymes for digestion. Combining them together will create bad digestion and in turn affect your absorption of the nutrients. This contradicts your juicing purpose and is not something that you would want. The only exception is apples and carrots which have more of a neutral effect.

 

  1. Drink Your Juices soon After Extraction

 

Always make it a point to drink your extracted juices within 20 minutes of extraction. Juices left to stand unrefrigerated will be exposed to heat and oxygenation resulting in loss of vital nutrients. You can easily tell by looking at the color of juices. Freshly extracted juices have a bright color whereas juices left to stand for some time would appear dull and brownish.

 

  1. Juice Regularly

 

Once you get started on juicing, do it regularly to ensure that you reap the maximum benefits out of it. One way to encourage you to juice regularly is have your juicer always in sight to serves as a good reminder to you to juice. Juicing will do wonders for your overall well being.

 

  1. Last but not least; Get a Good Juicer

 

Find yourself a good juicer to meet your juicing needs. As you would be expecting to juice often, make sure you look for one that is lasting and one that comes with a good warranty period. Also you would want to look for one that is easy to assemble and clean after use as I wouldn’t expect that you would stayed interested should it takes hours for you to clean up the machine after each use.

 

Creating Juice Recipes for Fasting – What You Need to Know

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If you are an experienced juicer or even someone who is looking to heal from a chronic disease or condition with the power of whole foods, you may have heard of juice fasting. Juice fasting is essentially a fast, or period of not eating solid food, in which only fresh fruit and/or vegetable juices (and water) are consumed. Proponents of juice fasting claim they are necessary on occasion to detoxify the body and restore health, and have proposed a variety of juice recipes for fasting that they believe to be especially suited to this purpose. If you are anything like the average person today, you have probably consumed a substantial amount of processed foods at some point in your life, and are likely exposed on an almost daily basis to harmful pollutants in the air you breathe, the water you drink, and even in the fruits and vegetables you eat. Now, your body is definitely able to eliminate many of these harmful substances through the normal channels, but its ability to do so slows with age, and not all of the toxins are easily eliminated. For example, heavy metals are often stored in fat cells, and the industrial byproduct sodium fluoride that finds its way into the water supply often accumulates in bone.

 

The fact that levels of toxic chemicals can build up in your body over time has important implications for your long-term health. Therefore, occasional juice fasts may be beneficial for those who suffer from certain forms of toxicity or who have trouble eliminating certain toxins. Even people who have had a long history of consuming fast food diets would likely benefit. Juice fasts allow your body to focus its energy on elimination of toxins since fresh juices are so easy to digest. In addition, certain vegetables, especially the dark green variety, contain compounds that are known to bind heavy metals and other toxins and thus facilitate their elimination. Commonly juiced fruits and vegetables used in recipes for juice fasting include kale (dark green), cabbage, carrots, celery, spinach, beets, apples, pineapples, and cranberries. Other leafy greens may be incorporated as well. Make sure to use organic produce to the extent possible and the freshest fruits and vegetables you can find, as these will be the most nutritious and contain the least amount of toxins such as pesticides and herbicides. Be sure to use a vegetable wash on any non-organic produce.

 

Here are a couple of simple juice fasting recipes to get you started:

 

Super-Cleanser 1 cucumber 4 celery sticks 3 handfuls of spinach 8 lettuce leaves water Fresh parsley and alfalfa sprouts can be added if more taste and detoxification if desired. Lemon-Ginger Cleanser 1 1-inch slice of fresh ginger root 1 whole lemon 6 carrots, including tops 1 apple water Before undertaking a juice fast, you may want to consult a health professional, as there are a few important pitfalls to be aware of. If you have any nutritional deficiencies, eating disorders, low blood sugar, low blood pressure, diabetes, or are on any prescription medications, this advice is especially true. Depending on the length of the juice fast, temporary side effects such as fatigue, low blood sugar, headaches, dizziness, hunger, diarrhea, and halitosis may occur.

 

If these symptoms become more serious as the juice fast continues, you should end the fast and consult with a qualified health professional immediately. Juice fasting is also not recommended for pregnant or nursing women or before or after surgical procedures, as the body may not cope well with a sudden change in the numbers and types of nutrients it is receiving It is advisable to conduct juice fasts for no longer than 3 days, since certain nutrient deficiencies, especially in calcium and protein, may occur with longer fasting periods. It is important to remember that juice fasting assists your body in reducing the stress of digestion and freeing up energy for elimination, but that all the nutrients your body needs will not be contained in the juices you’re drinking. Therefore, be sure to take it slow, keep it to a short duration, and stop if you are experience significant discomfort or other serious symptoms. If you are considering doing a juice fast, make sure to avoid processed foods, but especially at least seven days before and after the fast. If you find that the juice itself is not enough to sustain you, stick to whole foods as necessary to get you through. With a diet consisting of juicing recipes you can always incorporate whole food when the juice itself is not sustaining you fully.

 

You’ll generally want to consume somewhere between 32 and 64 ounces of fresh juice per day, depending on your body size and metabolism. You’ll be receiving most of the important nutrients your body needs while still cleansing your system. Hopefully, this article has given you some things to think about regarding juice fasting so you can determine if it is right for you. Remember to do your own due diligence ahead of time and go easy on the juice fasting, especially if you are looking to do it for the first time. Additionally, it is never a bad idea to consult a health care professional you trust to get a second opinion before you start.

5 Top Reasons for Better Health Through Juicing!

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Top Reasons for Juicing!

 

 

This article outlines just 5 of the number of reasons why green smoothies can help in providing over all better health including more energy. Each reason is listed in turn and then discussed. The specific reasons that we focus on in this article are: cravings for snack foods, improve your skin, eliminating waste from our body and also help in losing weight. Here I have listed some of the main reasons why juicing benefits can provide better health and more energy. You can check out more of my other articles and books on juicing tips. Let’s look at each in turn and see what benefits are associated with each reason:

 

Reason #1: Loose cravings for snack foods Benefits: The fact that your body will be getting so many of the nutrients it requires you will eventually lose the daily cravings for junk foods such as snacks.

 

Reason #2: Improve your skin. Benefits: By just drinking just one smoothie drink per day it will improve your digestive system, which will in turn will help you to have much better skin.

 

Reason #3: Eliminating waste from our body Benefits: Fruit and vegetables are have tons of fiber which is so important for the elimination of waste from our bodies.

 

Reason #4: Help in losing weight. Benefits: With proper daily exercise and diet incorporating a green smoothie will do wonders for weight loss.

 

Reason #5: Energy. Benefits: People have found after drinking green smoothies daily, they have more steady and reliable energy to carry them through the day.

 

This article has provided an overview of the 5 reasons why juicing benefits provide better health and more energy. For each reason the associated list of benefits has been provided but keep researching and reading to get more tips on some of the best habits for juicing, and the best juicing tips.

 

Drink Your Greens: 10 Top Tips for Juicing Greens and Wheatgrass

 

 

Let’s learn some important green leafy vegetable and wheatgrass juicing tips to get the most from our home juicers. Not all juicers can accommodate green leafy vegetables or wheatgrass, so the first step is choosing the right juicer. For leafy green vegetables, a masticating or triturating (twin gear) juicer is the way to go. These are the only types that can efficiently juice greens. Triturating juicers are very efficient but are also quite expensive. For wheatgrass, the choice is between a masticating juicer, a more expensive triturating (twin gear) juicer or a wheatgrass-only juicer. Wheatgrass-only juicers come in manual and electric models. The manual ones can be relatively inexpensive. So now you are ready to get juicin’!

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Here are our top green leafy vegetable and wheatgrass juicing tips:

 

  1. The most versatile and affordable juicer for both wheatgrass and leafy greens as well as all other fruits and vegetables is the single-gear masticating juicer. However, if you can afford one, a triturating juicer is excellent at extracting every last bit of juice from fruits and vegetables.

 

  1. One of our favorite wheatgrass juicing tips also works with sprouts and some herbs. Wrap a bundle of wheatgrass in a larger green leafy vegetable, such as kale or lettuce. You will find it is easier to feed into the juicer’s chute now that it is in a compact “package.”

 

  1. Wheatgrass juice and green leafy vegetable juice are both very high in chlorophyll. To get the most from your green juices, drink them within half an hour of juicing. Heat and oxidation can damage chlorophyll; you need this in your quest for a healthier you.

 

  1. Wheatgrass is incredibly easy to grow indoors. However, did you know how easy it is to grow leafy green vegetables like lettuce and Swiss chard? Try growing your own organic vegetables for juicing.

 

  1. Clean your juicer as soon as you use it. Wheatgrass and leafy greens can leave difficult-to-remove pieces that get dried onto the inner workings of the juicer, becoming hard to clean.

 

  1. Some of the most important wheatgrass juicing tips are actually wheatgrass growing tips. Cut wheatgrass approximately half an inch from the soil, and allow the grass to re-grow at least once before mixing the roots back into the soil and starting fresh with new seeds.

 

  1. If you don’t like the taste of wheatgrass, try mixing it with carrot juice, bell pepper juice, lemon juice, ginger, or apple juice. It may be palatable when mixed with other juices to mask the flavor.

 

  1. Leafy green vegetable juices are known for giving drinkers a burst of energy. Try kale juice mixed with apple juice, spinach juice and cucumber juice with a little bit of ginger juice to add a punch.

 

  1. If you’re just starting out with green juices, start out slowly. Drink just a very small glass per day until you know how your body reacts to it. Green juices are extremely potent and powerful, and are generally recommended in small doses.

 

  1. If you care about the color of the juice you’re drinking and prefer that it not be brown, try juicing your greens separately from any red or orange juices. If you only mix green juices with other green, yellow or clear juices, your juice will stay a more appealing color.

 

Get more juicing tips below!

 

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