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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.