The Beginner’s Guide To Juicing
If you are reading this, you are new to juicing. You have heard about I am sure, who hasn’t? This isn’t a new or passing fad. According to nutrition guidelines you should need 6 to 8 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. You are thinking, are you kidding me?
No ,I couldn’t be more serious and the sooner the better. Juicing is a great way to get plenty of vegetables and fruit quickly. I know I can’t sit and eat that many servings in a day. Most of us don’t even come close. The other thing to consider is you are probably eating the same varieties over and over.
You need to expand your variety of these foods because eating the same foods repetitively can lead to food allergies. Juicing fixes this problem by letting you drink small amounts of a lot of different fruits and vegetables during the course of your day.
Benefits Of Juicing
We all know we need vegetables but do we know why exactly? One answer is the beating our bodies have taken over the years due to Processed Food. It is really hurting our Digestive Systems, we weren’t meant to have it. Fresh juice is very easy to digest and even improves digestion. Most report feeling an energy surge in as little as 20 minutes.
Other benefits include:
- Promotes Weight Loss
- Balances Your PH Levels
- Revitalizes Immune System
- Makes You Smarter
- Lowers Cholesterol
I first discovered juicing from working at a juice bar. Honestly, there aren’t many jobs I haven’t done. I had never had it and was surprised at how good it was. You couldn’t stop me as a swallowed cup after cup. Big mistake if you are new to juicing. It is advised you start slowly as any dietary change can affect your body, even when it’s healthy. Start with one cup a day and build over time.
How Juicing Is Different From Smoothies
The difference between Juicing and Smoothies is the pulp. Juicing separates the pulp from the juice, blending, as in Smoothies does not. There are benefits to both. The pulp in blending contains Insoluble Fiber which helps keep you regular.
Juice contains Soluble Fiber which absorbs Digestive Bile created by cholesterol. Therefore, it reduces Cholesterol and regulates Blood Sugar. Very helpful for Diabetics.
Using a juicer is your best way to go even though they tend to be a little pricey. However, you can use a blender by straining it. Keep in mind it oxidizes quicker when you blend it because of the heat. Oxidation causes some of the nutrients to disappear. When using a juicer it will last up to 72 hours.
Always try to use green vegetables and balance it with sweet selections like Apple, Carrot, and Beet. I love ginger in mine. Ginger has a kick to it and is so good for your tummy. Some mild choices to start with are Spinach, Celery, and Cucumber.
Remember your body needs the right amount of fruits and vegetables daily for overall health. Start slowly with milder vegetables and one juice a day.
I guarantee you will see amazing results and pretty quickly too. For recipes and combinations check out juicerecipes.com