Updated: Dec 23, 2020
This article is all about juicing. Whether you are juicing for general health, juicing for weight loss, or juicing to fight a specific illness, you will find tips here that can help. These tips will help you to select the best tools, the best fruits, the freshest vegetables, and just generally make your juicing experience rewarding.
The best time to fire up your juicer is a half hour before any meal. Drink the fresh juice on an empty stomach. Drinking juice on an empty stomach is helpful to absorb the most nutrients quickly and effectively. Fruit juices should be consumed in the mornings because digestive energy is the lowest in the mornings.
Beware of too much oxalic acid. If you have a history of kidney stones, gout, osteoporosis or rheumatoid arthritis you will aggravate your symptoms. Foods to avoid are spinach, chard, beets and rhubarb. You also have to remember not to combine them, or follow them with foods high in calcium, such as broccoli.
If you find that your juicer becomes oily after juicing citrus fruits such as oranges, limes, lemons and grapefruits you will have to clean the juicer with a mild detergent to get the oily feeling off. This is residue left behind from the citrus must be cleansed well to avoid complications with mold.
If you are trying to start juicing every day to improve your health, remember to drink the juice as soon as you make it. Fresh juice starts to lose its nutritional value as soon as it is made. If you want to make sure you get the fullest benefit possible for your juicing efforts, drink your homemade juice immediately after you extract it.
Don't buy too many fruits and vegetables at a time if you're juicing. You might end up buying much more than you will use, and the extra food will decay and go to waste. Experiment with different amounts to see how much juice you drink a day, so you know how much produce you have to buy in advance.
A great way to make your juicing routine easier is to designate an area on your counter for the process. Make sure everything you need is right there and handy along with your juicing machine. Things you may want near are knives, peelers, a cutting board, and your favorite cup!
If you'd like to add protein supplements to your juice, wait a few days before you start. Your system will be getting used to the juice (which is easy as it's half-way digested by the time it gets to your stomach!) and flushing out toxins, so give it a chance to catch up first.
As we stated in the beginning of this article, our purpose here was to share with you the many aspects of juicing. We hope that the tips we have provided will serve useful on your juicing journey. Remember to start with the right tools, pick the best produce, and over all have fun. You will see the health benefits of juicing before you know it.