Common Juicing Mistakes To Avoid
Juicing is a great way to get the vitamins and minerals that you need for your body to remain healthy and strong. Nearly any fruit or vegetable can be juiced to create combinations that are much more pleasing to the palate than when the items are consumed alone. When using your juicer to turn fresh fruits and vegetables into nutritious raw juice, there are some things that you should keep in mind to avoid making the most common juicing mistakes.
Mistake 1 – Drinking Juice On A Full Stomach
When drinking raw juice for its nutritional properties, it is best to drink the juice while your stomach is empty. It is recommended that you drink your raw juice at least 20 minutes before consuming a meal or 2 hours after a meal to get the most benefits from the juice. Drinking juice on an empty stomach allows the vitamins and minerals in the juice to go straight to your bloodstream. If there is a meal already in your stomach, your body will be prevented from quickly absorbing the nutrients from the juice and you may experience digestive issues.
Mistake 2 – Waiting To Drink Your Juice
Raw juice is most healthful when it is consumed immediately after juicing. The live enzymes in your freshly made raw juice begin to degrade as soon as the juice is exposed to air. As the enzymes degrade, the juice loses its nutrition content. You should only juice the amount that is going to be drunk at that particular time and drink the juice within 15 minutes of juicing. If you must prepare juice in advance, it should be stored in an airtight container filled to the top with no air gap for no more than 36 hours. It is also important to keep your juice refrigerated at all times before consuming because as soon as the juice becomes warm, bacteria can begin to grow that could be harmful.
Apple Crisp Juice Recipe
Apples – 3 medium
Celery – 1 stalk, large
Oranges (peeled) – 1 fruit
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.