How To Get Started With Juicing
There are many people that are interested in juicing but are unsure of how to begin. The prices of juicers are high enough for many people to be cautious to only buy one if they truly intend to use it. Most people are also unfamiliar with the flavor of juiced vegetables and assume that they will taste the same juiced as they do raw, which might scare them away from trying some juicing recipes. Fortunately, it is pretty easy to get started with juicing by following a few simple tips.
With juicing, you can consume more vegetables than you would normally and expand the variety of vegetables that you eat. It is best to start out juicing vegetables that have a milder taste as it will help you get used to the taste of fresh vegetable juice quicker. Some good vegetables for beginning juicers are celery, cucumbers, carrots, and beets. If the taste of the vegetable juice is too strong or bitter, you can add an apple to the vegetables you are juicing to sweeten the taste of the juice in a natural way.
Consuming Your Juice
Juices made from fresh fruits and vegetables are very perishable so it is best to drink all of your juice immediately after it is made. The juice that you make should be consumed 20 minutes before a meal or 2 hours after a meal to allow the juice to fully digest. If you must store your juice for any length of time, store it in a lidded airtight container filled to the top. Trapped oxygen will oxidize the juice and degrade its nutritional content.
Juicing For Health
There are many juicing recipes available that are geared towards specific health benefits, such as reducing muscle pain or improving cardiovascular health. While juicing should not be used in place proper medical care, it can relieve the symptoms of a wide variety of conditions. Before beginning a juicing regimen aimed at improving your health, you should consult with your physician, especially if you are taking any medications on a regular basis. Some medications cannot be taken with certain vegetables and it is important to know this before consuming juice made from these vegetables.
Romaine-Apple-Orange Juice Recipe
Apples (granny smith) – 2 medium
Celery – 2 stalk, large
Cucumber – 1/2 cucumber
Lettuce (romaine) – 2 cup
Orange – 1 fruit peeled
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.