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More People Opting To Explore Juicing

lean and green juiceSales of home juicers are surging as more consumers try to get healthy by drinking their fruits and vegetables. Kimberly Egan, a 55-year-old Oakland, California resident is one of them. Ms. Egan said, “I needed balance. I know that I should have five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, and there was no way that was happening in my life.” Now, she says, “I feel like the juice is super-nourishing my body.” She is not alone.

More Americans are buying juicers hoping to slim down, detoxify or just be healthier. Some people choose to do a diet composed of solely fruit and vegetable juice for a few days to start a weight loss regimen or make a lifestyle change. A high-quality juicer is an investment, often costing somewhere between $150 and $600. U.S. sales of the devices hit $215 million for the year ended in November, an increase of 71% over the year before.

Juicing can boost your fresh-produce consumption in a time-efficient, taste bud-friendly way. Juicing them is certainly easier than peeling, chopping and preparing them for cooking. When juicing, you must be careful to not lose the nutrients that you need. Nutritionists caution that juicing can give you a higher quota of some nutrients, but not necessarily all of them

Adding a serving of juice to a regular diet can be very beneficial to your health. People that do not like the taste of vegetables may be able to offset the taste in juice by adding an apple or some other sweet fruit. Many juicing recipes contain deep orange and leafy green vegetables that are often lacking in many diets. You need to start with fresh, clean produce in a very clean juicer and juice one serving at a time to reduce the risk of food-borne illnesses.

Lean & Green Juicing Recipe

1 green apple
2 cucumbers
2 Carrots
5 stalks of celery
5 stalks of kale
2 handfuls of spinach
1 lemon
1 inch ginger knob

Add ingredients to your juicer according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Drink and enjoy promptly.

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