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Getting The Most Nutrition Out Of Your Juice

salsa juiceJuicing is a delicious and nutritious way to get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. Juicing is good for consuming food items that you may not like when eaten raw or cooked in a particular way. Because you can combine many different flavors in your juice creations, they are bound to be much more palatable than having the fruits and vegetables by themselves. Here are some things that you should keep in mind when juicing to get the most nutrition out of your juice.

Drink Your Juice Quickly

When juicing fresh fruits and vegetables, the juice created should be consumed soon after it is made. When juice from raw foods is exposed to air, it begins to degrade and lose its nutritional content. It is recommended that fresh juice be consumed within 15 minutes of making it. Juice that must be stored should be kept in an airtight container filled to the brim to remove as much air as possible and refrigerated until you are ready to consume it.

Leave In Some Pulp

It is best to leave your juice a little chunky with pulp when you make it. The pulp that is in the juice will provide your body with fiber and other nutrients that your body needs. On the other hand, straining all of the pulp out of the juice reduces its nutritional content by a significant amount. While you do not have to be able to chew your juice, you should at least be able to feel that the consistency is a little thick in your mouth. If you are not used to drinking juice full of pulp, slowly work your way up with each batch of juice that you make being slightly thicker than the last.

Fresh Salsa Juice Recipe

Ingredients

Cayenne Pepper (spice) – 1 dash
Celery – 1 stalk, large
Cilantro – 1 handful
Garlic – 1 clove 3g
Onion (spring/scallion) – 1 medium
Pepper (sweet green) – 1 medium
Salt – 1 dash
Tomato – 1 cup cherry tomatoes

Directions

Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

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