Raw Food Juicing Basics Get Started Juicing

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RAW FOOD JUICING BASICS GET STARTED JUICING

Raw Food Juicing Basics Get Started Juicing

RAW FOOD JUICING BASICS GET STARTED JUICING

Raw Food Juicing Basics Get Started Juicing. Standard American Diet-SAD lacks fruits & vegetables. Low calorie juices for nutrition on the go & weight loss.

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THE FIRST QUESTION YOU MAY HAVE IS WHY IS JUICING GOOD FOR ME. HERE ARE 10 REASONS WHY DRINKING RAW, COLD-PRESSED JUICE IS GOOD FOR YOU…

  1. Juicing raw fruits and vegetables delivers a high concentration of nutrients.  In the form of vitamins, minerals, active enzymes, and plant polyphenols.
  2. Nutrition in the form of cold-pressed or fresh-pressed juice is easily absorbed by the body.  In the form of vitamins, minerals, active enzymes, and plant polyphenols.
  3. Our Standard American Diet or SAD is sorely lacking in enough fruits and vegetables. Drinking raw, cold-pressed juices is a great way to get more fruits and vegetables on the go.
  4. Juicing raw fruits and vegetables and drinking cold-pressed or fresh-pressed juices boosts your energy level. Thanks to the enzymes contained in raw fruits and vegetables. Especially when you eliminate gluten, dairy, and refined sugar from you diet.
  5. Juicing can promote weight loss. When you substitute a raw, cold-pressed or fresh-pressed juice for a high calorie meal.  Especially a ‘filler’ meal. Or fast food meal that stuffs you. And is high in calories. But low in nutrition. Especially when your juice is vegetable based.
  6. Drinking cold-pressed or fresh-pressed raw juices gives your digestive track a break.  Since nutrients are delivered straight to your system without pulp or fiber, your body absorbs them readily. Verses the work it takes your body to digest a solid meal.
  7. Two cold-pressed or fresh-pressed juices made from raw fruits and vegetables equals one meal. Drink one 16 ounce or 2 cup serving then have a second 16 ounce or 2 cup serving about 2 hours later.
  8. Consuming a colorful variety of fresh fruits and vegetables daily, boost your immune system. By delivering antioxidants to your body. Which help ward off diseases like cancer.
  9. Juicing gives you the ‘glow’. It makes your skin, hair, and nails healthier and makes your eyes brighter.
  10. Raw, cold-pressed or fresh-pressed juices are easy to make and taste great!
    Raw Food Juicing Basics Get Started Juicing
    THE SECOND QUESTION MAY BE WHICH JUICER TO BUY.

If you’re new to juicing. And not sure you want to invest in a juicer, you can use a blender. Blend juicing ingredients to a puree. Then run mix through a fine mesh screen over a glass bowl. Or use a nut milk bag to strain the juice. This takes longer to do. And can get messy.

A Nutri Ninja Professional 1000 watts Personal Blender works well. And is great for making smoothies, too.

Centrifugal juicers are less expensive. But usually trickier to clean than more expensive juicers. This model is fairly easy to clean…

Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor

Masticating juicers do the best job.  They are easy to use. And easy to clean. So they are perfect if you’re juicing everyday. Below is the one I use…

Omega Chrome-Heavy Duty Masticating Juicer

While pricier, this models seems to be the most popular with juicers. It’s upright. So it takes up less counter space than the Omega juicer. It has a 1200 watt motor. With a puree disc for waste-free juicing of soft fruits and vegetables like berries and bananas. It also has an electronic 5 speed dial. This maximizes juice yields from soft fruits and leafy greens to hard fruits and vegetables. The 3 inch wide feed tube, allows you to process whole fruits and vegetables. And the heavy grade die-cast metal body is easy to wipe clean.

Breville Juice Fountain Duo Dual Disc Juicer
Raw Food Juicing Basics Get Started Juicing

JUICING TIPS

  • Make sure you love juice. And will use your juicer often. Before investing hundreds of dollars in a high-end juicer.
  • While juicing, alternate soft and hard produce for greater juice yields.
  • Juice fruits with small seeds like raspberries and blackberries last, they tend to clog the screen.
  • If you don’t have a top of the line juicer, blend soft fruits and vegetables like bananas, avocados, and tomatoes in a blender. Then add to finished juice.
  • Stick cold-pressed juice in freezer while you clean your juicer. Then enjoy your chilled juice. Or serve your fresh-pressed juice over ice.
  • If you’re new to juicing, start with recipes containing more fruit verses vegetables. Work up to making and drinking green juices.
  • As you become a seasoned juicer try to make juices that contain more vegetables than fruit.
  • Start by using tried and true juicing recipes before trying to coming up with your own juice recipes.

CREATING YOUR OWN JUICING RECIPES

When creating juices, keep color in mind. You don’t want a muddy brown juice. Pick a color first…red, orange, yellow, purple, or green. Then choose compatibly colored fruits and vegetables. Some foods like ginger, lemon, cucumber, yellow squash, celery, etc., are neutral and won’t color juice. Also, keep taste in mind. What combination of fruits and vegetables will taste good. Try putting the focus on fresh vegetables. Adding just enough fruit to make the juice taste good. Also, add one or two things for flavor. Choose from: lemon juice,  lime juice, 1″ chunk of fresh ginger root, fresh herbs: mint, Italian flat-leaf parsley, lemon grass, holy basil, fennel, etc.

Keep in mind that fruit contains a lot of natural sugar. And even some vegetables like carrots and beets. Over time develop the habit of using more vegetables than fruit in your juices. Add fruit, carrots, and beets sparingly. You’re removing all the fiber. Along with all the nutrients, the natural sugar in the juice goes right to your bloodstream. If you don’t exercise, juicing can add too much natural sugar to your daily diet. This natural sugar may get stored as fat if you’re not physically active.  Juicing is not recommended, if you have high blood sugar, insulin resistance, or type I or type II diabetes. Consult your physician first.

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