You can easily make juicing part of your healthy diet. Just need to buy your first blender or juicer, doesn’t have to be the most expensive, and some vegetables and fruits and that’s it. It is always hard to eat your daily portion of vegetables if your diet is not healthy to begin with, but juicing can be a first good step to change that, just replace one or two meals with a complete nutritious juice and your diet will change little by little.
If your current diet consists in eating fast food, processed food, products full of sugar and artificial ingredients, replacing one or two meals (or snacks) with a powerful juice will start improving your health. Your body will begin to absorb more nutrients from food and you will stop being tired or sick all the time.
Make Juicing Part of your Healthy Diet
Some people have seen the commercials on television advertising the benefits of juicing. One can buy a blender or food processor and fill it with fruits and vegetables and with the press of a button have their daily recommended intake of fruits and vegetables conveniently in a smoothie-type concoction. Juicing can be an excellent way to get one’s daily vitamins.
Adding vegetables to your juice is a wonderful idea for getting more nutrients. Any type of leafy green is going to give you a stronger flavor; a little bit of kale for example might bring a strong flavor to your juice. If you want to mask the taste of the veggies, try using cucumbers. You don’t even need to peel them before putting them through your juicer, and they won’t overpower the taste.
Bananas and papayas do not seem to do well in a juicer. You can still use them with juice, but it is best to stick them in a blender. They are very thick, and tend to work better when making fruit smoothies or any type of frozen dessert that you make. That is really one of the advantages of modern blenders used for juicing, you can now add some other fruits and vegetables that were impossible to juiced before.
Mix leafy green vegetables with something sweet. Leafy vegetables have a strong taste and may be too much for you to start with, on their own. Luckily, juicing is a great chance to mix your foods; so, temper that strong vegetable taste with something sweeter like apples (my advice is to remove the skin first, but try it out first just in case you like the foamy result) or carrots. Plain water might work as well.
Are you diabetic? Juicing can still be for you! You can juice so many different items that you’ll always be able to have a selection that does not contain too many carbohydrates or a large dose of sugar. You can also include milk or yogurt in your drink to up your dairy intake.
To lose weight quickly but healthfully, try juicing. Simply replace one to two meals per day with fresh green juice. There are countless recipes available online, but you can make your own by mixing a green leafy vegetable with one or two fruits. You will be getting more vitamins and minerals than the average American, but fewer calories.
Juicing may not be for everyone but it is not a difficult hobby to become a part of. With one simple purchase of a blender or a food processor, anyone can become a juicing expert. The health benefits and the convenience of being able to juice any foods you want don’t require anything except the willingness to push a button on a food processor.