If you are new to juicing, you will have a ton of questions — What are the benefits of juicing, which is the healthiest juice, which are the best vegetables to juice, and, what’s the difference between juicing vs blending?
In this section, I will answer these questions and more. I will share with you what I’ve learned over the past few years.
Which is the best juicer to buy? Well, the most important thing is to find the best fruit and vegetable juicer for your needs and your pocket.
Here, I’ll take you through some of the top rated juicers and help you find the best juicer on the market for you.
These are some of my favorite and healthiest juice recipes to help you start making juice at home.
If you want to enjoy the benefits of juicing and improve your health, pick your favorite recipe and start enjoying the benefits of juicing today.
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So whether you want to start juicing for health, or try juicing for weight loss — check out the stuff I’ve put together for you:
Articles About Juicing
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Healthy Juice Recipes
My best juicing recipes, tried and tested healthy juice recipes by yours truly.
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I’ll show you how to start juicing by sharing with you all you need to know to begin juicing today and enjoy the benefits of juicing.
Juice for health. Juice for life.
And remember, if you won’t eat it, drink it!
Juicing can be beneficial in many ways and here are a few:
Green juice is a fresh juice made out of raw leafy greens, vegetables, and fruits that are mostly green in color. This drink is packed with nutrients and vitamins your body needs. Green juices are amongst the healthiest of juices.
Here is a tasty green juice recipe: Queen of Green
The most beneficial juicing recipes are the ones that have a mixture of leafy greens, vegetables and a small amount of fruit. The higher the amount of leafy greens and vegetables the healthier it is. You can find some great juice recipes here: Healthy Juice Recipes
Fruits have natural sugars in them which will give you energy. So adding some fruit in your juice will give you a boost of energy.
Any juice recipe with beets in it will give you a great boost of energy but will also help you increase stamina. Beets will give you the kick you need to get you going and keeps you going, and it has been gaining popularity with runners and athletes.
A great recipe with beets is Drop That Beet
Fruits and vegetables should be cleaned before juicing. We need to get rid of the pesticides, waxes and harmful bacteria found on produce as best we can. Even if the produce is organic, there is still dirt on them. Here is how to clean different types of fruits and vegetables:
Soak leafy greens in a bowl with water for a couple of minutes. Then rinse in a colander under running water while gently rubbing each leaf with your hands.
Hard Fruits and Vegetables
For hard fruits and vegetables like apples, carrots, and cucumbers, use a brush and scrub produce well under running water.
Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and anything with lots of nooks should be soaked in a bowl with water for 5 minutes and then rinsed under running water.
Put small fruits like grapes and berries in a colander and rinse under running water while gently rubbing with your fingers.
It’s always best to clean your fruits and vegetables right before using them. Washing them before storing will cause them to spoil quicker.
Do not use detergents and soaps to clean your fruits and vegetables, unless these are specifically made for the cleaning of produce. Making your own cleaning agent is easy using a spray bottle, 2 cups of water and 1 cup of vinegar. Mix the water and vinegar in the spray bottle and just spray on produce right before washing them. Vinegar kills most of the bacteria and germs.
Apples are amongst the healthiest fruit and are beneficial when juiced with other vegetables as a sweetener. This is only the case with fresh juice made with a juicer and store-bought juices should be avoided completely.
Make sure you are not drinking apple juice excessively as it’s high in calories and high in sugar.
1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice contains around 27g of carbs.
Masticating juicers and centrifugal juicers operate in entirely different ways. These two types of juicers will give you a different juice quality, a different amount of yield, different tasting juices, and different types of prep and juicing time.
For a better understanding on this subject, check out my article Slow Juicer vs Fast Juicer
The number of calories in juice will vary from one juice to another. 1 cup of green juice contains around 60 calories depending on the ingredients in your juice. You can accurately calculate the number of calories in your juice using a calorie calculator.
This is a very helpful calculator from JuiceRecipes.com: Recipe Builder
Movies and documentaries about juicing are eye-opening and insightful. If you are looking for inspiration and motivation to turn your life around and start working on having a healthy body, you should consider watching the following:
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
Super Juice Me
The Joy of Juicing
1 cup of freshly made apple juice contains around 117 calories.
A healthy green juice recipe includes an abundance of leafy greens, green vegetables and some pieces of fruit just like this one: Queen of Green
Juicing is healthy and beneficial is a lot of ways. Juicing extracts nutrients, vitamins and minerals out of fruits and vegetables and makes it easier and quicker for your body to absorb. Long term, eating whole fruits and vegetables is still essential even when juicing.
For more about the subject take a look at: What is Juicing?
There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Fresh juice contains soluble fibre but juicing takes away most of the insoluble (solid) fiber of fruits and vegetables. Does this mean that juicing is stripping away precious nutrients from fruits and vegetables? No, not really! In fact, juicing is a good way of increasing the amounts of healthy nutrients in your diet.
Sean Carey could not have explained the relationship between juicing and fiber any better in his article Juicing & The Fiber Freakout