If you are looking for a way to make a powerful difference in how you feel and look, then look no further than juicing. Making your own juice blends at home, gives you the control over what goes into your body and how it tastes. Keep reading for tips on how you can get started.
When you start making your own juices, try adding a vegetable in the mix that you tend to avoid. Vegetables that you do not like alone might end up tasting great to you when mixed in a juice with other flavors. This is a great way to get nutrients you otherwise wouldn’t.
Put all your fruit on one shelf in your refrigerator, preferably the top shelf. This way, nutrition and juicing will be the first thing on your mind when you open your refrigerator every day. You’ll also be able to keep an eye on how fresh the fruit is, and remind yourself to use it before it decays.
Lacking space on your cutting board for all of the ingredients you need for juicing? Try to cut everything in a manner which keeps the actual food “whole”. For example, slice a carrot but don’t pull the pieces apart. You can slice an apple around it’s core and then stand the pieces up so it looks like it wasn’t cut. This will save you space to slice the other items you need without dirtying more dishes.
When you begin to juice, begin with vegetables that you already find palatable. Do not start with only sweet fruits because to get the ultimate benefits of juicing you must include vegetables. Starting with simple vegetables that you enjoy will help you gradually become more familiar with the taste of vegetables in a juice.
It’s best to remove the stems and leaves from fruit and vegetables before you juice them. Some items, like beat tops, can be left in if you so desire. Do some research to find out which leaves are edible, or worth eating nutrition-wise, and which to throw away. Stems could cause damage to your machine, so throw them away regardless of nutritional value.
Juicing is a great way to stock up your fridge but you should bear in mind that, if you don’t take precautions, refrigeration can cause color changes in the juice. The juice will start out with a really bright color then change to brown or grey, something that is not really appealing to the eye. Lemon juice acts as a natural preservative, keeping your juice a bright and inviting color. Lemon juice has the ability to keep the juice fresh without affecting its taste.
Fats are still important while juicing. Nuts and seeds contain not only necessary fats but proteins as well. Blending nuts and seeds with your juices will give the juice extra protein, necessary amino acids which help the immune system and the brain and the good types of fat your body needs.
Now that you know a little bit about juicing, you are on your way to a wild and exciting adventure of taste, nutrition and energy. You will see the difference in how you feel, almost immediately. Just use the information you read here to get started today.