Looking for a way to get a lot more fruits and vegetables into your diet, but not a big fan of either one? Consider juicing as an option. You can cover up the flavors that you don’t really like and still get all the health benefits from it. Use the ideas here, for getting started.
Stick with fruits that have higher water contents. Fruits that have low-water content are much harder to juice; they clog up your juicer and require many more pieces of fruit to make even a small serving of juice. If you insist on using fruits such as avocados or bananas, make sure to blend them first in a blender, and then add them to your juicer with other fruits with a higher water content.
When you’re juicing, don’t try to remove every bit of pulp from your juice. Pulp adds fiber, vitamins, and minerals to your diet. Leaving some in your juice also adds to the flavor and texture of what you are drinking. You can always add a little water if the pulp is too much.
By juicing fruits and vegetables you are basically pre-digesting it so that your stomach will have a far easier time passing the nutrients directly from the juice itself to your cells. This will provide an almost immediate boost to your energy levels, your health, and your overall sense of well being.
If you’d like to sweeten vegetable juice, reach to beets or apples. Apples sweeten everything without adding a strong flavor that can turn you off. Beets are a great sweetener as they ARE vegetables, making them healthy and lower in calories than their fruit counterparts. Carrots are another lower-calorie option, and they keep blood sugar levels balanced, too!
Make sure to let your juicer rest and clean out extra pulp if you are making a large batch of juice, especially when you are using harder fruits. Juicers tend to be expensive, and you do not want to burn your juicer out by overworking it or clogging the juicer.