Most people have memories of being told to eat their vegetables. If the idea of consuming multiple servings of whole fruit leaves you with cold feet, you will love the juicing tips and tricks that you are about to read.
Use a single gear juicer that “chews” fruits and vegetables to extract the juice. These juicers have a more gentle method of extracting juice, which helps the liquid maintain more of its nutrients. Juice from masticating juicers also last longer in storage.
To make a healthy juice you should select a vegetable that is dark green in color for the base. Your goal should be for the juice to approximately somewhere around 50-75% of the broccoli, spinach, or other in order maximize the health benefits. The other 25-50% should be made up of your favorite fruits in order to better the taste.
Only use the sweetest and ripest apples for your apple juice. If your apple is bruised, cut the bruise off. Certain types of apples, such as those that are sweeter in taste, tend to make the richest, most flavorful juices. These apples include Gala, Fuji, Red Delicious, and Rome apples.
Drink your fresh juice slowly and appreciate the subtle nuances. Take some time to notice how good the flavors taste. Start digestion in your mouth by mixing with your saliva.
You should juice vegetables if your kids simply do not like the taste or the look of them. There are lots of kids who aren’t crazy about vegetables. In order to keep children eating their vegetables, secretly add them into the juicer with the fruits to make a discreet and tasty drink.
If you do not want your juice to contain pulp, you can eliminate it by using a coffee filter. Some juices will be pulpy when you finish them. A coffee filter can get rid of most of the pulp.
When juice sits in the refrigerator for a few days it changes into unappetizing colors. Darker juices are not very appealing, but you can prevent this from happening. Try juicing half a lemon into the juice you plan to store. The lemon won’t change the flavor all that much, but will preserve the look of the juice.
When purchasing a juicer, chose one that is easy to dismantle and clean. If you need twenty minutes or more to assemble your juicer, make your juice and then clean up, you will quickly tire of the process. Clean the juicer as soon as you are done using it to reduce the time you have spend cleaning.
Fruits and vegetables offer well established health benefits. Beyond improving your health they also improve the mind and give the body energy. This article should arm you with information to make juicing an important part of your life. Start today. You will look better, feel better and live better.