It’s been said that juicing is the best way to stay healthy and maintain a balanced diet. But with so many juicers out there, how do you know which one is right for you? I’m here to give some juicing tips for beginners!
In this blog post, we’ll talk about different juicers as well as juicing basics, the benefits of juicing, and what type of fruit or vegetable juices are most popular.
- 1 Juice or Raw?
- 2 Types of Juicers
- 3 Benefits of Juicing
- 4 Fruit juices vs. vegetable juices?
- 5 Juicing Tips for Beginners
- 6 Bonus – Beginners’ Recipe
- 7 Ready for Juicing?
Juice or Raw?
Drinking vegetables and fruits in juice can be healthier than eating them raw. When juicing, you are extracting the juice from fruits and vegetables. This means all their vitamins, minerals, enzymes, plant fibers, water – everything! – is extracted into one easy drinkable form.
When juicing raw produce or drinking a blended smoothie, for example, it still has fiber, so your body can’t extract as many nutrients without chewing up food first.
In other words: juiced veggies have more nutritional value than whole ones because they’re easier to digest and absorb nutrients in.
Types of Juicers
A juicer is a tool that can extract juice from fruits and vegetables. The most common types are centrifugal juicers, which spin the produce at high speed to separate the liquid (juice). Another type of juicer is an auger juicer, where you feed produce into a chute in the top, and it slowly squeezes them to get all their juices.
You might wonder how this differs from other kitchen gadgets like blenders or food processors…
Unlike these appliances, juicers are specifically made to extract as much juice as possible with little waste left over. This means they’re more expensive than your average blender but also easier to clean since juicing doesn’t require any heat, which can damage nutrients.
Benefits of Juicing
Juice is full of live enzymes, vitamins, and minerals– all things our bodies need for optimum health! Juicers help you to get these benefits without juice oxidation or nutrient loss from cooking. Plus, juicing helps your body better absorb other healthy foods through a process called ‘gut loading.’ It’s like getting an extra serving every time you drink your favorite juice blend!
Fruit juices vs. vegetable juices?
Some people might notice that when they drink fresh fruit juices, their stomachs hurt after a while because it has too many natural sugars (I think sugar is high!). Other times, drinking pure fruit juice will leave them hungry and craving sugar because it does not supply the body with enough nutrients. Vegetable juicing is a good way to combat this and might also be more filling overall– so switching from fruit to vegetable juicing is a great next step for beginners!
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Juicing Tips for Beginners
Now that you know what juicers are and the benefits of juicing, here are a few juicing tips for beginners on how to get started with juicing:
1. Start Small
If you’re just starting, it might be best not to dive into juicing all at once. Stick with one or two daily juices (mixed in water) until your body becomes more accustomed to this new way of eating– then increase as desired.
2. Drink Juice Fresh
Juices will lose their nutrients over time so if possible, drink them right after they’ve been made instead of storing them away for later. This also means sticking with cold-pressed juicer types rather than centrifugal models, in which heat is produced before extracting its’ juices.
3. Don’t juice when you’re sick
There are a lot of juicing benefits but juicing while your body is trying to recover from one illness won’t help you get better faster. This advice also applies if you have any food allergies or sensitivities– it might be best to choose another time in the future for juicing so that your stomach can properly heal and adjust before giving juices another try.
4. Juicing is not for Weight Loss
Juicing for health and wellness purposes only. Juicing for weight loss might not be the best idea because juicing removes fiber which can leave you feeling hungry and unsatisfied.
5. Read the Manual
Once you’ve found the right juicer for your home, it’s important to get familiar with the manual. Reading through the instructions will take some time (even if you are familiar with juicers), but it’s key in ensuring you understand how to use your machine.
6. Start with the Basic Recipes
Don’t feel overwhelmed by juicing. You don’t need to start with a complex juice recipe that you have never seen before– try starting with recipes from beginner juicers! These are typically simpler and use only one or two ingredients, so it will be easier for your juicer to extract the juices without complications.
7. Prepare your ingredients
Juicing is quick and easy, but your juicer must have the right ingredients. The juicer can’t extract juice from produce if they’re not peeled, so consider this beforehand!
8. Watch out for pesky seeds
If you have never juiced before or want to make any adjustments in your juicing routine, pay attention to what recipes contain. Some juices have small pieces of fruit, which might include common allergens like citrus fruits with seed particles (which won’t be good for those with sensitivities). Choose other fruit/produce items instead whenever possible.
Bonus – Beginners’ Recipe
If you’re juicing for the first time, try this recipe:
- fresh pineapple (peeled)
- peeled cucumber
- one lemon with peel removed and cut in half
This simple vegetable juice will help detox your body, so it’s great to start out with! You can also add some coconut water or apple cider vinegar if desired– both are good sources of potassium which help balance electrolytes after a workout or on an empty stomach.
Ready for Juicing?
If this post has convinced you that juicing is right for you, then head over to my other blog posts on juicers, tips for beginners, and recipes for delicious healthy drinks today! And don’t worry… I’ve got more juicy content coming soon too 😉