Juicing 101 – Handy Tips

Juicing 101

Getting started

Juicing is a health commitment just like going to the gym. It requires effort at first. It’s when you hit that threshold when you have established a routine and feel the benefit it brings that it becomes easy to stay with this new behaviour. Juicing is much the same.

It can require some effort initially. So it’s important to find a combo that is easy to put together, you can feel the benefits and tastes great.

Once you feel the benefits, it becomes easier to keep going and then the fun starts when you play with new ingredients.

Juicing Tips:

  1. Use fresh, high-quality produce: Fresh, high-quality produce will give you the best-tasting and most nutritious juice. Choose organic produce when possible and be sure to wash your fruits and vegetables thoroughly before juicing.
  2. Mix and match your ingredients: Experiment with different fruits and vegetables to find the combination that you like best. This will keep your juices interesting and provide a range of nutrients.
  3. Drink your juice immediately: Freshly made juice is best consumed immediately after juicing to preserve the nutrients and flavor. If you must store your juice, do so in an airtight container in the fridge for no longer than 24 hours.
  4. Clean your juicer thoroughly: Cleaning your juicer thoroughly after each use will prevent the buildup of bacteria and ensure that your juicer remains in good working condition.
  5. Don’t rely solely on juicing: Juicing can be a healthy addition to your diet, but it should not be the only way you consume fruits and vegetables. Be sure to eat whole fruits and vegetables as well, as they contain valuable fiber that is lost during juicing.

Suggested Juicing Ingredients and their Benefits:

Here are some suggested ingredients for juicing:

  1. Leafy greens: Spinach, kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, and other leafy greens are nutrient-dense and can add vitamins and minerals to your juice.
  2. Citrus fruits: Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes are high in vitamin C and add a refreshing zing to your juice.
  3. Berries: Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries are packed with antioxidants and can add natural sweetness to your juice.
  4. Carrots: Carrots are a good source of beta-carotene, which can help improve eye health and boost the immune system.
  5. Beets: Beets are rich in antioxidants and can help improve circulation and reduce inflammation.
  6. Ginger: Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and can add a spicy kick to your juice.
  7. Apples: Apples are high in fiber and can add natural sweetness to your juice.
  8. Cucumbers: Cucumbers are low in calories and high in water content, which can help hydrate your body and improve digestion.
  9. Pineapple: Pineapple is a good source of vitamin C and can add tropical flavor to your juice.
  10. Turmeric: Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and can add a vibrant yellow color to your juice.
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These are just a few suggested ingredients, but feel free to experiment with different fruits and vegetables to find the combination that you like best. Remember to always wash your produce thoroughly before juicing.

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I am currently in the Portland OR area visit my mom. I was hoping to find some water kefir grains while I am here, so I can each her how to brew before heading back to England. Do you have a resource local to this area where I could get done healthy grains?

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