Thousands of people enjoy juicing as a lifestyle and some enjoy the benefits because they are juicing for health. Either way, juicing has established a strong foothold in our food culture. Adding fresh juices to your diet has been known to lower the risks of acquiring curable diseases and with the right equipment, juicing can also be quick and fun. Remember, it may not be for everyone every day, so develop an easy habit at first. Just be consistent.
What Kinds of Juices Can I Make That Won’t Get Boring?
There are several very specific combinations that can be made daily to help combat the symptoms of disease and eventually help restore damaged cells. Beets are particularly good because they are known to help purify the blood and reduce the risk of heart health challenges. Actually, beets contain several really important compounds that can enhance health. They are a great source of nitrates, which have been shown to boost exercise performance.
Tomato based juices are also fun, especially when tomatoes are in season. They add a delicious flavor and can be crafted into sweet juice combinations or made into savory juice combinations. They are very juicy, so these fruits (commonly mistaken for vegetables) are great additions to juicing recipes when in season.
Juicing greens that contain high amounts of minerals have been known to provide dense sources of calcium and magnesium – essential to maintain healthy bones and teeth and organs. Juicing roots including turmeric, ginger, carrots and beets contain abundant nutrients that have been known to reduce inflammation and improve blood circulation. Juicing citrus fruits that are known to be antibacterial and anti-fungal and contain abundant amounts of vitamins including vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K, which are essential to keeping the immune system fortified.
Take a stroll on the internet to find different recipes that will give you great ideas for different juice combinations that suit your nutritional needs. After making a few juices during the first week, preferences will begin to emerge and customizing recipes then becomes easy. Balancing the intake of green juices to fruit juices can be tricky, just remember fruits are higher in fruit sugars than vegetables. More sugar means more calories so it is generally recommended to consume more vegetable juices than fruit juices.
What About Variety?
Take advantage of the seasonal harvest to get a variety of fruits and vegetables. Each season ushers in new fruits and vegetables that contain nutrients that benefit a healthy body. Eating locally grown foods are also nutritionally beneficial, especially if the produce is organically grown. You’ll also avoid consuming pesticides and GMO’s and get the best quality juice, if you make it at home and always buy and juice organic produce at your neighborhood market, at the closest farmer’s market or join a local community supported agriculture group (CSA).
Knowing the basics of juicing provides a more solid understanding of the health benefits possible and can be empowering to newbies to create a new healthy habit for the long haul. Good information, the right tools, and a healthy attitude about a new healthy habit, are just the things you need to feel good about the gift you’re giving your body each day. Juicing has become very mainstream and is easy to acquire. It is also a great, economical way to increase your mineral intake with food that supports good heath over time.