Juicing: How To Drink Your Way To A Healthier Diet

The benefits of juicing have been proven over and over again. The concentrated nutrition available from making your own juice, can out perform many multi-vitamins and supplements. This article will give you tips on how you can successfully make your own juice at home for better health.

Add cucumber to dark leafy greens. Many dark, leafy greens taste very strong when raw. Cucumber will freshen your juice and hide unpleasant tastes. Cucumber is also full of important nutrients, especially if you use the unpeeled vegetable.

If you are diabetes or otherwise sensitive to sugar in your diet, be careful with juicing. Many fruit juices will be very high in sugar, resulting in a spike in your blood sugar levels, especially if you drink juice on an empty stomach. Try diluting your juices with water to reduce this issue.

Drink your juice on an empty stomach, such as first thing in the morning or about half an hour before a meal. This allows your system to better absorb the nutrients in your juice, without the interference of other foods. Juice drunk on an empty stomach can enter your system in as quickly as thirty minutes.

At the beginning of a juicing program, make juices out of fruits that you already enjoy eating. This will ensure that you enjoy the juice while still receiving some health benefits. If you start juicing using fruits you’ve never tried before, you may not like the juice and you’re unlikely to continue making them, meaning you won’t gain any benefits.

Before juicing, find out what items you need to peel and what you can leave whole. Citrus fruits generally need to have the peel removed before juicing. Be careful however when peeling, the white area immediately underneath the peel is fine to juice and it is where MOST of the nutrients are.

Be aware that wheat-grass is actually gluten free so if you know someone or if you suffer from a gluten intolerance you are free to use wheat grass in your juicing. The benefits from wheat grass are incredible so give it a shot and start incorporating it into your juicing endeavors.

Think of your juices according to color. Different colors of fruits and vegetables correspond to different vitamins and minerals. These differences give you a fuller nutritious experience, as well as a wide range of tastes.

As soon as you are done making your juice, thoroughly wash your juicer. You are likely to notice the ability of some types of juice to cause staining on parts of your juicing equipment.

Make sure you always have the ingredients you need for juicing. Also, make them as visible as possible in your refrigerator or on the counter. If you forget they’re there you might not use them, leading them to spoil and end up thrown out. Keep your turnover high so you’re using the freshest ingredients possible.

Making your own juice is a rewarding experience that is benefited by having a very nutritious product that you control the ingredients for. Now that you understand how to get the most out of juicing you can get started right away on eating and drinking for better health.

Martha L. Walker