What is Juicing? What are the Benefits of Juicing?

Let’s start with the basics- you’re looking to make some changes in your life, increase your daily intake of fruits and vegetables, or you’re hoping to give your body a much deserving cleanse. You have tried several different kinds of fads and diets that just aren’t cutting it. So you thought you’d give juicing a try and landed on this page. Before starting, it’s important that you understand the basics behind juicing, from understanding the benefits it provides to purchasing the best slow juicer for getting the job done- we’ve got you covered. What is Juicing? First things first, what is juicing? Juicing is the practice of extracting all of the juice from fresh produce. During the juicing process, the pulp and fibres are separated from the juice itself. Minimal nutrients and fibres from the pulp are lost, however in some cases, people use the leftover pulp and reminisces for other recipes to prevent waste. Once all of the juice has been extracted, the consumer then benefits from the fruits water in addition to the vitamin and mineral content. Today, juicing is made easy with several different kinds of tools on the market. Benefits of Juicing Health conscious people have and continue juicing for the numerous benefits it provides its consumers. Outlined below are the main benefits of juicing:

  • A sure way of getting your daily intake of fruits and vegetables.
  • Allows you to broaden your variety of vegetable intake. For example, Pineapple and apples can be added to cover the bland taste of the kale and cucumber but still provides the consumer with the benefits these veggies provide.
  • When consuming fresh fruit and vegetables, all of the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and phytonutrients are efficiently and effectively absorbed.
  • Potential weight loss.

Juicing is also said to help in boosting your immune system, remove toxins from your body, and even acts as an aid in reducing risk of cancer, however, no solid evidence has been found from differentiating juicing compared to eating them whole. Prepping Fruit for Juicer Juicing is effective and really doesn’t take much prep. We do, however, suggest giving your foods a good thorough clean before putting them through the juicer. Doing so will get rid of all of the harmful pesticides. As for the more pesticide prone vegetables, such as kale, we suggest buying the organic ones. Once they are all cleaned and ready to go, cut the larger fruits and vegetables into either halves or quarters, depending on their size. For instance, apples should be cut into quarters. Your fruits and veggies are now ready to be put into your slow juicer. You don’t need to worry about peeling any of the ingredients as the juicer separately the peels and pulp for you. Cleaning Your Juicer Depending on the type of juicer you own, the cleaning process is fairly easy. Rinse all of the pieces that have been in contact with the fruit right after use to prevent any build up from occurring. Some juicers are more challenging that others. Juicers like the Zweissen, Slow Juicer, are easy to take apart and put back together and are more often than not, dishwasher safe. Once all of the components are clean and dry, reassemble for next use. Happy Juicing! 

This entry was posted in: Uncategorized on June 3, 2015.