Is your diet healthy enough? According to the food pyramid, everyone should get nine servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Unfortunately, most people don’t get enough healthy produce in their diet. But by drinking your fruits and vegetables you can get the full nine servings and enjoy the health benefits of adding more fiber and vitamins to your diet.
But just drinking juice isn’t enough. Most of the juice you buy at the store is watered down, containing very little real juice if any at all. They are filled with sugar and preservatives, so they aren’t healthy at all. In fact, most of the health benefits of the juice have been taken out through processing. If you are buying juice, read the labels and make sure you are getting 100% juice and as few additives as possible.
However, if you make your own juice from produce you select yourself, you will be assured that you are getting the most beneficial and healthy juice. Juicing is a fun and delicious way to get your recommended number of servings of produce. There are many ways you can combine different fruits and vegetables to make delicious and healthy juices and smoothies. Putting vegetables such as spinach into a fruit smoothie is a great way to get kids to eat healthy vegetables that they normally might not touch.
When you make juice yourself, the number of fruits and vegetables you will have in your diet will increase dramatically. Juicing is so easy! You can make healthy juice to drink on your way to work so you have a great boost to your day.
Your health will benefit greatly from juicing. Many home juicers allow you to use the entire fruit of vegetable, so you will get the full nutrients from the produce. Many types of fruits and vegetables contain more fiber and nutrients in the skin than the inside. When you juice the whole fruit you will be able to add that extra nutrition to your diet. Drinking healthy juice is much better than taking vitamin every day!
A major advantage to juicing is cellular health. Everyday our bodies are faced with toxins from the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink. Because of our damaged environment, toxins are all around us. When the toxins build up in your body, you feel tired and sluggish. You are more susceptible to weight gain and illness, and you generally don’t feel well. The juice you make from fresh, whole produce can help to clean your body from the inside out. It will help flush the toxins from your cells and creating a healthier you.
Many people avoid juicing because they are afraid it will be too hard. But nothing could be further from the truth. Juicing can be as simple as putting your produce in a blender and blending it to a liquid then putting it through a strainer to remove the pulp. A home juicer will make juicing easier since most of them will separate the waste from the juice. There a many different types of juicers to choose from so do your homework and determine which type is best for you.
Centrifugal juicers are the most common type of juicer you will find. They spin the produce very fast to extract the juice. These are a good choice for someone who is new to juicing, however these will produce more waste because they don’t press or crush the fruit. You will not be able to extract juice from grasses with a centrifugal juicer. You will need a masticating juicer for that. A masticating juicer basically chews the grasses and releases the juice in that manner.
Making your own juice allows you to take charge of your health. But taking control of your diet, you can experience the full nutritional benefits of fruits and vegetables in a delicious way.