I have been juicing for many years, but I still learn new tips and tricks all the time!
Whether you are a beginner or an old hand, it is always good to keep some juicing basics in mind whenever you use your juicer. It will help you to...
- get as much juice as possible from the fresh fruits and vegetables you use
- gain access to more of the nutrients
- make the best use of the left-over pulp
- make washing your juicer as easy and quick as possible
- learn which fruits and vegetables are most suitable for juicing
- discover why you should never use juice to take your medication
- learn how juicing can help you during illness
Jump Into Juicing Basics With These Articles
Still making friends with your juicer? Try these easy tips
Do you know which fruits and vegetables should be high on your list when juicing? Or how about preventing clogging of your juicer? Do you know why older folks find juicing to be so helpful? I give you the answers to these questions, plus a whole lot more in this easy-to-follow article.
15 Important juicing-for-beginners ideas
In this article I provide answers to all sorts of juicing questions, from explaining the basic differences between types of juicers, to how to add extra sweetness or tang to your juice in a healthy way. Discover a new use for cranberries and coconut! Get to grips with the terms centrifugal and masticating juicers.
Never take your meds with juice
Did you know that you shouldn't drink fruit and vegetable juice and take your prescribed medication at the same time? It has been shown that certain fresh goodies may interfere with the way your body absorbs medication. Many folks are not aware of this interaction and drink their meds with juice. This can lead to all sorts of problems.
How to use your left-over juicing pulp
Most juicers extract all the goodness from the fruits and vegetables in the form of juice, while depositing the left-over fiber into a bin. I have always found it very difficult to simply toss out all this juicing pulp and I am sure you will feel the same. Is there anything you can do with the pulp, apart from using it as compost in your garden?
Yes! There sure is! You can use the pulp in a ton of different ways. Check out this article to learn more. I am also sharing my special and delicious Apple And Carrot Pulp Muffin recipe!
What is the difference between a juicer and a blender?
Many folks want to know if they can't just use a blender. Must it be a juice extractor? In this article I will explain the difference and you will clearly see why these two machines don't have the same function. While a blender can easily be used to prepare healthy vitamin-rich smoothies, it can't extract the nutrients from the fiber in the same way as a juicer.
Learn all about cleaning your juicer
One of the main reasons folks shy away from juicing, is because they have heard that it is very time-consuming due to juicers being difficult to clean. This doesn't have to be the case! If you do your homework and buy the right juicer for your needs, using it and cleaning it can be a cinch! For instance, if I prepare a glass of juice for myself, it literally takes me 7 to 8 minutes for the whole job, including washing my juicer!
How to store juice if you need to
There may come a day when you simply can't drink your juice immediately. What do you do with it? How do you store it to make sure you don't lose too many of the nutrients? Although it is always better to drink the juice as soon as it has been made, you can 'preserve' it for a few hours if you follow these tips.
No appetite due to illness? Learn how juicing can help
We have all been there. You are feeling dreadfully ill and simply can't stomach eating a heavy meal. Yet you need your vitamins, minerals and enzymes to recover and gain strength. Or perhaps you are on some sort of treatment that makes it difficult for you to eat. Provided that you do so with your doctor's consent, you can easily use juicing to help you through these circumstances.
A glass of juice is easy to drink and doesn't require your body to go through the whole digestive process. Even if you have a sore mouth or throat, you will probably still be able to drink juice.
13 Of my top juicing tips
More easy to follow juicing tips for you! How can you add extra protein to your juices? Do you have to buy organic produce? How do you go about it if you need to reduce the calories and sugar in juices? How to prepare some super-healthy smoothies for your kids and much more.
4 Crucial juicing rules and free recipes to get you started
Here I am sharing 4 very important juicing rules to keep in mind as a beginner. And to get you really into juicing, I am giving you 3 yummy juice recipes to prepare. These include my 'Tempting Tastebud Treat' and 'Clear System Cocktail' recipes.
I hope that you will enjoy this taste of juicing basics! The rest of Best-Juicing.com is packed with more practical and useful tips, juicer reviews, recipes and nutrition news.
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> From the juicing for health desk of Rika Susan