Juicing – How to Start It?Posted by Ceca on Apr 13, 2015 in Healthy Aging | Comments Off on Juicing – How to Start It?
So, you’ve heard about juicing and you would like to try this current trend, but you are not really sure where to start? First of all, you’ll need a juicer which will cost from $30 to more than $300. Secondly, you need to learn some juicing recipes and you can find them on sunflower-press.com. Still, there are some juicing basics you’ll need to understand in order to get the best results from juicing. Luckily, we’re there to help you!
Let’s get this right, fruit juices cause a rapid rise in blood sugar. If you are normally healthy person, a fresh fruit juice won’t pose a problems, since sugars in fruits are easily digested and assimilated. However, if you are even borderline diabetic, you should consume fruit juices carefully. Instead, opt for veggie juices. In any case, you should check everything with your doctor before embarking on juicing diet.
The best time to drink a fresh juice is at least half an hour before a meal and/or on an empty stomach. The reason is simple: that’s the time when human body hungers for food and a stomach would absorb anything we consume. In general, fruit juices should be consumed in the first half of the day, while veggie or combined juices should be reserved for the later part of the day.
If you are a juicing rookie, you should start this lifestyle change with the fruits you like to eat. Use foods that are easier on your stomach, such as apples, carrots, watermelons and oranges in the beginning. After juicing these mild and gentle fruits and vegetables, add something new to the menu, for example veggies. Don’t worry if you don’t like it first time you drink it, it takes time to get used to veggie juices. However, think about their health properties and be patient. If you have problems with hair growth, for example, take a look at http://sunflower-press.com/juicing-recipes-hair-growth/ find the recipe that is the most acceptable for you, get used to all the ingredients and start consuming the juice that will help you solve your issue.
When making any changes in your eating habits, you need to listen to your body. If your stomach starts churning and growling after drinking a juice, it means your body has consumed something which it’s not accustomed to. In that case, you should take the same thing, but in small amount for the first few days. Later on, you should be gradually increasing the amount. Drink as much juice as you feel comfortable with.
With the right juicing equipment, it takes only about 15 minutes to make a juice. Once juiced, they don’t keep as long as the whole fruits and veggies. Since they start losing their nutrients and spoiling when exposed to air, juices should be consumed almost immediately after being prepared. If, however, you want to store a juice for later, pour the juice into an air-tight glass jar or a thermos flask, fill it to the brim and leave very little space for air and store the jar/flask in the refrigerator for maximum 24 hours.