Easy Ways to Include Juicing in Your Diet








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© 2015 Shanna Lea

Juicing is a great way to get the most out of your produce.  Usually, when we eat fruits and vegetables, we throw away parts that still contain vital nutrients.  By juicing, you can take advantage of these extra vitamins and minerals.  Read on for more juicing tips.

Juicing Tips:

  • • Carrot juice—start with fresh, healthy carrots.  Old carrots are rubbery, limp, have wilted tops and excessive cracking.  Carrots should be vibrant with full color, firm to the touch, and have beautiful green, leafy tops.  These carrots will produce the freshest, sweetest juice.
  • • Mix vegetables and low-sugar fruits together in your juicer. Most veggies are easy to juice and add important minerals and vitamins to your diet.
  • • Miss a day?  I always notice I don’t feel as well when I miss a day or two of juicing.  Sometimes life gets in the way of your schedule, so make extra juice to keep in the freezer for those missed days.
  • • Purchase in bulk.  Ask friends and family to buy in bulk with you at farmers markets, local farms or buying clubs and you will all enjoy the benefits of more affordable produce and discounts.
  • • Are you diabetic?  Juicing can still be for you!  There are so many vegetables you can juice to stay on a low-carb/low-sugar diet.  You can also add pastured (raw if you can get it) milk, yogurt or kefir to your veggie drinks to up your dairy intake.
  • • Chill out during the summer by adding ice to your juice.  Either chopped ice or frozen cubes of other juices you’ve made to keep cool and add new flavor twists to your juice.

Juicing gets the most from the foods you already purchase by extracting all the vitamins and minerals from parts that would normally be thrown away.  Plus, you know exactly what ingredients are in your drink and where they came from—and hopefully who grew them if you know your farmer.  Remember these tips on juicing and get the most from your foods.

 



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