You want to make sure that you are getting the most out of your juicing experience, both financially and for your own health. You have sought out advice but want to make sure that you are doing everything correctly. This article will provide some helpful advice for you.
Reuse the pulp from your vegetable juices to cut down on waste. You can use vegetable pulp as a base for soups and stews, to add flavor and texture. In addition, the pulp can be used as the base for a compost, which you can then use in your garden to grow even more fresh vegetables.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on fresh juicing produce as long as you shop in season. Berries are great in the summer, but will cost you an arm and a leg to buy in the winter, so skip them until the prices drop again. Apples last all winter, so feel free to buy a few bushels and keep them in the garage.
Start slow when juicing. Juicing takes a while to get used to. Gentle vegetables are cucumber, celery and carrots. Carrots have a lot of sugar so do not use too much of them. Mix it up with various vegetables. Juicing too much at the start can cause you to feel sick to your stomach. Your body will tell you if you are juicing too much.
Keeping juice in the refrigerator can be handy, but the juice may turn color. No matter how good it is for you or how delicious, nobody likes drinking off-colored juice. To prevent color change, simply add a few teaspoons of lemon juice into the juices you plan on storing in the fridge. The lemon juice will help the juice retain its bright color, and it will not significantly alter the flavor.
To get the most out of your new juicer be open to trying fruit and vegetable combinations that you would not normally consider. Start out with basic juices, such as carrot or cucumber, but then get creative. Experiment with different vegetables and fruits. You can even use fresh herbs.
Vegetable juice contains very few calories, no fat (unless you add dairy), little sugar (unless you add a sweetener, including fruit), and lots of fiber. It will taste wonderful and provide you with all the nutrients and vitamins needed to fulfill your daily required intake. It’s also a ton of fun to make!
Make sure you drink your juices as soon as you make them. Time is important for juicing because the valuable nutrients will become oxidized when exposed to the air. So you always want to drink your juices quickly. If, for some reason you can’t, then try to store the juice in an air-tight container to minimize oxidation.
In conclusion, this information should help you in getting the most that you can from your juicing. Juicing can seem expensive, as well as time consuming. Because of the many health benefits that juicing provides, it will actually save you thousands of dollars in medical costs, over time.