Many people have asked me about juicing and how to get started. Before beginning to juice you will need to stop for a moment and think about your current state of health. If you are a diabetic, you will want to ensure that the juices made won’t create a rise in the blood sugars as juice is often made from fruits which are high in sugar. Keep reading for some helpful juicing tips.
Juicing is often selected as a way of losing weight for a short period of time. It’s important to note that juicing shouldn’t be the only form of weight loss used. You should also concentrate on the proper excercises and eating healthier. Try to cut out as much fast food and processed foods as possible.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
To begin you will need to do some shopping for ingredients. Always select the freshest possible fruits and vegetables in order to ensure that the vitamin content is intact. Try to buy organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible. There are many great recipes available within this site that can get you started on some great juice combinations for beginners.
Set The Goal
For most people, juicing is only done for a specified short amount of time such as a 3 day juice fast or 3 day cleanse. Knowing that this is only a temporary diet will help you to stick with it, and not give up easily. Never set out on a juice diet without a goal.
It’s a well known fact that green juices may help to reverse many blood and health conditions. If this is the reason for juicing, you’ll need to plan accordingly as greens only last a few days at most even when refrigerated. If you are new to juicing you will find that most green juice recipes will have a bitter taste to it. Fruits such as apples, oranges, lemon and pineapple will help to tame the bitterness. Once you are juicing regularly you will start to get used to the taste and begin to actually look forward to it. Here’s a great beginner green juice recipe to get you started in the right direction.
There are many juicers available on the market today. It’s important to consider how often the juicer will be used, the general purpose and the price. Juicers can be found from very inexpensive to extremely expensive. Invest in something in the mid line price range if it’s not going to be something used full time. I personally like the Hamilton Beach Pro Big Mouth Juicer. You can find it at Walmart for about $50.00.
What to Avoid
Whether juicing is for fasting, 3 day cleanse or getting rid of excess body weight, it’s important to remember that there are many drinks that should be avoided during the juicing phase of the diet. Avoid caffeinated beverages, all sodas and alcohol during this phase.
What Else to Do
Drink plenty of water while juicing. Water will help to flush toxins from the body and keep the body hydrated. Get Plenty of Rest.
Cleansing the body of toxins also requires plenty of rest. When you start juicing, you should also ensure that you are getting the proper amount of sleep. This allows the body time to recover from all of the effects of the toxins.
There are also a few side effects of juicing that you should be aware of. As the body rids itself of toxins there may be more breakouts and the skin may have a bit of acne. This is normal as the toxins are leaving the body. You should also plan on more bathroom trips.
These tips on how to start juicing should help anyone who wishes to go on a juice fast or for anyone who is new to juicing.