I’ve been juicing every day with my new juicer since I returned from the cruise. Right now my favorite recipe includes apples, carrots, beets and spinach. The drink may not look tasty but trust me it is.
I started juicing many years ago when I learned about its health benefits.
There are many health benefits of drinking freshly juiced fruits and vegetables and it’s a great way to add nutrients from the fruits or vegetables that you normally wouldn’t eat. Fruit and vegetable juices retain most of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals that would be found in the whole versions of those foods. These nutrients can help protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer and various inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
When making your own juice it is important to make only as much as you can consume at one time. In the morning I juice half a gallon to a gallon, and before evening, it is finished. Juice that isn’t consumed right away can harbor bacteria and cause food poisoning. Exposure of the drink to air and bacteria can not only make you sick but threaten the nutritional value of the juice as well. Juice can be made the night before and stored in the refrigerator in a glass jar. Glass holds in the nutrients longer so please do not use plastic.
It is also necessary to wash all fruits and vegetables in hot water before juicing to remove any dirt, pesticides or bacteria. Make sure your cutting board and utensils are clean as well. E. coli is a very dangerous bacteria that can live on your fruits and make you sick.
Benefits of Juicing
- Better Overall Health
- Healthier Hair
- Heals Acne
- Brightens Skin
- Weight Management
- More Energy
- Less Toxins In Your Body
- Lower Cholesterol
- Lots Of Good Nutrition