Juicing For Health
Fresh pressed juice is without a question one of the most delicious drinks in the world.
That isn’t only applicable to fruit juices, like orange or apple juice. Even fresh pressed vegetables juices like carrot juice is a real treat. But only a few people know how delicious fresh pressed vegetable juices are, because only a few people have tried it.
Vegetable juicing is an easy way to guarantee that you will reach your daily target for vegetables, in an easy digestible form. Juicing machines extract the juice and leave behind the pulp, which has fibre. When you eat the whole vegetable the body needs many of the vitamins from the vegetable to digest the fibre. Juicing helps you to absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables and gives your digestive organs a much needed rest.
Fresh juice not only contains great nutritional value, it contains life. Bottled juices are pasteurised which means they are heated and processed which can destroy vitamins and minerals.
But not all fresh pressed juices are equal.
If you can you should always prefer a cold pressed juice which contains more vitamins, minerals and enzymes.
Traditional centrifugal machines can overheat and oxidise the juice, resulting in nutrient loss.
It is also important to make sure there is not too much fruit in your juice as they contain a lot of sugar which can elevate your blood sugar levels.
A good introduction to juicing is a rate of one fruit and two vegetables, like apple, carrot and beetroot which have a sweet flavour. Then you can slowly increase the percentage of vegetables, like celery, cucumber, fennel, broccoli, kale, spinach etc. In many cities you can get fresh pressed vegetable juices in cafÃ©s or even in the supermarkets, but whoever wants to drink fresh pressed juices on a daily basis should get himself a juicer which in the end is cheaper than buying a juice every day. Juicing is about a changed lifestyle that you choose, towards a new and healthier you.