Over the past year or so I have really made a commitment to keeping up the habit of juicing and that meant finding easier ways to juice.
This has allowed me to take full advantage of the health benefits including getting nutrients to help with my hair growth in a natural way. You can find more about how juicing can benefit your hair here.
If you do not know what juicing is, a simple way to look at it is a way of extracting the nutrients from fruits and vegetables without consuming the fiber. It is a great way to ingest a huge amount of veggies and fruit without actually eating them which for many of us would never happen!
If you are just starting on your juicing journey here are a few basic tips or a ‘cheat sheet’ to make life just a little bit easier.
Man Up – Overload On Veggies Less Fruit
Juicing lettuce, spinach and kale on their own can be quite icky tasting, but lets be honest, the quality of nutrients we can get from juicing vegetables are undeniably superior to fruit alone. Think of fruit as the ‘flavoring’ of your juice instead of the main meal. A couple of apples juiced along with a bunch of greens will give you a gorgeous green juice packed full of nutrients but it will taste of apple juice!
By all means, every now and then make something fruity as a treat but for the most part use fruits just to improve taste and try to get as many veggies in as you can.
Wash The Juicer Immediately After Use
When I say immediately I do literally mean before you actually drink the juice! This is hands down one of the best tips when it comes to juicing regularly.
Once you have extracted all that lovely juice, wash the juicer immediately under plenty of running water; there is very little need for soap, a rinse alone will be fine. This is particularly useful if you have a juicer that has a thousand parts because letting that stuff dry on the juicer* will make it much more difficult to clean which means more work at wash time.
If you have a juicer* that collects the pulp of the fruit or vegetables in a separate container, stick a plastic bag in that part before you begin juicing so that when it’s time to clean, you can just throw the plastic bag away leaving that container clean and read for the next use. Every little helps!
Originally posted 2013-07-05 15:00:56.