Stop Sacrificing Taste for Nutrients.

Juicing can be a fun way to fill your daily vitamin and antioxidant needs. A few simple tips can go a long way by helping you choose some healthy combinations of fruits and vegetables. These combinations not only taste great together, but they provide your body with essential nutrients for optimal fitness and bodily functions. Juicing can be a very easy and enjoyable process, so there are simply no excuses, start today!

  1. A good rule of thumb is to not add more than one new vegetable to your juice mixture at a time. For some reason, your digestive system does not react well to tastes you are not fond of. If you add more than one vegetable and don’t like the outcome, you won’t know what to single out of the mix or what to reduce.
  1. Papayas and bananas seem to mix well in a juicer. However, you can still use them with juice but it is advised you use stick them in a blender. They are very think and tend to work better for making fruit smoothies and/ or any type of frozen dessert mixture that you make.
  1. Wheat-grass also has many health benefits: such as removing toxic metals from your cells and cleansing the lymph system. You can only ingest wheat-grass through juice and so appears another extreme benefit of juicing. Now, wheat-grass does have a very strong taste, so be careful, it’s best to implement it a little bit at a time and gradually add more over time.
  1. Each vegetable or fruit juice will make its own unique color, from orange, purple, red or brown. They each supply your body with vitamins and nutrients. The real culinary experience comes from getting your feet wet by trying them all by adding some diversification here and there.
  1. Juicing vegetables is a great way to ensure you get all the vitamins and minerals that are contained within each vegetable with having to prepare a full on gourmet meal. Juicing allows you the capability of quickly and easily ciphering all of these nutrients into a much healthier digestive tract and blood stream.
  1. Take note on the fact that not all citrus fruits taste well in all juicers. The consistency of the pulp or rind will vary and your juicer could possibly get clogged. For your standard juicer, you’ll want to peel and cut the fruit into small pieces before placing them in; otherwise you should get a citrus-juicer that is specific for this type of fruit.

Once you develop a feel and interest toward juicing you might find it hard to slow down, it takes on a lifestyle of its own. Don’t rush things though. You will eventually get to try all those methods and variations you already have blending in the back of your mind. So are so many award-winning fruit and vegetable concoctions that I’m sure you can’t wait to try. It’s amazing to not have to sacrifice delicious-sweet-taste for nutritional value.

Do you want to see your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions through? Give juicing the old college try.