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Juicing Fruits and Vegetables for Better Health

Updated on October 23, 2021
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Kenna works with doctors and natural healthcare professionals. Her experience as a fitness instructor helps her share positive health tips.

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Drink Fruit and Vegetables

Juicing fruit or vegetables can fit into your lifestyle today because you don't have to spend the bulk of your time chewing healthy food to get the nutrients you need.

You utterly drink them down in a matter of minutes. Vegetable juice helps your body digest all the available nutrients. It's a process that practically pre-digests the vegetables. The nutrients go into your body, not down the toilet, compared to chewing your veggies.

Bottled Juice Saves Time

If you don't have time to juice your fruit and vegetables because of the hassle of preparing them and cleaning up afterward, then consider buying your juice at a reputable cold juice press company or the local grocery store.

There are several excellent juice products located in the refrigerator section of the grocery store. So, you don't even have to juice your fruits or vegetables anymore. But, it's better to juice your own.

I always read the labels and make sure the quality is worth the price. Some juices are cold-pressed, which is excellent. A hydraulic press generating a pressure of thousands of pounds juices the fruit or vegetables. That way, juice extraction is at a maximum level, with more juice drawn from the source. Another added benefit, heat is not prevalent, and neither is oxygen. Both heat and oxygen diminish nutrients in food. The traditional methods of juicing generate heat and expose the juice to oxygen, and nutrients are lost.

Cold Press Juicery

Cold Press Juicery offers different kinds of juices for people who don't have time to juice. There are over 75 locations across the US, with most of them in California.
The company's mission statement, "We're on a mission to make high nutrition a realistic option for everyone." is something to consider. All their products are plant-based and nutritionally sound.

You can find a cold-press juicing establishment in your area that is not a chain or franchise. If you feel they are conscious of keeping a high standard of juice preparation, I recommend going to that business. That's what I do. There is a cold-press juicing establishment independently owned in my city. I go there for my juice and smoothies when I don't have time to make them at home.

Refrigerate Juices

Fruit and vegetable juice is highly perishable, and you should drink the juice right after juicing your fruit or vegetables. The longer you delay, the fewer nutrients available in your hard work.

However, sometimes you need to juice fruit or vegetables beforehand.

In that case, store your juice correctly for up to 24 hours to control the nutritional loss. Airtight, glass opaque containers work best to prevent exposure to oxygen and light. Make sure you fill your bottle or jar to the top, which prevents air from getting in. Take into account that air oxidizes juice, and the light removes the nutrients. That is why you need to make sure you store all your hard work in a suitable type container in the refrigerator right away.

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Some juices are cold-pressed, which is excellent. The fruit or vegetables go through the juicing process with a hydraulic press generating a pressure of thousands of pounds. That way, the extraction of the juice is at a maximum, and it draws more liquid from the fruit or vegetable from the source.

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Some vegetables are better than others for juicing. You might think carrots and beets are the best vegetables for juice, not so.

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Best Vegetables to Juice

Some vegetables are better for juicing than others.

You might think that carrots and beets are the best vegetables to juice, not so. Carrots and beets both contain very high sugar levels. That is not good, because similar to fruit juices, they raise the body's insulin levels.

For nutritional value, the best vegetables to juice are green leafy vegetables. However, your taste buds and stomach will most likely reject them at first. So, start with more tolerable vegetables such as cucumbers, fennel, and celery. They are a great combination of taste and digestion. When you feel comfortable with this combination, start adding healthier vegetables like lettuce, kale, spinach, and cabbage. You can even try adding a little cilantro or parsley.

“Juices of fruits and vegetables are pure gifts from Mother Nature and the most natural way to heal your body and make yourself whole again.”

— Farnoosh Brock, "The Healthy Juicer's Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long"

Best Fruits to Juice

It's best to juice sweet fruits. That includes berries, apples, pineapples, pears, mangoes, grapes, oranges, and kiwis. Out of that bunch, I juice mangoes, pineapples, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and apples first and foremost. In general, fruit juice is a cleanser and filled with antioxidants. Some of them are anti-inflammatory, like pineapples, strawberries, cherries, blueberries, and oranges.

© 2015 Kenna McHugh


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