There are so many benefits of juicing with a healthy, whole-foods approach. You get to jump-start your new healthy habits with a much lower risk for any side effects, and you will be in the know about all the amazing health benefits that juicing provides.
Below, I will preview five tips to kickstart the habit of juicing. If you are new to juicing, these tips can help you get a racing start on your habit.
5 Tips to Kickstart your Health Juicing
1. Always Drink it Straight After Making
Fresh juice should be drunk as soon as made because the liquid can develop bacteria pretty quickly. Be on the safe side and drink it right after you make it. Also, minerals, as well as vitamins, get destroyed when exposed to air and light.
NOTE: Always make your juice fresh at home. It will be the freshest juice you could ever have! Store-bought is a no-no in my books. I used to buy them but realised I was falling into the same trap as buying any other unhealthy prepackaged food.
2. Use the LeftOver Pulp of the Juice
I don’t really enjoy cleaning my Phillips juicer, to be honest. I will probably need to get a different juicer at some point, but, for now, it will have to do.
I repurpose the pulp by throwing it in my compost bin. It would break my heart to see all that goodness to into the other bin! You can also use it in your garden as mulch.
3. Try a New Fruit and Vegetable
Every time you go shopping, buy a new fruit or vegetable you can juice. That way you will always have a new fresh juice to try as well as discovering potential new favorites for you to eat in the future again and again.
For example, if you normally buy carrots, it may be a good idea to try fresh pineapple or dandelion greens to add the new flavours of your juicing sessions.
4. More Vegetable Juice, Less Fruit Juice
Fruit is higher in sugar content than vegetables, which in themselves are nutrition powerhouses. You will get a good amount of vitamin C with fruit juices but I would suggest you have more vegetable juices than fruit juices in general.
TIP: To make your vegetable juices nice you can add ginger, lemon, carrots or apples. Think of those lovely tasting fruits and veg that can add a touch of zing to your juices if you want. You can add a tablespoon of honey or a little bit of maple syrup to sweeten it up if you want as well. As you get more used to juicing, bring the veg content up and the sugary fruits content down.
5. Make Your Daily Fruit & Veg Selection Together as a Family
Who is going to be the one who decides what gets juiced every day? You can take it in turns 🙂
TIP: Make sure everyone in the house has a say in what gets juiced every day. You can make it fun by making it an adventure.
It might take you a few weeks before you get into the habit of juicing. Once you do, it will be hard to stop! Remember to drink your juice fresh and on the same day.