How You can Start a Juicing Diet
Sometimes it can be really difficult changing your patterns and committing to something new...even if it's to the benefit of your own health! I've taken some time and written down some quick tips that will help you as you get your feet wet and start your own Juicing Diet.
Start Slow and Consistent
If this is a goal you want to stick with and reap the long term benefits of juicing whole fruits and vegetables, then you ramp up your Juicing Experiment at a nice easy speed. You can increase your level of success by juicing just a small amount on a very regular basis. I’m starting out with only 3 times a week. I get up a little earlier on those 3 days and make my juice for breakfast before I head off to work. One thing to remember is that you should consume your fresh green juice within 20 minutes of preparing it, as some of the vital nutrients can be lost once exposed to air and light.
You should also start off with juicing recipes that you find appealing. Use ingredients that you already enjoy and ease the levels of vegetables into the juice as you progress. The mildest vegetables to start with are carrot, cucumber and celery. It can be tempting to jump in the deep end of the pool and try to maximize your efforts right off the bat, however those juicing experiments have a far shorter life span than the life changing experience that will truly improve your health. It is well worth the time it takes to develop a taste for certain juices.
Experiment with Your Juicing Recipes
As you get used to the time it takes, and the taste of freshly made green juice make sure that you don’t just stick with your favorite ingredients. Vary the vegetables and fruits that you use to maximize the benefits from your juicing diet. Add new vegetables one at a time and give your body some time to adjust. This will also help you to identify ones that your system may not take kindly to. One thing to avoid at the very beginning is trying to juice massive amounts of leafy green vegetables as the taste is very strong. Make just a few ounces, with the balance a milder juice, such as cucumber and celery, or even a little spring water. A little carrot or apple can be used to sweeten any juice recipe, but watch the sugar content. Vegetables that grow above ground (broccoli, zucchini, lettuce, cucumber, etc.) are lower in sugar than those that grow in the ground (carrots, yams and beets). Use that as a guide to avoid a high sugar content.
Maximize the Benefits of a Juicing Diet
If you are committing to the juicing diet then you should want to make the most of it. While chugging down a glass of green juice might seem easier, you’re really missing out on the full digestive benefits of drinking your juice slowly. Drinking your green juice slower prevents sugar rushing to your bloodstream and gives your body a chance to absorb all of the healthy nutrients that you have just packed into a single glass. On that note, one thing that you should keep in mind is that there are a LOT of servings in that single glass of green juice. You should really consume the juice by itself and not with other foods. This will help the nutrients become quickly assimilated in the bloodstream.
Purchase a Quality Juicer:
This is probably one of the most important things that you need to consider as you get started with your Juicing Diet. I personally choose the Breville Juice Fountain Elite. You should compare juicers and the features they offer, considering your budget, the frequency you will juice, and whether it will be used by a single person, or for multiple family members. Select a juicer that is durable, easy to clean, and that offers quiet performance. I have actually done quite a bit of research on this topic already and have included all of that information in my Quick Start Guide to Juicing which is available for FREE right below this post.