Juicing Vegetables: 4 Things To Add To Your Juice

by Keith

Juicing vegetables is vital for good health as it is a great source of raw food. All of us require raw food in our day to day lives hence the need to take in large amounts of the raw foods.

Juicing therefore becomes a suitable way of making the raw foods easy to consume. Since most people suffer from compromised intestines following poor choice of food developed over a period of few years, juicing provides an alternative to eating the vegetables as they are i.e. whole.

This is because juicing enhances the rate at which our bodies absorb nutrients unlike taking the vegetable whole, thus we end up getting more nutrients.

Juicing fruits and vegetables using a good juicer also works well for people living in the fast lane as it allows them to get more nutrients in their diet with little effort.

Many people wonder if it is ok to juice vegetables and take them later on. While this is better than taking none, it is advisable to drink the juice immediately after making it. This is because vegetable juice happens to be perishable hence the need to take them while still fresh. In case you decide to take it later on, then you should refrigerate the juice because this will preserve the nutrients for at least 24 hours.

For beginners, taking juiced vegetables can be such a daunting task as the taste at first can be intolerable. Taking a combination of celery, fennel and cucumber is advisable for starters.

This does not however contain a lot of nutrients as dark green leafy vegetable do. Once you get accustomed to taking the vegetable juice, you can then add more of the dark green vegetables. The best ones to start using once accustomed to the juice are all types of lettuce i.e. red leaf and green leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, escarole lettuce etc. Other great additions are spinach, kales and cabbages. The good thing with cabbage is that it is a great source of vitamin U which aids in repairing ulcers.

Herbs such as parsley and cilantro are also good for making vegetable juices. You should vary the juice you take from time to time. Chances are that you might end up developing allergies if you use the same vegetables over and over again to make your juice: hence you should be versatile.

4 Things To Add To Your Juice

Vegetable juice lacks fat and proteins in it (if they do, then it is in very little quantity that is not helpful to the body). To correct this, you need add essential oils in addition to protein supplements so as to create a balanced diet. To add oil to your juice, you can use any of the following four basic supplements;

  1. Fish oil which provides you with omega 3 fatty acids.

  2. Oil from flaxseed also is another source of omega 3 fatty acids.

  3. Cod liver oil contains vitamins A and D in addition to omega 3.

  4. The last one is oil from Evening Primrose, a source of omega 6.

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