Saturday, 10 November 2012

How to Get the Most Benefits from Juicing

By Ashlie Viesca

Yes - juicing does have beneficial properties that contribute to good health. Unfortunately, there are some detriments to juicing certain fruits and vegetables too. More often than not this has to do with the level of pesticide residue they contain. And that is why it is important to learn as much as you can about juicing, especially if you're a newbie.

Juicing doesn't provide many benefits that you cannot get from eating whole fruits. Each method has advantages and disadvantages. The important point is to do one or the other or both since juicing can be convenient. Just about the best way to increase the power of your juicing is to simply eat whatever is left in your blender from the whole foods you started out with. With juicing, you may want to focus on the fact that you won't be cooking the food. It's common knowledge that cooking tends to break down the nutrients in foods. Steaming your veggies can help you reduce the risk of this situation. And, you already know, that one of the worst ways to prepare your food is to microwave it.

Despite what the marketing says, there are probably only a couple of genuinely unique health benefits that are associated with juicing. That isn't to say, though, that juicing is a bad idea. In fact, juicing is really healthy for you and there is all sorts of evidence backing this up.

It's not entirely accurate to think of juicing as a means for losing weight. Drinking it while you are fasting is possible but it really isn't meant to be used for your weight. Juicing is a much healthier alternative to snacking on junk food when you feel hungry. If weight control and curing junk food cravings are among your goals, stopping your consumption of junk food can really help with that. Juicing is a tool that people can use each day and that is all there is to it. It is even possible that, when you use good ingredients, juicing can help raise your metabolic rate. But that is mostly a side effect, you shouldn't make it your primary goal. Your goals should center on nutrition and ensuring that you are properly caring for yourself.

It will be much easier to do a good job of juicing and getting good nutrition from it if you educate yourself first. For example, you can learn about certain fruits that are often used with veggie juice drinks. Specific reasons for doing this vary but a good one is that experienced juicers already know it.

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