Best Juicing Tips and Fruity Bits for Healthy Juicing

Healthy Juicing Advice

The following advice is given as an experienced juicer. These hints and tips come with the knowledge of what to juice and how to juice:

Oranges for juicing

  • When choosing your fruits to juice, select almost but not quite ripe pieces, as these tend to produce the maximum amount of juice with the best taste. In addition of course, the fresher the fruit, the more concentrated the levels of vital nutrients.
  • I think it is best to try to avoid juicing fruits that are too soft or over ripe as these generally don’t pass through the juicer very well.
  • To get the most out of citrus fruits, extract their juice using a citrus press rather than a juicer. Some juicers come with a citrus press attachment.
  • Always wash fruit and vegetables well before juicing, but try to avoid soaking them or immersing them in water, as this can weaken their nutrient content.
  • If you prefer to peel your fruit, such as apples, pears, nectarines, etc., try to peel as finely or lightly as possible in order to preserve the maximum vital nutrients possible.
  • To prevent juices oxidizing and damaging or destroying their nutrient content, which can be seen in the form of the juice starting to or turning brown, drink them immediately. You can avoid this by pouring the juices into a jug containing a small squeeze of lemon juice or a spoon of vitamin C powder (which you can purchas from any good health food shop).
  • Fruit juices taste delicious without any added water, but sometimes vegetable juices may seem rather too strong tasting, so diluting them with a little water may help. Vegetables juices should always be diluted for children.
  • As fruit juices contain high levels of natural sugar, known as fructose or fruit sugar, they can give an immediate energy boost but are often followed by a low or dip in energy level. If you are aware that your energy levels fluctuate throughout the day, it is a perhaps better to put more emphasis on your vegetable juice intake and dilute any fruit juices that you consume, with water.
  • Try to adopt the habit of always washing your juicer immediately after use as it is so much easier to clean before everything starts to dry on to the relevant parts. Just immerse all of the parts into a bowl of hot soapy water straight away and you’re half way there. A small soft brush may help with the hard to get to areas. If you prefer to clean it in a dishwasher this is much quicker but I would recommend checking the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions first to guarantee that this is ok. If you do decide to use this method for cleaning, it is always a good idea to at least rinse the parts first.

14. September 2010 by Sue
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