Most times, majority of people have lots of questions to ask about juicing. And most of the answers given are not correct and do not help situation. Here are 15 important questions about juicing that should be answered truthfully.
- What is the meaning of juicing?
Juicing is the process of combining vegetables and fruits, or fruits or vegetables and extracting the juices for drinking. In juicing, the extracted juice is consumed by drinking instead of eating the fruits or vegetables raw. This way, the body is supply with vital nutrients. It is not quite easy to feed on variety of vegetables but they can be juiced together and consume as a whole.
- What makes juicing healthier rather than eating fruits and vegetables?
After feeding on vegetables, the body needs to carry out some processes before it can be utilized. The vegetables must first of all digest and then, it nutrients will be extracted and this takes time to complete. But in the case of juicing, the extraction process is done, thus, the body only needs to make use of the nutrients straight up. The nutrients are available for the body to absorb and make use of.
- How good is long time juicing?
There is nothing like short term or long term juicing. Juicing can be done as many times as possible as far as it benefits the overall health. But because of some health conditions, it is advisable to always consult a medical practitioner, a nutritionist to know the kind of juice that suit your condition best.
- Are there any health benefits of juicing?
Yes. There are several health benefits of juicing such: juicing helps in boosting energy levels; helps to detox the liver; it aids faster weight loss and digestion; it gives a glowing and supple skin and so on.
- How much weight will I lose with juicing?
Depending on how you go about it. Whether it is based on solely juicing or combined with diets. But if it is basically on freshly made fruit juice, some pounds will be shed off.
- Am I to peel the ingredients?
It depends on what kind of ingredients. For citrus fruits, you need to peel them as their rinds are usually bitter. For organic vegetables, do not peel, while for green vegetables; do not peel as their leaves has lots of good nutrients.
- Must juice detox be based on juice alone?
Yes. That is why it is called ‘juice detox’. This is to flush out toxins from all the body part. It must be solely juice.
- What quantity of juice should I consume a day?
About 20 ounce of fresh made juice should be consumed a day within at least 4 times.
- Can juice be stored?
There are two answers to this.
Yes. Juice can be stored but just for a day. No, juice cannot be stored because it is better to drink it not later than 15 minutes after the extraction.
- How do I supply my body with protein if I’m only juicing on fruits and vegetables?
Some fruits and vegetables contain some little percentage of protein such as; kale, cauliflower, celery, spinach, banana, broccoli, avocado, cherries and some others. Drinking juice will supply the body with the needed protein.
- What juice is the healthiest?
Vegetables juices are the healthiest.
- Why should juice be consumed generally?
Generally, juice helps to build the new you. It allows you to stay healthy and fit, and get rid of unwanted substances from your body.
- What are the things to check when buying a Juicer?
The first is the power. The power motor must not be nothing les than 700 watt. Secondly, the juicer must be easy to assemble and dissemble.
- Is blender good for juicing?
No. Blender is not good for juicing as some of the important nutrients will be lost.
- Which juicer is best between centrifugal and masticating?
Masticating juicers are the best. Masticating juicers preserves the ingredients nutrients while centrifugal damages them.
- Is juicing economical?
Juicing is economical. You don’t need to buy a whole grocery store before juice can be made. It saves money and above all, saves your health.
In a nutshell, good combination of fruits and vegetables is required. Too much of sugar is bad. Therefore, vegetables should be more than fruits. It should be a ratio of 8:2.