Juicing has been dominating the popular media these days. We hear about popular celebrities and personalities raving about it in television shows and numerous blogs swear by the benefits of juicing. With the loud buzz surrounding juicing, many are tempted to give it a whirl. But before you do, you may want to find out more about juicing, what exactly it may do for your health and what it may not do for your health.
If you are that curious to try out juicing, you should learn about its nutritional benefits as well as its drawbacks. Many people have sworn by the benefits of juicing in losing weight and cleansing the system but are they actually true? In this article we’ll share what you need to know about juicing.
Let’s start off with the pros and the cons. Most probably you have been hearing and reading about the benefits of juicing and not a single disadvantage. We’re here to tell you that juicing, just like everything else, has its pros and cons.
Pros and Cons
Fruits and vegetables when turned into fresh juices are commonly well-loved by kids. So if you are having a difficult time making your little ones eat their fruits and vegetables, you can turn them into fresh juice drinks instead. Adults who are not too keen on eating fruits and vegetables can also do the same so that they meet the daily recommendations in just a drink.
However, just because you are “juicing”, it does not mean that you can forego eating fruits and vegetables. You should still see to it that you eat at least two whole fruits in a day and three to four vegetables. It is best to have them in various colors so you get different vitamins and minerals.
The process of extracting juice out from whole fruits and vegetables result in lesser vitamins and minerals as the skin is left behind. The skin of fruits and vegetables are packed with nutrients so you’re missing out on them when you juice. The pulp which is rich in fiber is also left out when juicing. To avoid missing out on the healthy fiber in pulps, you can add the pulp in your juice or add it in your dishes.
Juicers can cost a lot. The price ranges from $50 to $400. The more expensive juicers are able to break down much of the fruit as they can grind the core, rind and seeds. If you don’t have the money for a juicing machine, you can use your trusty blender instead. A blender can do the juicing job for most fruits and vegetables plus you’re able to keep the fiber in your juice. Simply add some water if your juice is too thick. If you’re using a blender to make juices out of fruits and vegetables you’ll need to get rid of the seeds, rinds and skins.
We have more information to share on juicing for tomorrow’s post. It is best to read that first before you jump into juicing.
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