Many people are interested in juicing but don’t know where to start or how it will help them. Juicing for beginners is a great introduction for someone who wants to get started on their health journey.
The blog post will cover the basics of juicing for beginners, why you want to juice, and the benefits of juicing.
There are many different types of juice recipes that can be found online such as green juices, fruit juices, vegetable juices, and more. With so many options available, Juicing is a great way to get many nutrients and vitamins into your diet.
By juicing, you’re drinking the fruity goodness of vegetables and fruits that would otherwise be difficult and time-consuming to chew.
There are tons of benefits from juicing: it helps prevent diseases like cancer and heart disease; it boosts immunity; it detoxifies our bodies from chemicals we take in from food sources such as pesticides on produce, mercury in fish, etc.; it helps regulate blood sugar levels which means less diabetes risk for those who are suffering from it.
If you’re new to the process. We’ll help break down what is needed and which fruits and veggies work best for your body.
What is juicing?
Juicing is a way of extracting and drinking the juice from fruits and vegetables. It’s an excellent alternative for people who don’t like eating their vegetables or for those who want to eat healthier without taking time to prepare meals.
Studies show that it can help you achieve optimal health, but also lose weight or manage your blood sugar level.
How it’s done?
Juicing is done by pressing the food until all the juice is drained and then disposing of or finding another use for the pulp leftover.
Most people choose to drink the juices that are extracted but they can also be used for cooking/drink mixing as well.
Equipment Needed to Start Juicing
Juicing is a fun way to start adding more fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet. However, it can be difficult to know what equipment you need when starting juicing.
A good place to start is by looking at the following list of items that are needed for successful juicing.
A juicer is the most necessary tool for juicing. Juicers do all the grunt work. They do the pressing and extracting. They also have a small piece on the side that allows the juice to easily pour into whatever cup or container you want to use.
Juicers can be obtained at almost any supermarket with an appliance section including Walmart and Target.
Juicers can also be found online on sites such as Amazon.com.
Whether you are juicing for beverages or for cooking, you’ll need something to hold the juice. If you are making a large amount of juice, a good choice of container could be large mason jars or any jars with an airtight lid.
This will keep the juice fresher for longer and keep it from spilling or sloshing easily.
If you are making a large batch of juice for drinking, you could also store the juice in a pitcher with a lid or with some type of cover on top.
For smaller batches that are going to be stored away, small masons jars with airtight lids or cups/Tupperware with tops should do the trick. Of course, if you’re planning is to drink or use the juice immediately, then any container you have on hand will do.
Fruits and Vegetables
To make juice, you, of course, need your fruits and vegetables. You can use whatever fruit or vegetable you want but here are some popular choices to get you started:
- citrus fruit such as oranges, grapefruit, lemons, etc.
- Fruits and Vegetables to Avoid Juicing
You should be sure to choose flavors that pair well together and include some items that have good health benefits as well.
Mistakes to Avoid When Juicing
I have always been a fan of juicing. I think it’s because, at least for me, it’s the most efficient way to get my daily dose of fruits and veggies.
But not all juicers are created equal; there are some mistakes that people make when juicing that can really mess up their juice experience. And if you’re new to this whole thing, don’t worry! Here are some common mistakes to avoid when juicing:
Repeating the same juice too often
Varying the types of juice you’re drinking is important because different kinds of juice provide different vitamins and nutrients.
Drinking the same juice repeatedly gives your body the same vitamins and nutrients repeatedly as well. Your body wants and needs a mixture of those things so it’s important to mix it up.
Too much fruit and not enough veggies
Because of all the sugars in fruit, adding too many to one juice creates a high sugar concentration in the juice.
Every juice should have at least a couple of veggies in them to contrast the fruit.
Storing juice instead of drinking it immediately
While you can store the juice for later use, the longer the juice is stored without being consumed, the more the nutrients are broken down.
It also may separate.
Fresh juice is healthier and tastier because the nutrients haven’t had time to break down yet, so the juice is still packed full of enzymes, vitamins, and other health variables.
Not Washing the produce
When you don’t wash the produce before juicing, bits of dirt, pesticides, germs, etc. get mixed in with your juice.
To keep your juice clean, keep your fruits and vegetables clean.
Listening to your mind instead of your body
Don’t try to schedule your juices intake or juice blends.
It is important to listen to your body. Drink the juices that make you feel the best physically and/or emotionally.
Popular Juice Recipes for Beginners
Beginner’s Carrot Juice
- 1 cup of watermelon chunks
- 1-inch piece of peeled, fresh ginger
- 4 carrots
Green Goddess Juice
- 1 cucumber
- 1 green apple
- 1 cup of celery chunks
The Detoxifier Juice
- 1/2 cup of beet chunks
- 2 carrots
- 1/2 lemon
- 1-inch piece of peeled, fresh ginger
- 1 apple
- 1 cup of pineapple chunks
- 1 green apple
- 1 cucumber
- 1/2 cup of cilantro
- 1 cup of kale
Fruits that help with Weight Loss
Although there is not any formal research that tells us whether or not juicing is a good weight loss diet, there is research that proves fruit and vegetable are good for your body and for weight loss.
Fruits that help with weight loss:
Apples are filling while still being low in calories. They make you get a sense of fullness without actually filling you up, which helps weight loss by decreasing one’s urge to eat, thus reducing one’s calorie intake.
Grapefruit has high fiber content, helping to increase the feeling of being full and decrease the calorie intake in the same way apples benefit weight loss.
Grapefruit also contains a lot of water, which is another variable known for aiding weight loss.
Watermelon is even more water than grapefruit. Watermelon is over 90% water, making it one of the best fruits to eat for weight loss.
Watermelon also has a high concentration of amino acids which are known for helping burn fats quickly.
Pears are yet another fruit that is high in water percentage and low in calories.
These will, like the previously mentioned fruits, hydrate your body and help you to feel full. Pears are also packed with fiber, which helps one to lose weight through the full feeling.
Fiber also helps with bowel movements which can help lose weight too. Healthy bowel movements make for a healthy body.
Blueberries are considered a “superfood”.
They are considered superfoods because, not only do they help with weight loss, they also reduce cholesterol, improve blood sugar levels, and lower triglycerides.
Vegetables that helps with weight loss:
Spinach is rich in fiber and low in calories, making it the perfect veggie for weight loss. It is also a vegetable high in water concentration.
Broccoli is a “good” carb.
It aids in digestion, blood sugar, etc. It also helps with constipation in a similar way that pears help with constipation.
Pumpkin is a good carb because it is low in calories and high in fiber. You can eat more pumpkins than other carbs because of the difference in calories.
Fiber is a good way to help curb an appetite which can also be beneficial in weight loss.
Carrots are low in calories, which already makes them a good weight loss veggie.
They are also highly nutritious.
Thanks to the high water percentage of cucumber, they make for a great weight loss vegetable. This food also helps burn fats.
It has low calories as well.
Juicing can be a great way to get healthier and feel better. However, if you are new to juicing or have never done it before, there are some things that might make the process easier for you.
For example, don’t worry about which fruits and vegetables go well together – just put them in your juicer!
You could also try adding a few different types of juice together like an apple with carrot or orange with kale. You can also add ginger for an extra kick of flavor.
Juicing has been shown to have many health benefits including weight loss, improved skin quality, increased energy levels, and better sleep patterns.
And finally, remember that juicing is always best when fresh fruit and vegetables are used rather than frozen ones so plan ahead by shopping on Sunday evenings instead of waiting until Monday morning rush hour!