Before the season hits full-swing, it might be a great time to head into the holidays by juicing! Here are some great tips by Daniel Winer to help you get started:
- There are many healthy foods that can be juiced and many people have never heard of them. People often juice the trendy vegetables and fruits, however I recommend trying Aronia Berry, Celeriac, Holy Basil, Peppadew Peppers and sunchokes.
- Many foods can actually help cool your body and relieve stress. These include watermelon, honeydew melon, Cucumber, mint and pomegranate.
- The best juicing recipes for overall health should always include cruciferous vegetables. This gives your body the tools it needs to fight against xenoestrogens. Pushing detoxification in the right direction and helping with hormonal balance, cruciferous vegetables are the key to help you lose weight.
- The key to juicing is to do it consistently. One juice once in a while is not going to be your silver bullet to health. If a juice is delicious, you’ll find you are much more likely to drink it again. My solution, pick one fruit you love and mix it with a solid base of green vegetables. The fruit will sweeten the taste and cut the “green” flavor of your juice. I recommend keeping the ratio of greens you juice much higher than the fruit. Or keep it entirely green especially if weigh loss is a goal.
- Natural juices can be key in eliminating and deterring water retention and keeping you healthy. Use parsley and beets because they act as a natural diuretic which helps to eliminate excess fluid from the body.
- Cold-pressed juice is healthier than conventional juice bought at convenience or grocery stores. The Juicepresso is the smallest, quietest juicer on the market—it helps trying to get the most out of your juice. For example, the biggest difference between cold pressed vs. grocery bought juicer is pasteurization. Most conventional store-bought juices take six to 12 months from ‘juicing’ to pasteurization, then storage. Cold-pressed juice doesn’t use heat and has significantly more vitamins and enzymes. As a result of zero-heat extraction, ‘cold-pressed’ juice preserves valuable enzymes and vitamins for up to three days.
- Juicing creates a lot of pulp but you don’t need to throw it away. Juicepresso has endless recipes for that leftover pulp to put a spin on some traditional dishes.