Cold-press juicers have revolutionized juicing. The new technology brought a whole new world of healthy, nutritious and tasty juices to our homes. Your metabolism will thank you for all of those vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. However, to get the most out the produce your put into your juicers, you should follow a few tips. Many people unintentionally make mistakes when juicing and here we will tell you a bit more about the most common ones.
Tip 1: Lower the sugar content
Many junior juicers make this common mistake. They put in way too much fruit with high sugar content like oranges and grapes. Fruit juice which contains a lot of fruit sugar, also called fructose, is not exactly a friend of your metabolism. It is a high-energy substance rich in calories, and it speeds up aging.
To lower the sugar content in your home-made juices, start buying more vegies than fruit. Green vegetables have a very low sugar content. IF you have issues with the taste, just add a little bit of lemon or lime juice.
Tip 2: Go green
Green vegetables are a densely packed source of all kinds of good stuff. Vitamins, minerals, fiber, chlorophyll, all of this detox and cleanse your body. Also, they greatly improve circulation and, very importantly, do not raise the sugar level in your blood as fruit sugars do. Our advice is to consider the fruit juice a weekend treat and your veggie juices a daily drink. We recommend Romaine lettuce juice.
Tip 3: Work out your timings
Drinking cold-pressed juices give best results when done on an empty stomach. This way your body can absorb the nutrients from the juice practically instantly, without having to digest previously eaten food. Also, you will spend less energy to digest the food. Of course, do not consider juice a complete meal, but it sure is a healthy treat. Get up just a little bit earlier than usually and treat yourself to a cold-pressed bundle of joy.
Tip 4: Drink your juice on the spot
Many people make a lot of juice on Monday, for example, and then drink the juice out of the fridge for the remainder of the week. This is not a good strategy because nutrients dissolve over time. You should drink the juice right away, just after you make it. You will get the best results this way. If you do not have the time every morning to prepare a fresh batch of juice and you have to use the fridge, at least use a dark and airtight container.
Tip 5: Don’t drink it up!
Most of the time you will see people gulping a glass of juice in a matter of seconds as if it is a bad-tasting medicine they need to drink. Instead, drink your glass of juice slowly, swirl it around in your mouth for a couple of times before your swallow. This way, your body will prepare for the juice and release appropriate digestive enzymes.