We know the process of cooking vegetables destroys valuable micro-nutrients by altering their shape and chemical composition; but is it possible to eat enough raw vegetables to get the nutrition your body needs? That’s where juicing can be valuable, particularly for developing children. Here’s just some of the information on juicing you can share with others.
The benefits of juicing are wide and varied, beginning with the fact that you can consume the most beneficial amounts of vegetables efficiently while absorbing all of the available nutrients. A habitually poor diet will eventually make your body less efficient at absorbing the maximum available nutrients in the foods you consume. By juicing vegetables, its almost like they’ve been predigested, so you can receive the most nutrients available.
The first step is buying a juicer. There are a number of options, ranging in price from $100 to thousands of dollars. A high-quality juicer will be an extractor that extracts the flesh from the vegetables and then spins the juice out. Clean up time is an important consideration when it comes to juicing. Some machines will actually allow pulp to get into little nooks and crannies; if this happens, clean up time is doubled and sometimes tripled because the pulp will rot if not removed. A high quality juicer should take no more than 5 minutes to clean per use.
The other consideration is speed. We all think that faster is better; but when juicing, this is not the case. Inexpensive juicers are typically centrifugal and will spin at really high speeds to extract the juice. I do not recommend juicers that act more like blenders because the heat generated by the higher RPMs can actually damage the valuable nutrients, almost like cooking.
So what do you juice ? Things to consider: the greener the better; remember that fruit is high glycemic and can raise blood sugar; and never supplement your juice with bottled juice, this defeats the purpose. http://www.jointhereboot.com/plans/