How to Juice

Are you clueless about how to juice even though you are sold on juicing? You know very well that juicing can help you shed those unwanted kilos and improve your general health. However, you have no idea where to start besides the fact that you need to get a juicer, fresh fruits and vegetables.

Juicing can be really fun as you begin to experiment with different ingredients to create your own recipes. For the juicing newbies, it helps to refer to some tried and tested juicing recipes and smoothies recipes. Some of the questions that novices commonly have include how do I select a juicer, what fruits or vegetables should I juice, how to juice vegetables, should I remove the skin of the fruit before juicing?

If you need advice on how to buy a juicer, read our section on ‘Which Juicer’ for more information on juicer comparison and what you should look for in a juicer. Juicer reviews also offers useful information to help you in your purchase decision. As for how to juice fruits and vegetables, here are 4 quick tips that you can apply right away. How to juice fresh fruits and vegetables

How to Juice – Tips to Get You Started

1. Wash the fruits and vegetables thoroughly before juicing

Even if you are using organic produce, you should always wash your fruits and vegetables thoroughly before juicing. Use a vegetable wash to remove any traces of pesticides and ensure that all dirt and residues are removed. Get a vegetable brush to scrub off the dirt on hardy veggies such as beet, burdock and carrots.

2. Avoid using over-ripe fruits or inferior quality produce

Over-ripe fruits and vegetables contain fewer nutrients than produce that are just ripe. Juicing over-ripe fruits also produces excessive pulp, which can lead to clogging in your juicer. It is common for produce to have some damage during transport. Inspect the outer skin of your produce for any bruises, molds or damages and remove them before juicing.

3. Remove outer skin of citrus fruits

The outer skin of citrus fruits is bitter and should be removed to avoid having a bitter taste in your juice. However, you can retain some of the white undercoat of the outer skin as they are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. Citrus fruits include orange, lemon, lime, tangerine, grapefruit etc.

4. Cut your fruits and vegetables into appropriate sizes before juicing

Depending on your juicer type, you may have to cut your fruits and vegetables to ensure they can fit in properly to the feed chute of your juicer. Some juicer models, such as the Breville Juice Fountain has an extra wide feed chute that is able to fit the whole apple, carrot without cutting. Even so, you should be patient when juicing and not over-stuff your ingredients if you want to prevent premature wear and tear of your juicer blades.

As you can see, it is not that difficult to learn how to juice. Juicing can be a fun and relaxing activity for family bonding as well. You can also organize a juice party, invite your juicing buddies over to experiment with different recipes and share tips on juicing for weight loss.

 

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