Guest Author - Jenny Vasquez
It is recommended you eat at least 2 to 3 servings of fruits and 2 to 3 servings of vegetables each day. For many people, this is a challenge. The average person barely consumes this quantity in a week.
Our diets mainly consist of fast foods and packaged foods. People are busy and on the go. While many intend to pack a lunch with healthy foods and snacks, most people are in too much of a hurry to pack lunch.
For many people, juicing may offer a solution. One glass of vegetable juice can contain the 2 to 3 servings of vegetables you need. The biggest misconception is that juicing fruits and vegetables is time consuming.
In the past, juicers required prep time before juicing. You had to spend time cutting up your fruits and vegetables to fit in the juicer. Fortunately, there are now several affordable juicers that are large enough to drop in whole fruits and vegetables.
Better yet, manufacturers have designed juicers that are easy to clean and to maintain. The juicers are fast and simple to use. You can have a nutritious glass of juice in a matter of minutes.
The difference between juicing and simply purchasing bottled juices is bottled juices are pasteurized at a high temperature. This process destroys vital enzymes and nutrients. Many bottle juices are fortified with synthetic vitamins.
Juicing your own fruits and vegetables avoids the pasteurization process. Your juice is packed with fiber, vital enzymes and nutrients. For many people, it is much easier to drink fruits and vegetables than it is to eat them.
You can choose to juice in the morning or if mornings are too busy, you can juice in the evening. Of course, you can do both!
The best juices combine fruits and vegetables. The fruit will provide a sweet flavor to the juice, while for those that do not like vegetable juice the fruit masks the flavor of the vegetables.
Juicing is a fantastic way to make sure you get the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Juicing will curb your appetite and help you lose weight. It is a wonderful weight management tool. Juicing will provide the necessary nutrition you need.