Hey there! I was getting a little bored with my blogs, so I had to find what I wanted to do different. So here we go.
Juicing has become that latest and greatest craze for those wanting the ‘quick fix’, yet it is also the best way to get and stay healthy. When done properly. So now I’m telling you there are rules to juicing too? Well, there are a few if you have intentions of juicing for health. There are all sorts of suggestions as far as which type of juicer is best, I am not getting into that. What I am going to give you some info on is how and what to juice together. Here we go!
As far as I am concerned, with all the info I have read and learned, you start your day with a greens juice. What does that consist of Adrienne? I am happy you asked. when I say ‘Greens’ juice, it can mean a number of things, as long as certain foods are NOT combined. Fruit, greens, ginger, lemon, cucumber, zucchini, cilantro, broccoli, cauliflower, yellow squash, green beans – all are okay. Just don’t mix carrot or tomato with the fruit. Messes up the whole digestive/nutrient absorption process. From there, you may juice all your choice of veggies together, including carrots, beets, and tomatoes. Many people like to juice their fruit in a juicer. While it is a great source of nutrients, when it comes to various illnesses/dis-eases, juicing fruits is a concentrated source of sugars (albeit fruit sugars) but nonetheless sugars that can be doing more damage than help. Same goes for those on a weight reduction protocol. Do your fruit with your greens. It kills 2 birds with one stone.
Also, have your fruits before noon. After that stick to veggies. It all boils down to fruit fermenting in your tummy – not a pretty feeling, sound or smell. We are working on strengthening oyur gut and immune system not growing bad bacteria.
So, now that i have gotten away from my point, here are soem of my favorite juices:
1 pear, 1 inch piece of ginger, 1/3 cucumber and 1/3 – 1/2 head of romaine
1 orange, 1 inch piece of ginger, 4 leave kale, 1/3 cucumber
1 granny smith apple, 1/3 cucumber, 3 stalks celery, 2 – 3 leaves of Swiss chard, 1/3 lemon
1 granny smith apple, 3 stalks celery, 1 inch piece ginger, 1/3 lemon, 3 leaves kale
1 pear, 1 bu watercress, 1 inch piece ginger
1 granny smith apple, 1/2 bu parsley, 2 stalks celery, 1/3 cucmber
These are all 8 -12 oz juices. Just like any other food we put into our bodies, our stomach can only digest so much at one time and the rest is stored. If you want another juice in 45 minutes, do it, your boduy has digested what you drank, but having a 24 oz juice isn’t going to do any more for your health than a 12oz.
Remember – greens, fruit, veggies.
Have fun 🙂