You can make sure your drink is the healthiest it can be just by looking at it. Green vegetables should make up the majority of your drink, giving it a distinctly bright green color. Green Veggies are packed with key nutrients and contain chlorophyll. Chlorophyll has a multitude of benefits for the human body, including, improvement of blood circulation and won’t cause your blood sugar levels to spike. Not only that, but chlorophyll aids in oxygenating, detoxifying, and cleansing your body.
Taking away from that awesome green color is the addition of too many fruits or sweet vegetables. Adding too many of these will increase the amount of sugar in the form of fructose sugar to your drink. Many will add these ingredients to improve the taste but don’t realize that that can cause your blood sugar levels to spike. Spiking sugar levels are not good for sustained energy and can be very bad for those suffering from diabetes and Candida.
A centrifugal juicer is less expensive, but it uses high speeds to squeeze your fruits and veggies. These high speeds introduce heat and oxygen, which in turn, destroys important enzymes and nutrients. Instead, try a cold pressed juicer that won’t destroy those delicate nutrients. A cold press juicer slowly compresses your fruits and vegetables, providing you with a higher quality juice. Also, this process extracts more from your ingredients that ends up saving you money in the long run.
The best time to drink your juice is on an empty stomach. Try drinking it first thing in the morning about a half hour before breakfast. This will ensure that you absorb the nutrients quicker and nothing is wasted. Doing so will also use the smallest amount of digestive energy. Remember, juicing is not meant to be a meal replacement but as a means to bring you to optimal health.
Many of us have busy schedules, and it may seem easier to juice in bulk to save time and drink later. In reality, not drinking your juice immediately after making it will remove a large amount of nutrients. Once your juice is made, air and light will start in destroy essential nutrients. If time is a big factor, to reduce the amount of nutrients lost, store your juice in a dark, airtight container in the fridge. There will still be some lost nutrients but it is still better than not juicing at all.