Juicing… Is it good? Is it bad? What are the benefits, risks, and effects juicing has on your body? We know, you have so many unanswered questions, leaving you feeling slightly confused and overwhelmed, which is why we have decided to put this simply! Everything you need to know about juicing – with DNA Juicer
There are no right or wrong answers to juicing. It is important, however, to ensure that you are juicing correctly. There are a few things to take into account when you starting out, which include: why are you juicing, which juicer should you be purchasing, what fruit and vegetables are you juicing, and lastly, is juicing right for your body and lifestyle?
Benefits Of Juicing
There are so many benefits of juicing, if you are looking to achieve any of the below, then juicing is the right way to go!
Helps with weight loss
Detoxifies the body and cleanses the liver
Ensures you are able to get more fruits and vegetables in your diet
Great for skin conditions and improves the condition of hair
Gives you more energy to tackle your day
Improves your brain power
Juicing can ease pain
It is a powerful healer for diseases
Improves your eyesight
Promotes good sleep
Strengthens your immune system
It is delicious!!
Which Fruits And Vegetables Are Good To Juice
There is such a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that you can use for juicing! We love the idea of ‘combos by color’ meaning, for each juice you make, you work around the colors of the rainbow, this way you are sure to get all necessary nutrients and vitamins throughout the week.
We advise using a ratio of 1:3 (fruits : vegetables) so that your juices are not too filled with sugar, but still taste great!
Kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, avocado, apple, kiwi, lime, green grapes, and pear
Red & Pink
Beetroot, apple, grapefruit, watermelon, strawberries, red grapes and raspberries
Orange & Yellow
Butternut, pineapple, sweet potato, carrot, lemon, mango, orange, and papaya
Blue & Purple
Blackberries, figs, blueberries, and prunes
How Often Should You Juice
This is entirely up to you, there are many ways you can incorporate juicing into your lifestyle.
If you have never juiced before, we recommend adding one juice to your diet a day either on an empty stomach or with breakfast.
The more you get familiar with juicing, then you can start replacing your breakfast with a healthy juice. We only recommend replacing a meal if your aim is to detox or lose weight, otherwise carry on enjoying it with your food.
If you would like to try a juicing cleanse, we recommend doing 1, 3, 5, 7, or 10 Days. Perhaps start off by making every Monday a juice cleanse and once you have the strength to do a 3 day cleanse then you must just ensure that 3 days before your cleanse you remove caffeine, alcohol, sugar and meat products from your diet so that your body doesn’t go into a shock when you start the cleanse.
Which Juicer Do We Recommend
Centrifugal Vs. Masticating Juicers
There are so many different kinds of juicers available on the market, however, the single most important factor you need to take into account when starting your juicing journey is the quality of the juicer you purchase! The main difference between the centrifugal and masticating juicers is the way in which they break down the food.
The Centrifugal Juicers have one blade that rotates at a very high speed to break down the food allowing it to flow freely, much like a blender. The result of this juice has a lot more foam and separates quickly. They are also noisy, which makes sense due to their lower price brackets.
The Masticating Juicers make use of various ‘gears’ instead of blades. Most nutritionists prefer this method since the juice does not come into contact with high temperatures ensuring the natural enzymes remain. The masticating or ‘Cold Press Juicers’ are slightly more expensive, however, the convenience, quality, and sound of the juicer are worth every other cent.
After much research, we came across the DNA Cold Press Juicer which we believe offers superior technology at an affordable price. It is simple to use, easy to clean and doesn’t give off any loud noises. You can also make delicious sorbets with the DNA Juicer!
Where Can I Purchase The DNA Juicer?
If you click this link HERE you will be able to find more information on the juicer and purchase it directly off the website.
Recipe: Warm Apple Spiced Elixir
This Perfect Winter Warmer is great for inflammation, bloating and flu symptoms.
6 x apples (of choice)
2 – 3 thumb size pieces of ginger (depending on how strong you like it)
Half of a lemon
3 x cinnamon sticks
1. Place your apples, ginger and lemon through your juicer
2. Once the above has been done, place the juice into a small pot on the stove
3. Heat the stove up to medium heat
4. Once the elixir is warm, add 1 tsp of raw honey and the cinnamon sticks
5. Stir the honey until it has dissolved
6. Enjoy your warm elixir!
Recipe: Pineapple Strawberry Limeade
The Refreshing Summer Sip is great for digestion, fat loss, cellulite and detoxing.
1 x pineapple
1.5 x cups of strawberries
1 x small lime
1. Cut the pineapple to remove the skin, as well as the lime
2. Cut the leaves off of the strawberries
3. Add all of the fruit into the juicer
4. Serve the juice with lots of ice!