Week 19 (Health) Goal: Juicing

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JuicingThis week’s health goal is centered on juicing. Take this week to understand juicing and its benefits. If you currently own a juicer or citrus press, make some fresh juice. If you don’t and you are feeling extra committed invest in a juicer. What is it?

Juicing is extracting the juice from fruits and vegetables. It is that simple. What’s left? All of the fiber, which can be disposed of. It can also be used as fertilizer if you compost in your yard. Some people keep the leftovers to cook with. Juicing shouldn’t be confused with blending, where fruits and vegetables are liquefied, but the fiber remains in the drink.

Why should you do it?

The benefits of juicing are numerous. First, by removing the fiber from fruits and vegetables, you can consume a lot more. This means more nutrients for your body. It is also easier on your digestive system, giving you plenty of nutrients without so much digestive work. While fiber is good for you, juicing can give you a big health boost if you have a glass or two a day. You can get more information from the experts at Web MD.

How should you do it?

There are many different types of juicers on the market, from a Target brand to professional juicers. Prices and quality will vary, of course. But using a juicer rather than a blender is highly recommended. Even if you go with a cheaper version, a juicer is a great investment for you and your family. Most even come with recipe books for delicious fruit and veggie combinations.

 

Be BETTER recommends The Big Book of Juice. Check it out here