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Want to start juicing but don’t know what to juice?

fruit and vegetablesIf you are new to juicing, start juicing with the fruits you enjoy eating. This way, your body will already be familiar with its pleasant taste.

Step 1: Start with the more common produce first which are easier on your stomach, like carrots, apples, oranges or watermelons. They are gentle and mild on your taste bud and on your stomach. Look online for juice recipes.

Step 2: After juicing these a few times, you may feel ready to add something new to your menu. You might like to use carrots and green apples as a base in most of your juices and add other items to it to make great-tasting and healthy juices. This is when you begin to add some vegetables.
Vegetable juices may not be palatable to some people in the beginning and takes some time to get used to, but their health properties are immense.
On lazy days you can simply juice one carrot, one apple, one tomato and one orange altogether. These have all the best ingredients that when combined, provide a synergy of the nutrients which are powerful in keeping you at your peak. And they taste delicious.
Try to add at least one or two medium-sized beetroot per week in your juicing diet. Beetroots are both powerful cleansers and builders of the blood and kidneys, therefore, its consumption should be limited to no more than one/week if you’re just starting.

Step 3: The greener the vegetables, the more nutritionally valuable they are, and less palatable. When you think you are ready for green vegetables, remember your base (carrot and green apples). Add any greens you fancy: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, cucumber, lettuce, spinach, kale, Swiss chard, etc. The more greens you have, you may want to add more green apples (up to 2-3 depending on how much you’re juicing), and 1/4 or 1/2 slice of lemon to go with it for taste. By the way, lemon is a superfood that will not only help detoxify your system, it also multiplies your nutrients absorption rate by up to 5 times. Juice it with the peel for its bioflavonoids and essential oils that make it a super immunity booster. More about what you should peel or not to peel.

Step 4: You are well on your way when you have achieved Steps 1, 2 and 3 above. You may now want to start to experiment with all other kinds of fruits and vegetables. Check out this list of fruits/vegetables and their health benefits and add any other vegetables that you may have in season.

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