If you are juicer like many of us, you probably have a few questions you would like to get answers. It may seem simple to juice, but that is far from the truth. A lot of people make mistakes, sometimes without knowing, during juicing, with the ingredients, or even when using the juice. Today, we are going to cover the common questions that many juicers have and provide answers to them.
Even if you are not an experienced juicer, these answers will still be helpful to you as it will help you shorten your learning curve. You will also understand how to avoid certain mistakes in the future when making your favorite drinkable treats.
Q: Which is the best juicer?
A: The first thing you should consider when you are starting juicing is the equipment. So it makes a lot of sense if you are wondering the best juicer in the market to kick-start your juicing journey. The best juicer is one that is closest to meeting your needs. And this also depends on many things including your priorities as well as lifestyle. Different juicers also have different strengthens, which is also the factor you should consider when getting one. Without going any further with this, the most honest answer to this question is that the question does not have a single answer. Just get your priorities right and it will come to you.
Q: Are fruit juices safe?
A: Short answer, yes they are safe. Fruit juices have benefits that outweigh any concern you might have, which is usually negligible at best. This question is common for people who are starting juicing for health reasons. If you don’t have blood sugar or yeast infections, there is no need for you to avoid using fruit juices. The natural sugar found in the juice is easily assimilated and digested, unlike processed sugar.
Q: Can’t we just eat our veggies and fruits instead of juice?
A: While it is hard to argue with this reasoning, there are big differences between eating the fruits and drinking freshly squeezed juice from the same fruit. The freshly squeezed juice contains lots of invaluable minerals, vitamins, fatty acids, enzymes, and amino acids as well as other valuable nutrients. It takes up to five or more fruits to make a cup of juice, so while you can drink more than one cup of squeezed juice, I don’t think you can eat ten oranges at a go. And that is one of the easiest reasons why it is better to drink juice than eating fruits.
Q: What are the basic juicing tips for a beginner?
A: This is also one of the most commonly asked questions. For a beginner, all you need to know is you should use organic ingredients whenever possible, be sure to wash them properly before putting in the juicer, remove large pits such as apricots and peaches before juicing, but some seeds such as lemons, limes, and grapes are okay, remove the tops from carrots, but leave the stems in your vegetables and lastly, use a masticating juicer if you can.
Q: When is the best time to drink juice?
A: The good thing about juicing is that you can drink it at any time you wish, but several researchers have found that that the best time to drink juice is in the morning when your stomach is empty so that the enzymes can absorb the nutrients easily. You should also wait at least ten minutes before eating something else.
Q: Which juicer is perfect for extracting the best juice?
A: Generally, the best juicer is the masticating types especially the twin gear. They are slow, which means there is enough time for the machine to extract all the nutrients from your ingredients. Also, your ingredients will have to pass between two cylindrical gears that are extremely close, which break down your food thoroughly releasing the fibers. You will notice the difference when using centrifugal and masticating juicers. The juice from masticating appears vibrant and colored, probably due to rich nutrients. However, there isn’t a change in the quantity of juice extracted by this juicer.
Q: Will I lose weight drinking juice?
A: Drinking juice is the easiest way to consume loads of nutrients at once without having to eat the whole fruits or vegetables. Without adding anything, you can lose weight drinking juice like carrot, cucumber, amla, pomegranate, cabbage, and watermelon.
Q: What are the base recipes for juicing?
A: The base recipe for juicing includes carrots, apple, and oranges.
Q: Is juicing costly?
A: This depends on many things. First, what is your objective of juicing, is it something you want to do for the rest of your life? Do you have a garden? Many people juicing but end up abandoning it because of the first bad experience, so if you are getting in, be sure to commit. Ingredients are not that expensive to obtain, and you can get a juicer for as little as $40.
Q: Do I have to drink the juice right away?
A: It is good to drink your juice right away after juicing as it will ensure you receive the most nutrients, including the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. If you want to produce juice for future use, it is recommended to use a green life juicer or green power juicer as its juices can be stored for long periods without losing much nutrition. But, you should always drink your juice after making.
Q: Do pesticides sprayed on fruit affect your health?
A: Unless the fruits and vegetables are certified ‘organic’, they are sprayed with pesticides. In most cases, this is quite unavoidable as not all fruits you will come across in the grocery store is grown organically. However, you can be sure of healthy juice by soaking your fruits or vegetables for up to 10 minutes in a mixture of clean water, apple cider vinegar, and sea salt. If you start smelling coming from the water, that means that the pesticides are coming off.