Remember if you want to harness the maximum amount of enzyme power and vitamins from foods you juice, you need to use a juicer that does not create 'heat' when processing.
A juicer with metal parts will break down the enzymes, as will a juicer which has a motor close to the juicing mechanism.
Here are two examples:
1. Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juicer
>> Features: Stainless Steel Blades
2. Bella™ High Power Juice Extractor
>> The cutter blades sit right on top of the Motor.
It's worth the small investment to buy a masticating juicer, that will keep the nutrients in your foods intact, and thus contribute to your good health.
I own an Omega Juicer like this one:
Notice that the motor is in the back of the machine, away from the chute.
Also, there are no metal parts in the 'juicing' mechanism... instead there is acplastic rotating grinder that basically chews the foods releasing the juice.
Apple Beet Celery Juice
Strong anti-oxidants and vitamins.
- 1 small, or half a medium organic Red-skin Apple
- 1/4 organic Beet
- 3-4 organic Broccoli florets
- 2-3 stalks fresh organic Celery
- 1 organic Red Radish (2 if small)
- 1/2 large Carrot
- 3 leaves organic Red or Green Leaf Lettuce
- 2 tsp. fresh organic Lemon juice (add at the end)
Cut each item into slices that will fit the juicer's chute. Add lemon juice at the end.
Juice all, and drink up!
TIP: Save the pulp and add to stew, soup, or muffins! You can freeze it and use it later.
When Should I Drink My Juice?
It's best to drink your juice on an empty stomach, either first thing in the morning, or an hour away from meals.
This will allow you to absorb the maximum amount of nutrients.
If you are just beginning to juice, and your normal diet includes many processed foods or refined sugar, take it slow!
Start by juicing once every 2 - 3 days and increase the amount slowly. The reason for this is that when you juice, your body absorbs the nutrients very quickly, and will begin to detox your cells.
If you detox too fast, it can overload your liver and kidneys and make you feel sick.
Another caution is juicing fruits.
Most fruits are high in sugar. You don't want to include many fruits in your juices since they will spike your blood sugar.
Diabetics should consult their doctor or a nutritionist before beginning a juicing regimen that includes fruit. Vegetables are not a problem.
Choose a small red apple (actually lowers blood sugar when eaten with the skin), or 2 small slices of pineapple, half a peach, or half a pear per juice. These fruits are lower in sugar.
BERRIES - are Great.. but with the exception of Cherries, don't juice well.
~ Cheers! ♥