…A quick and scrumptious breakfast addition, a glass of fresh juice helps you start your day with a boatload of vitamins and minerals! But like any other lifestyle choice, even juicing comes with some do’s and don’ts. Mentioned below are my top four juicing do’s and don’ts:
1. Do: Follow juicing recipes
A glass of fresh and pure organic juice is perhaps one of the best breakfast additions. Believe it or not, organic juices can be tasty as well. You just have to add the correct proportions of fruits and vegetables for the perfect combination that is both good for the body and appealing to the taste buds. The ingredients must mix well and enhance the overall health quotient of the juice.
So if you’re new to juicing, throwing together concoction of different items can result in some odd tastes and quickly put you off the idea of juicing again!
Following juicing recipes created by nutritionists and systematically planning your week ahead can save you time while helping boost your immunity.
Start slow, follow the tried and tested recipes, and then gradually start experimenting.
2. Don’t: Repeat the same fruits and vegetables over and over:
Vegetables such as cabbages, carrots, beetroots, kale and bitter gourd are considered the healthiest options for juicing. These veggies are high on antioxidants and low on calories, thus cleansing the body and helping support your overall health. However, variety is the spice of life, so don’t get stuck in a rut consuming the same fruits and vegetables every day. Try different recipes and ingredients to enhance the nutritional content of your juice. Plus, to receive a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, you need to consume a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
3. Do: Consume Mindfully:
Many people simply gulp the entire contents of the glass down their throats before rushing out to the office. Juice is not meant to be gulped down all at once; if you can, take your time to enjoy your glass of juice in the morning. Sit down, relax and cherish the freshness of the organic fruits and veggies. Swirl the contents inside your mouth savouring the taste before consuming, as this enhances digestion and gives your body the time required for absorbing the nutrients.
4. Don’t: Be solely dependent on juices:
Consuming organic juices is a great addition to your day, but is in no way a meal replacement. Although you can juice as part of a specific cleanse protocol, remember that juices are an extra bonus of nutrition that enhances your health and not equivalent to a meal. So rather than shunning calories, learn how to eat in a way that energises you and is sustainable long-term.
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