Juicing FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions about Juicing

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 1. Do you still need to take nutritional supplements if you are on a daily     juicing schedule?

You will find that you need far less of all the expensive food supplements in the form of    vitamin and mineral tablets, if you are juicing on a regular basis. This will be especially true if you use one of the masticating juicers such as the Champion Juicer or the Norwalk Juicer with its cutting and grinding action. These juicers are claimed to have the highest nutrient preserving rates.

2. Can you juice softer fruits?
Soft textured fruits like strawberries, melons and peaches create a very thick juice and may put additional stress on the motor. However, combining these softer fruits with harder vegetables and fruits like crunchy apples and carrots will work better.

3. Should you peel your Veggies before juicing?
Most of the nutrients are in the skins of fruits and vegetables; so do not peel the skin unless you have to. Certain citrus fruits must be peeled, like oranges and grapefruits just try to keep as much of the white part which is directly under the skin as you can. Mango and Papaya contain toxic substances and must be peeled.

4. How about those pitts?

You must remove all hard pits. These hard pits will ruin the blades on your juicer machine. Seeds are ok, however consider that apple seeds contain small amounts of cyanide. Consider quickly removing them as well.

5. Why is wheat grass juice so good for us?

The health benefits of Wheat grass are huge and are one of the hot topics today. Claims about wheat grass include cleaning of lymph system, detoxifying properties, nourishment for the liver and kidneys and red blood cell generator.

6. Do I need a special juicer for wheat grass?

Most juicers will not be able to handle the tough fibers of wheat grass. A masticating juicer will do the job. And some masticating juicer will do the job even better. Please look over my review to find what the best masticating juicer is for wheat grass.

7. Can you drink wheat grass if you are on a gluten-free diet?

Wheat grass has been shown to be gluten-free and therefore may be suitable for a gluten-free diet. Apparently gluten is only in the seed kernal and is not present in a younger plant. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet.

8. What is the effect of juicing on blood sugar?

With much less sugar than pure fruit juice, and roughly only about
50% of the calories, fresh vegetable juice will satisfy your sweet tooth
every time. Experiment with carrot juice, or a combination of carrot
and parsley juice when a craving creeps up on you. The powerful juice
jolt gets you out of a craving conundrum every time. It has also been
shown that the benefit of juicing extends to having a stabilizing effect
on blood sugar levels, making you less likely to binge on all the
unhealthy stuff.
However, you need to be careful not to have too heavy a hand on the
fruit side. Concentrate on veggies, in order to keep the sugar content
as low as possible. Remember that carrots are also quite sweet, so
don’t use too many. And if there is someone with diabetes in the
family, consult a doctor or nutritionist before adding juice to the diet.

12. How can juicing help me to lose weight?

Vegetable juice is a low-calorie snack that contains no fat. If you use
it as part of a sensible eating plan, you should see gratifying results.
Fresh juices can be quite filling and will therefore act as a natural
appetite-suppressant in a sense. Having a glass of rich, fresh juice
between meals or just before a heavy meal, will act as a healthy
hunger and craving curber.

13. Will juicing improve the appearance of my skin and hair?
The beauty-building properties in green or brightly colored veggies,
such as cucumber and carrots, will have a marked effect on the
appearance of your skin, hair, and nails. If you increase your intake of
fresh juice, you should be able to cut down on all those expensive
beauty treatments. Your body will simply get a much more
satisfactory injection of essential vitamins, minerals and enzymes.

14. Won’t we lose too much fiber during juicing?

Let’s face it, nothing is better then the real thing.
It is true that juicing removes some of the fiber from the fruit and
vegetables. However, fiber is easy to replace with foods such as
cereals and whole grains.
What weighs much heavier, is the gift of a concentrated, easily
assimilated form of all the enzymes, minerals and vitamins you will be
giving your body through the benefit of juicing. To give you one
example of the benefit: If you eat a raw carrot, your body can only
take in about 1% of the beta carotene. The rest remains trapped in
the fiber. If you juice a carrot, the beta carotene assimilated by your
body, goes up to more than 90%! How’s that for better value for
You will also still be eating whole fruits and veggies. Juicing serves
only as a partial replacement.

15. I like a bit of bite in my juice. Is there anything I can add
to improve the taste?

Add some bite to a bland juice with a touch of ginger. Try it! Ginger
root has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and soothes stomach
irritations, nausea and motion sickness.

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