26. Include lots of vegetables in your juicing to benefit from chlorophyll, which is a compound that acts as the life force within the plant. This compound also offers significant beneficial properties for humans. Consumed raw as part of a juicing regime, the chlorophyll is digested straight into your bloodstream meaning that you are getting all of the benefits that the vegetables have to offer. Wheatgrass has the highest amount of chlorophyll.
27. Drink more green juice. Green juice is juice made mostly from dark leafy greens, such as kale, broccoli, and spinach, but can also include celery, cabbage, broccoli, and apples. Green juice is your best choice in a highly nutrient rich and low sugar drink.
28. For some, the perception that green colored juice looks bad and therefore tastes bad can interfere with the healthy practice of juicing. You can get past your perceived dislike for the color of the juice by adding in some red berries or orange carrots that will improve the color and taste to get a boost of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes that you need to optimize your mental and physical health and wellbeing.
29. To help you become acclimated to the taste of vegetable juice, ease yourself into the taste of green vegetable-based juices so that you aren’t immediately repelled and become turned off juicing forever. Start with mild-tasting vegetables such as celery and cucumbers. As you start to build your juicing palette, you can start to incorporate lettuce, kale, spinach, parsley, or cilantro.
30. To counteract that bitterness of vegetable and green juices, you can add in elements of lemon or lime, grapefruits, cranberries or ginger, each of which have excellent properties that are associated with health and wellbeing.
31. Continue to eat whole vegetables and fruits even while juicing as they produce important insoluble fiber that your body needs.
32. It is best to consume juice on an empty stomach. This will give your body an optimum energy boost and allow for optimal digestion of all of the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes that you need to go about your day.
33. Engage the whole family in juicing, as this is a great way to increase vegetable intake in young kids who hate eating them to make sure they benefit from the regular consumption of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and enzymes.
34. Collect juicing recipes, but also create your own blends to find combinations that please your palate and allow you to remain positive about your new habit.
35. To improve the health and vitality of your skin try combining cucumbers and a small apple (for taste).
36. To fight aging, choose a juicing combination that includes water/milk/aloe-vera juice, blueberries, strawberries, kale, and beetroot.
37. To enhance your libido you can combine coconut water, celery, banana, ginger, basil, and figs.
38. To give yourself an energy boost juice a combination that includes cucumbers, celery, kale, spinach, parsley, lemon and ginger.
39. To satisfy your sweet tooth juice a combination that includes apples, celery, and stir in a little cinnamon.
40. To boost your immune system and prevent the cold and flu, juice blends that include beetroot, carrots, celery, broccoli, garlic, ginger, lemon, and cayenne pepper.
41. If you are overworked or feeling the effects of stress in your life, prepare a stress relief juice with spinach, broccoli, celery, and carrots.
42. If you want to improve your gut health and digestion, boost your intake of papain, which is an enzyme found in papaya that helps digest proteins. Try a juice that includes papaya, kale, cabbage, ginger, and lemon.
43. Juice organic produce – Use only organic vegetables to avoid toxins, and to increase the nutritional value of your produce and healthy enzyme intake.
44. Enhance your juices with ground nuts and seeds and protein powders.
Adding protein powder to your juice makes for a great meal replacement juice.
45. Beware of long term juice cleanses, and make sure to ask your doctor before starting any sort of juice fast.
46. Engage your kids in the juicing process. Let them pick out their own ingredients to get them excited about fruits and vegetables.
47. Buy an airtight container so you can refrigerate your juice and also take it with you to work, the gym or while running errands.
48. If you have an adversity to the taste of vegetable juice, don’t worry, for many it is an acquired taste. Once your body starts to feel the health benefits you’ll be hooked.
49. Balance high yield produce like celery, tomatoes, apples, and cucumbers, with a low yield vegetable like kale to get more juice in your glass.
50. Use herbs and spices in your juice, including basil, parsley, cilantro, mint, turmeric, cumin, nutmeg, ginger and hot peppers to not only enhance flavor but to get their numerous health benefits.