Juicing your own fruits and vegetables is far more nutritious than any of the store bought juices that have been bottled or canned for months before they are sold and lose their nutrition and vitamin potency.
During summer months it is easy to whip up a pitcher of lemonade with real lemons that actually alkalize you as well as being refreshing and wholesome. Orange juice made from real oranges is like the nectar of the gods and far more superior to the canned concentrates that passes for orange juice today.
Juice bars are continuing to spring up all over and are very popular with health enthusiasts, athletes and for people that need that extra jolt of nourishment. Juicing equipment can be as simple and inexpensive as a juice reamer you can purchase at any department store or as fancy as a Juice Extractor.
Use the freshest ingredients when juicing, wash fruits and vegetables or use organic produce to juice that do not contain pesticides or other chemicals.
Benefits of Juicing for Health:
If you live in a southern state like Florida juicing is as easy as going into your back yard and picking the fruit yourself.
Fruit Juices: You can juice any type of fruit including apples, oranges, peach, plum, cherry, lemon, lime, pineapple and nectarines. Berry juices include, strawberry, raspberry, blue berries and blackberry.
Vegetable Juices: Vegetables that are good for juicing are: carrots, beets, celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, spinach, and cabbage.
Herbs: You could also add the herbs you like to any vegetable juice such as: basil, dill, mint, parsley, tarragon, watercress, and rosemary.
Melons: Melons are great because they contain so much liquid you could fill a glass in no time and they can be cantaloupe, honeydews and watermelons.
Adding garlic cloves to your juice recipe adds the benefits of garlic and its anti-biotic properties. You can also add fresh ginger root to help digestion or easy a stomach ache. Another good addition is coconut milk which is beneficial for many illnesses.