When I first became interested in juicing I spent several hours searching on the internet. All of the content I read online was duplicated and nothing was original. If you are like me you will learn the simple rules of juicing for beginners and you will come to some important conclusions for yourself. For those who are just starting this regime of juicing I recommended that you start with 2-3 different vegetables and stick with those for a few weeks. Juicing for beginners is easy. I suggest starting your first few weeks of juicing with your choice of cucumbers, romaine, kale, celery, carrots, spinach and apples. These are the basics for juicing for beginners. As you have more experience with juicing you will notice which work well for you before adding others like cabbage, broccoli and dandelion. Slowly add other vegetables like sweet potatoes, potatoes, swiss chard, mustard greens, beets, beet greens and try a few fruits like papaya, pineapple and watermelon. Then after you’ve had some experience juicing you can add some spice to your juices like ginger, garlic and jalapeño.
When you first start juicing you will notice a steady flow of energy all day. I stayed up super late a few nights because I juiced too late in the day. I also noticed how awesome I felt after drinking a juice. It’s like every cell in your body is thanking you for drinking it!
You will sleep sounder that ever before. You will also notice your skin become clearer, softer and will have a beautiful glow. The whites of your eyes will be clearer. Your hair will be thicker, shinier and if you are balding you may notice your hair growing back. Some people may not notice physical benefits right away as the juice is repairing you internally first. Some say they didn’t notice for anything for a few months, but their high energy levels while drinking raw vegetable juice is what kept them juicing. You may also notice that your tastes may change. You will no longer have strong cravings for junk foods and sweets.
Fruits should be eaten whole whenever possible because like many vegetables they contain so much good fiber. It’s the vegetables most people have a difficult time eating. What I love the most is knowing that by noon time I have already had the nutrition of mass amounts of vegetables that I couldn’t possibly eat even in a few days or weeks.
Everyone seems to be really big into the green juices and I think that’s great. But I also recommend that you add red and orange juices to your diet. I use juicing to make up for me not eating vegetables like beets, sweet potatoes and red cabbage.
I recommend drinking your first juice of the day on an empty stomach. It absorbs all the nutrients easily and it after awhile it can replace your morning coffee hopefully.
It is important that if you are taking medications that you find out if certain vegetables and fruits are suitable for you. Also if you have a history of kidney stones you should also be sure to rotate your greens while juicing. Listen to your body and become aware of how you feel after your juice. Cheers to good health!