You see it every time you go to the supermarket on the plastic bags even you use to package your fruits and vegetables. The message on the bags is make sure to eat the proper servings of fruits and vegetables daily. It states to have at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day for better health. Eating five or more
servings of vegetables and fruits each day is the message being referenced here but yet very few people do this task.
If you or children aren’t big fans of fruits and vegetables, the vegetables especially, it may be a difficult thing to be able to fit in and consume what is considered to be a portion. And, to do it five times per day at that, seems impossible. In this case juicing might be exactly what you’re looking for. Instead of consuming all those
prepackaged prepared juices, consider making your own juices. Spend that money on fresh produce and taste the difference. Besides those packed juices are made from concentrates.
They’re also heated to give the product a shelf life which destroys the bacteria, but this heating destroys the essential enzymes and a good amount of the vitamins. Below are some vegetable juice recipes to assist you in getting started. If you are addicted to all the sweetened drinks and sodas, this is a very simple recipe to
wean you off of them. It is very sweet. Loaded with beta-carotene for the eyes and contains antioxidants.
And don’t worry the sugars contained in vegetables and the fruits won’t spike your insulin levels the way soft drinks will. Two apples and six carrots, a pinch of ginger and cinnamon. Wash the produce, core the apple and cut the tops off the carrots, cut into pieces and juice. Serve chilled. A variation on the recipe can be made
by adding about 2 cups of fresh spinach. This will increase the vitamin and antioxidant content and provide you your portion of green vegetables. If you’re not a fan of spinach, thats okay, this will give you the ability to tolerate the taste of the spinach.
Another benefit is if you drink a glass of this it will keep your hunger satisfied for hours. If you do feel hungry again, have another glass. The great thing about this juice is you can have as much as you want without adding any extra calories. If you have tried V8 juice and liked it, here’s a basic vegetable juice recipe that you could
try that imitates V8 juice, without all the added chemicals. If you want something a little different, you can add anything else you please.
Three large tomatoes, one cucumber, a dash of salt, and a dash of pepper. To enhance the flavor, add the veggies you think you want to try beets, carrots, even an onion. You can flavor it with spices like basil, oregano, and parsley. If your family is not into broccoli try this recipe.
One broccoli crown (to begin with), four apples, four celery stalks, and in case you want to kill the flavor of the broccoli, add half a lemon to the mix.
These basic recipes should help you to get started. Make fresh juice as needed only as the nutrients are most potent directly after juicing.