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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Juicy Benefits
Juicers have become popular in recent years. Many of us don’t eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. Juicing makes getting fruits and vegetables and their nutrients easier. You can pack more produce into a glass of juice than you’d be able to eat whole. For example, you will get the nutrients from five cups of chopped carrots in just a single glass of carrot juice.
There are two major types of juices. The first, masticating juicers are quiet, easier to clean and leave behind little pulp. The less expensive centrifugal juicers make a slightly pulpier juice and take up less space.
Here are some ways to squeeze more goodness from fresh juice.
  • Fill up on fiber. Fresh juice contains less fiber than whole fruits and vegetables. You can add some pulp back in or add ground flaxseed.
  • Stabilize sugar. Juices made with fruits and starchy vegetables can be high in sugar. Keep blood sugar levels in check by adding low-sugar vegetables like spinach, kale or wheat grass to your juice. Also pay attention to portion sizes. Stick to a serving size of juice is four to six ounces.
  • Drink it right away. Juice’s beneficial nutrients start to deteriorate shortly after it is pressed. Drink the juice promptly and refrigerate for no longer than a day or two.

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