Juicing is a healthy method of getting a lot of fresh vegetables into your diet. And, it is very convenient, with just about anything you can buy in the supermarket being a good juicer.
But when did we start drinking juice instead of water? The humble juicer has been around for quite some time. In the beginning, only farmers and people who had big families would use one.
But there are so many problems with juicing; why bother with it if it will end up on the back of the fridge rather than on our shelves? There are more immediate problems; like making sure you have enough vegetables and fruit to make sure that you get enough daily recommended amounts of fiber and antioxidants.
One way to solve this problem is to start buying a whole lot of vegetables and fruits every week or two weeks instead of leaving them on the shelf because you might forget about them or lose track of the weeks. Or if you know the kind of fruits and vegetables you buy, you can build a habit of always buying the same fruits and vegetables.
Another huge problem with juicing is that some types of vegetables and fruits do not readily become juices. If you use too much-juicing equipment then you might end up with strange colored “mush” in your fruit and vegetable.
Some juicing machines may be too big to fit into small spaces, or they don’t do as well with smaller pieces of fruit and vegetables. This may mean having to go back to the store more often to get what you need.
Also, juicing can lose some of the overall health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. You can find vegetables that don’t look as great when put through a juicer, and they don’t stay as fresh. This is a problem with all types of juicers, not just juicers designed for vegetables and fruits.
The amount of work that goes into juicing can also become a problem, as the vegetables and fruits come off the machine and are mashed into an even smoother consistency. For example, some types of vegetables don’t stay as fine as others when juiced.
Juicing doesn’t always taste as good as eating fresh food, as the mushy vegetables and fruits are still sticky, instead of smooth and clear. Some types of fruits that are supposed to be smooth and crisp aren’t. This makes the juicer equipment less effective at juicing.
For most people, the trouble-free process of juicing can be more of a hassle than anything else. When you have to take it apart and wash the fruit and vegetable pieces yourself, you’re going to find yourself not using it all that often. When you use a large machine for only small pieces of produce, it can turn into a chore.
No matter what type of juicer you buy, it is important to understand what it can and cannot do to keep you healthy. Only then can you decide if juicing is something you want to try.