The Pros of Juicing
So allow us start with a definition. Juicing is the means of extracting juice from fruit, vegetables or wheatgrass so that a beverage can be made. Hence, the beverage is called juice and this can be consumed on its own or blended into a smoothie beverage.
So why would you want to juice? There are many benefits of juicing.
Firstly, eating fruit can be uninteresting. Especially if you have little kids, getting them to eat fruit can be a nightmare. Juicing means that you can drink fruit rather than consuming. Now that is simple and fun. If you have children, authorise them do the juicing (supervise them though) so they can see how it works.
Secondly, you cannot exactly blend combinations of fruits. When you juice though, you can mix any combination you like. Have you tried spicy apple juice? Just add a bit of root ginger to the juice (blend the two together) and serve over ice! How simple is that?
Thirdly, it is much easier to get closer to the 5-a-day target you should be aiming for. You should eat 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables per day. That can be difficult if you don't like having fruit. Drinking fruit juice can make that much easier!
Finally, juicing is a great way to 'conceal' particular fruits or vegetables. For example, if you child does not like tomatoes, why not blend a tomato with two apples? The taste of the tomato should not be clear yet the nutrients will be there.
Some people do this with celery and cucumbers too.
About the Author: David Fiske writes for Free Fruit Juicer Recipes at www.fruit-juicer-recipes.co.uk.