Drinking your juice on an empty stomach and at least 30-45 minutes before a meal is ideal. It allows your body to absorb all the amazing nutrients quicker. Most people will drink one large juice in the morning and this is fantastic. However, your body is only going to absorb the nutrients it needs and then the rest will pass through you and never get used. A great way to get around this is to break your juice up and drink it throughout the day about 30-45 minutes before you eat. I do this by juicing once in the morning and dividing my juice into 4-6 300ml mason jars. Doing this will allow your body to get the most out of your juice and you will notice the difference.
Some people will say it is best to drink the juice as soon as you juice it. There are many claims that using a fast juicer will allow some of the nutrients to die off faster when the chopping element heats up. Using a slow crush juicer will allow the nutrients to live longer allowing you refrigerate the juice and still get all the nutrients your body needs. If you don’t have a juicer you can blend the ingredients and push them through a nut bag. This will also make it very easy to drink without the pulp. If you feel you haven’t juiced enough to fill all your jars, you can top them up with Coconut water. Coconut water has many benefits including antioxidants so is a great addition.
Now, what should I juice? I always say the best juicing recipe to get you started is carrot, beetroot and ginger. This is a lovely sweet tasting juice if you don’t over do the ginger. Ginger is amazing for your digestive system and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Carrot is an excellent source of beta-carotene which is one of the most powerful antioxidants and beetroot is known to help detoxify the liver.
Try not to get overwhelmed with packing too many fruit and vegetables into your juicer. A good way to start is to stick with two vegetables and one fruit. Goodluck!
Nicky G xx