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    Could You Be Getting More From These Foods With a Juicer?

    The benefits of juicing will change your life. The hustle and bustle of modern living is spreading. As a species we’re always in a rush. Rushing to get to work, rushing to get home, rushing to meet friends or just rushing in general. This quick pace of living makes it hard for us to maintain a healthy diet enriched with fruit and vegetables.

    With this in mind, the positives for owning a juicer or smoothie maker are clearly evident. You don’t need to take time preparing and cooking vegetables when you can just shove them in whole and enjoy the fruity goodness that comes out of the other side. Here’s just some of the fruits, vegetables and grains that you might start to eat more of if you find a juicer that’s right for you.

    Kale

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    Kale is one of those leafy greens that many people refer to as a ‘super food’, but do you know how to cook it? Leave it in the steamer or pan a minute too long and it will turn to slime. If you don’t cook it long enough it can be tough. Running Kale through a juicer will remove this conundrum and allow you to digest the green goodness in a handy liquid portion. As a source of vitamins and calcium it will give your diet a boost.

    Ginger

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    Ginger has a range of positive properties include its effectiveness for lowering cholesterol (source). However many people will struggle to find a way to add this root to their diet. On its own it is stringy and bitter, whilst ginger beer often contains a lot of sugar. Luckily you can run a full stick of ginger through your juicer and you can digest the benefits much easier than by chewing through it all day. It’s also handy to add ginger juice to other juice recipes to give them a nice kick.

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    Beetroot

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    According to the BBC fresh beetroot is a rich source of calcium, iron, vitamins A and C and potassium. There are a number of ways to eat beetroot, but adding a raw fresh one to your juice recipe will add colour and extract that rich goodness. All you have to do is slice the root in half and throw it in the mix.

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    Seeds

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    Seeds are a rich source of fibre and protein, but eating them raw can be a hard mouthful to swallow. Soaking them in water to soften them up before adding them to a fruity smoothie can be a great way to add them to your diet. Poppy, pumpkin, sunflower and chia seeds are all great additions to your diet.

    Citrus

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    We all know how to eat an orange. Loosen the skin, peel it, get rid of the thick white rind… bored yet? It can be enough to put anyone off. Granted you’ll still need to peel your orange before juicing, but you can do so with a knife to speed up the process before enjoying that sweet colourful nectar. You can do the same with lemons, limes and grapefruit. Citrus is rich in vitamin C which supports the immune system.

    Pomegranate

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    Do you like how pomegranates taste but can’t go through the hassle of picking out the seeds one by one? You might enjoy them more if you run them through your juicer. All you have to do is spoon out that sweet juicy inside and let the juicer do its thing. According to the NHS pomegranate juice may slow down prostate cancer and it improves blood flow to the heart. There’s also evidence to suggest it reduces the risk of osteoporosis.

    What juicer do I need to enjoy these foods?

    To get the most from the foods mentioned in this article you’ll want to purchase either a slow press or masticating juicer. These juicers will press the juice and nutrients out of a juicer automatically separating the liquid from the pulp which can be thrown away.

    Author Bio

    This article was written by Will Hitchmough for Juice Producer. Juice Producer are constantly promoting the values of owning juicers and blenders as a convenient way to gain nutrients from fresh fruit and vegetables. Join the juice revolution for yourself today.



    About the author

      Holly

      Thank you for reading my article! I am Holly Nunan, a mother of three daughters aged four, six and eight. I'm an Exercise Physiologist with a passion for exercise, fitness, raising healthy children and natural and alternative remedies. I have a simple mission to help each reader that comes to our website to take away one new piece of healthy information that they can immediately apply to their life. If I've helped you find that today, it's mission accomplished!