Monday, January 31, 2011

Juice Up You Life 101: Fruits and Vegetables

Have you chosen the right juicer for you?  You may be very eager to use it, but hold on it for a while. :-) It's not yet time. Let's first check on what to juice. There are two kinds of juices that you can make - a fruit juice

or a vegetable juice.

Most of them can be mixed, however there are certain combinations that result to unpleasant tastes.  What to combine in making a juice deserves a separate blog.  So I'll be blogging about it in my next post. For now, let me just remind you that not all fruits and vegetables are created equal! Yes. So we have to be careful of what kind of fruits or vegetables we are juicing. Remember, the primary reason to gulp in juices daily is to take in something that is packed with nutrients. If you are not being careful of what to juice, you might be taking in a drink concentrated with herbicides and pesticides, thus defeating the very purpose of juicing. Organic fruits and vegetables should be the first option. In Metro Manila, organic fruits and vegetables are available in Market Market and Salcedo Village in Makati during weekends. But don't lose hope if there is  no organic produce available in your place. The next best thing to do if fruits and vegetables are not organic is to  wash your produce with running water for a while or dip it, of not more than 15 minutes, with water plus salt. Also, fruits such as apples and pears must be peeled and deseeded before juicing because those are being waxed. You don't want your juice mixed with unseen wax, right? With crops such as sugarbeets, carrots, jicamah (singkamas), radish and sweet potatoes, I preferred them peeled if not scrub thoroughly to avoid soil contamination to my juice. 

Are we now ready to make juice?  :-)

P.S. I've been swamped with work today, I can't wait to hit my bed right after finishing this blog. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my site. I really appreciate it. 

1 comment:

  1. I can see pretty good info and healthy tips, but I suggest you as well needs to be healthy and give yourself a breather, go out and have a break not a kitkat but like a weekend out of the city and pamper yourself!

    Take Care!