There are many benefits of juicing fresh fruits and vegetables
If you don’t enjoy eating fresh fruits and vegetables, drinking fresh juice may be a fun way to add fruits and vegetables you normally wouldn’t eat to your diet.
- Fresh juice will have most of the vitamins and minerals found in the whole fruit and vegetable but does not have the same amount of healthy fibre
- Juicing is not any healthier than eating whole fruits and vegetables
- When juicing, try to keep some of the pulp to increase fibre. This will also help to fill you up
- Try to drink the juice immediately after making it as saving freshly squeezed juice in the fridge can increase chances of developing harmful bacteria.
- Alternately freeze the juice. This is also a great way to cut down on the workload and allows you to buy your fresh fruit and vegetables in bulk
- Note that juices from some fruits and vegetables can contain more sugar than you might realise, so be careful with what you are juicing if you are trying to lose weight
To find out more about how juicing may work for your unique dietary and lifestyle needs, book an appointment with our experienced Dietician!