The juices that heal that you must know. For about twenty years, a real madness has seized the organic movement in the United States but, curiously, it still has not really crossed the ocean: the madness of “juicing”.
“Juicing” comes from the word “juice”, and it simply means making fresh juices from raw vegetables and fruits, consumed daily or even several times a day for people seeking a particular effect on their own. their health.
Indeed, it’s not just a question of having fun, although many cocktails are absolutely delicious. The goal is also to heal. According to the juice specialists, there are cocktails:
- against migraine
- for a better sleep
- against pimples
- a “youth elixir”
- against bloating
- to prepare well for a hearty meal
- to remineralize
Just an example of a simple cocktail that I did last night and that I found delicious:
Mix two apples with 1 big rib of celery in branch. It seems that it promotes relaxation and helps to sleep better. The mixture is surprisingly good.
How it works
There are three main reasons that could make you make your own juices:
Juices help you absorb more nutrients from raw vegetables – this is important because most of us suffer from poor digestion due to poor food choices for years. Extracting the juice of raw vegetables breaks the fibers and therefore absorbs the precious nutrients more easily;
Vegetable juice is a living element that has many virtues. It has the merit of helping the digestive mucosa to rebuild itself regularly, which makes it interesting and very useful in case of colitis, gastritis and general inflammations; it contains all the nutritional elements of vegetables without the insoluble fibers which are the hardest parts but with soluble fibers that are fermented by our bacteria and strengthen our gut.
Juices also make it possible to eat more fresh vegetables : many people are already struggling to keep pace with the 5 fruits and vegetables a day, while it would probably take 8 or 10, especially vegetables rather than fruits . While drinking a glass of juice, you bring directly to your body what is best in several vegetables;
Vary your vegetables : many people eat the same vegetable salads every day, which causes weariness. But it is very easy to make vegetable juices with vegetables that you do not usually eat. It is also an opportunity to discover new tastes with surprising associations, for example apple and celery branch.
Which fruits and vegetables
Fruit juices are delicious, and fruit-vegetable mixtures sometimes even more thanks to the bittersweet or tangy taste brought by celery, spinach, cabbage leaves …
But if you are overweight, if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or if you have a heart risk, it’s better to focus on organic vegetable juices, especially green vegetables (rather than fruit juices). are rich in sugar).
What is amazing is that you can make juices with any fruit and vegetable, with the exception of banana and avocado that can only mix.
There is of course tomato juice, carrot and beetroot juice, but they are very sweet.
In fact, the great classics of organic “juicing” are cabbage leaves of all kinds (white, red, green, curly), broccoli, celery, turnips, cucumbers, fennel, parsley, endives , zucchini, yellow peppers, red and green, peas, endives, garlic and onion (onion in small quantities because not easy to digest).
You can almost always add a piece of ginger and a lemon or lime juice.
To further improve the taste, do not hesitate to put a drop of stevia, a natural sweetener that has a small taste of licorice that fits very well with vegetable juices.
You will find that the combinations are infinite, and that you will obtain the most varied tastes, generally very pleasant. It’s a real adventure in the world of forgotten tastes that you offer yourself by making juices, in addition to a nice gift of nutrients for your body.
Juices that care that you must know: The organization
The problem of “juicing” is that it requires organization because:
You need a special machine to take full advantage of plants
The juice does not keep, and oxidizes if you do not drink it immediately; you can not make it once a month, then drink it in small portions.
Many people use, for economic reasons, a centrifuge, which costs only 50 euros in entry, but has the disadvantage of not extracting properly all the juice and pulp. Some of your fruits and vegetables will end up in the trash instead of your glass.
The only really powerful tool for making vegetable juices is the extractor.
It is much more expensive (between 250 and 350 euros) but it recovers a lot more juice and nutrients. The pulp coming out of an extractor is almost dry, there is nothing lost. On the other hand, the juice is purer than with a centrifuge, which lets a lot of fibers pass.
The extractor also has the advantage of keeping the juice for the day safe from oxidation.
However, it is essential to choose a simple model, which will minimize the time of installation and cleaning, otherwise you will not use it. If you live alone or in pairs, there are manual extractors that will do the trick. They are also much more accessible (54 euros).
Last advice for the road
Start making your juices with vegetables that you usually eat. The taste should be nice to you, without causing nausea. It is very important to listen to your body when making juices. Have a drink at breakfast, and make sure you do not feel any discomfort in the stomach all morning. If your stomach makes strange noises, it’s because you can not stand one or more vegetables. In my case, I realized that I could not drink a lot of cabbage juice, which is a shame because it is very good and anti-cancer virtues are proven.