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I have shared briefly on the benefits of vegetable juice to revitalize our bodies. Now, I am going to share a few tips and tricks on preparing fresh raw vegetable juices using Champion Juicer.
1. Which vegetable should you juice?
Good question! It is all up to YOU.
To make juicing pleasant and enjoyable, the vegetables you choose must taste pleasant or according to your taste preference.
Avoid strong tasting vegetables eg. leeks, onion, garlic etc even though these are healthy choices.
Be creative to try mix and match different types of vegetables so that you will get a good variety of nutrients.
One good guide I follow is to incorporate a rainbow colored range of vegetables in my juices. Champion Juicer chews up practically any type of vegetables you feed to the juicing chamber.
2. Balance vegetables which are high in sugar content with other lower sugar vegetables.
Generally, root vegetables contain higher sugar than those vegetables that grow above the ground.
Use carrots, beetroots, potatoes, cabbage etc in moderation and always mix with vegetables like celery, cucumber, leafy greens, lettuce etc. These are choices that are friendly to the Champion Juicer.
3. Use organic vegetables whenever possible and stick to local produce.
Even though Champion Juicer separates the mineral nutrients from the pulp where inorganic pesticides may be trapped, it is always wise to spent a little more to buy organic grown vegetables. You will get more nutrients out of organic vegetables.
Support the local produce or farm. That way, you will get vegetables that are fresh and full of enzymes.
4. Drink immediately.
Even though Champion Juicer can make you high quality juices which are not compromised by oxidation, you will get the best of nutrients if you drink it immediately after you juice it.
Having said so, juices made with Champion Juicer can be stored up to a day with a slight decrease in nutrients.
Here’s what you should do. Pour the juice gently into a narrow necked glass bottle right up to the very top to keep the oxygen out. Screw tight the lid, wrap the bottle with Aluminum foil to cut out the light. Store in fridge.
There are a few interesting tricks when juicing with Champion Juicer.
Juicing soft fruits and vegetables
This juicer is excellent for juicing hard fruits and vegetables. When comes to soft fruits or leafy vegetables, Champion juicer is less efficient. Here’s what you can do.
Plan your juicing ingredients to have a mix of soft and hard fruits or vegetables
Juice a few pieces of soft ones then followed by the hard ones
Repeat till you finish all the ingredient.
The hard fruit will help to push the soft ones through easily hence yields maximum juice
Juicing ginger, garlic or onion
Do not juice ginger, garlic or onion at the tail end when juicing with Champion Juicer. Push these ingredients through together with other juicy hard fruits or vegetables for eg. green apples, carrot, celery, beet etc.
Remove all seeds
When you are juicing with Champion Juicer, be sure to remove all seeds in the fruits of your choice. The apple seeds contain cyanogenic glycosides which is poisonous. Raw seeds are also “enzyme inhibitors” which will neutralize some of the enzymes your body produces. In fact, eating foods with enzyme inhibitors may cause a swelling of the pancreas in the long run. So, make sure you remove all raw seeds.
Peeling the skins
If you are not using organic fruits and vegetables when juicing with Champion Juicer, you do need to peel the skins of any fruits. Wash and rinse the leafy vegetables thoroughly before you juice.
Make sure you peel the skin of non organic carrots and discard the green top. Be generous to cut at least an inch from the green top and use the rest of the root. The green top contains certain form of poison when one takes in a large amount.
Making carrot juice with Champion Juicer gives you the best supply of Beta Carotene. Beta Carotene is a powerful antioxidant effective in fighting against some forms of cancer, especially lung cancer. Current research suggests that it may also protect against stroke, and heart disease. Research also shows that the beta carotene in vegetables supplies this protection, not vitamin supplements.