is your juice healthy?
Juices are a perfect for increasing your fruit & vegetable intake - lets face it, you can hide lots of ingredients from those 'fussy' eaters (think baby spinach with blueberries…. you’d never know)
For the most part juices are a fantastic way of providing us with nutrients and antioxidants that are easy for the body to absorb. But can you get too much of a good thing? For sure!!!!
A few golden rules I always advise my clients to follow:
1/4 to 1/2 a lemon is a staple of all of my juices. This helps to cut through that ‘earthy’ taste many people don't like in a healthier veggie juice
Try to only put 1-2 pieces of fruit in your juice - This is especially true if you are having a juice made at a cafe, or at juice bars as they often are high in fruit. I know this can be a bit tough for some - if that’s you - just aim to start reducing the amount of fruit you put in
Don’t opt for the same type of juice every day - get creative & try different combinations of fruit & veg, this will provide you with a more diverse range of nutrients that your body will appreciate
When you eat fruit & vegetables whole you are also eating the natural fibre. In many people, this fibre helps feed the beneficial gut microbiota and it also increases satiety, so I always opt to leave the fibre or ‘pulp’ in my juices.
Like everything, juicing does depend on the needs and health status of the individual, but in general, I think adding a daily juice to your diet is a great idea!