Can Juicing Be Dangerous?

Occasionally I get asked the question: Is Juicing Dangerous? I reply with the answer: It can be, but so can riding a bike!

You wouldn’t ride a bike without first being aware of the dangers and you’d probably consider the risks when choosing where to cycle and if you should wear a cycle safety helmet. It’s the same with juicing, be aware of the potential dangers and remain healthy when juicing!

Juicing really is a great way to optimize your health, lose weight and detoxify but read on to educate yourself about some of the potential health risks of juicing.

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The Benefits of Juicing Kale

Kale is a green, leafy vegetable that is packed with nutrients. This vegetable is a member of the  Brassicas plant family like cabbage and broccoli.

Some experts consider kale to be one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet. However, not everyone enjoys eating dark leafy greens. Many people do not find kale appealing due to the texture and amount of chewing required.

One of the benefits of juicing kale is therefore that you don’t have to chew and you don’t get hung up on the texture. You can also combine kale with other fruits and vegetables to make a juice which tastes great and is easy to consume.

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Is Juicing Safe For Diabetics?

Diabetes is a health condition caused by the body’s inability to regulate blood glucose levels due to either a lack of insulin produced by the body or resistance to the insulin. People with diabetes may be warned to avoid fruit juices due to the natural sugars in the fruit.

However, many experts are changing their opinions about fruits and diabetes. Raw foods may help improve diabetes. Certain fruits and vegetables can improve the body’s response to insulin and help control diabetes. Juicing with diabetes to lose weight can help diabetes as some people with type 2 diabetes can be cured of the disease by losing excess weight.

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Sunflower Sprouts

Can You Juice Sprouts?

I often get asked if you can juice sprouted seeds and if this is a good idea. The answer is most definitely YES!

Sprouts are a nutrient-rich, low-calorie food. Sprouted seeds are available in grocery stores, farmer’s markets, and health food stores.

Some people prefer to grow their own sprouts at home which can be a simple way to keep a supply of sprouts available. Juicing with sprouts is easy. Many people enjoy juicing with sprouts daily by making a sprout juice or adding sprouts to a favorite juice recipe.

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Washing Celery

How To Clean Fruits & Vegetables Before Juicing

Whether eaten raw, as juice, or cooked, fruits and vegetables are an important part of the diet and should be consumed daily. Without fruit and vegetables, the person’s diet would likely lack many essential vitamins and minerals. People should make sure that fruits and vegetables are cleaned well to ensure that they’re free from bacteria and other contamination.

In recent years there have been outbreaks of E. coli contamination in produce like romaine lettuce, spinach and tomatoes. Not only can this type of contamination make you ill, in some cases it has even killed people. Obviously it’s super important that you clean your produce properly prior to juicing. If you’re washing your fruits and vegetables with plain water you could still be at risk!

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Red & Orange Carrots

Carrots: Also Available In Orange

Carrots are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. The health benefits of carrots include providing vitamins and antioxidants that guard against disease.

Carrots are also a low-calorie food that is great for people who are eating for weight loss. When people think of carrots, they typically imagine the orange variety. However, carrots come in many different colors, and each color provides its own unique health benefits.

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