Recently the health benefits of juice have started to really get noticed and this is for many very good reasons. It is generally accepted that juice is good for you, but with the many combinations of exotic ingredients that people are coming up with it is astounding how good these can taste, whilst still being good for you. Read on to find out more about the liquid that is taking the world by storm, one glass at a time.
What can you put in juice?
The simple answer to this question is: Anything. Juices are normally made in a juicer from fruit, vegetables and other other things like condiments. The choices really are endless and there are even people that put things like yoghurt and oats into their juice to give them more consistency and these are more like smoothies.
Some people like to have things like green juice, which contains only ingredients from green fruits, vegetables and other juice options. It is well known that greens are some of the healthiest and most nutritious and a very common ingredient in juices now is spirulina, which is a type of algae that is incredibly nutritious and is commonly known as a super food.
How much should I drink?
Considering the fact that juice is not a substitute to a healthy diet, you should drink only a small amount of juice each day and a cup should be enough. One of the reasons not to drink too much is that juice can contain quite a high amount of sugar and this is something that you don’t want to consume too much of.
Do you often wonder why you see some fruit juices in such small bottles, particularly the blended and pressed juices? Well the reason is that they are super concentrated and have all that you need in a very small amount. Try juicing some fruit yourself to see how little juice comes out of so much fruit and vegetables.
Doing a juice cleanse is another great idea that you should try. Before you do you should read the Huffington Post’s guide on how exactly this works.
Some great combinations
The best way to find out the type of juice that you like and the best combination is to experiment with ingredients, but if you are all out of ideas here are a few combinations you should try:
The holiday juice – Ginger, lemon juice, pineapple and coconut water.
The hot day slushie juice – Frozen watermelon, apple and lemon.
The everyday juice – Apple, carrot, ginger and orange.