There are three (3) basic things that you need to know about starting juicing to lose weight. These are specifically about the type of juicer that you can use, considering your special needs and researching recipes or ingredients that are appropriate for you.
Know the kinds of juicers
First and foremost, you have to know what kinds of equipment you can use for juicing. These kinds have their respective benefits and setbacks. In general, there are three (3) kinds of juicers that you can choose from. These are specifically the following:
1. Citrus Juicer
This kind of juicer has a reamer that squeezes the fruits. Its main advantage is its easy-clean feature, which is ideal for busy people. However, it can only extract a very limited amount of juice compared with the other two types of juicers.
2. Juice Extractor
Unlike Citrus Juicers, Juice Extractor has blades, which crush fruits into very small pieces. Also, it is a better alternative to Citrus Juicer because it can extract more amount of juice. You can also use it if you are planning to juice harder types of vegetables like carrots, beets and the like. However, the Juice Extractor is a little bit messy to clean up after using.
This is a popular home appliance that purees fruits and vegetables and convert them into juice or fibre forms. According to research, the main benefit of this, aside from producing finer texture of juice, is that its juice has lower impact to the glycemic index.
Aside from these three (3) kinds of juicers, there are also two (2) classifications of juicers, which are either centrifugal juice extractors or cold press juicers. There are particular cases when one class is more appropriate to use, most especially when you are juicing to lose weight.
1. Centrifugal Juice Extractor
This was the most common juicer before, which uses a fast spinning blade in order to separate the juice from the fruits’ flesh. However, one disadvantage of this, according to the experts, is when it destroys enzymes in fruits or vegetables because of the heat that the machine produces. This heat oxidizes some nutrients as well, which makes the product “less” nutritious. The good thing about this, however, is that it is cheaper.
2. Cold Press or Masticating Juicer
On the other hand, cold press juicer, which is also known as masticating juicer, crushes and presses the fruit or vegetable in order to yield high amount of juice. The good thing here is that it does not produce heat; hence, giving maximum nutritional benefits.
This is appropriate to use, most especially when you are cleansing or juicing to lose weight.
Moreover, there are also other kinds of juicers. Some of these include single gear, upright, twin-gear (or triturating), as well as wheatgrass juicers.
Know your needs
Aside from knowing the appropriate kind of juicer that you are going to buy and use, it is vital to know your needs as well. There are some people who have diabetes. In this regard, they should be cautious when juicing a particular kind of fruit, most especially those with high glycemic index. You need to appreciate that not all natural are universally good for the body. Hence, you need to plan ahead and research which kinds of fruits or vegetables would benefit you.
Since you are juicing to lose weight, there are also specific kinds of fruits and vegetables that will provide you maximum benefits while giving you good source of energy. Among the fruits that you can try to juice are apple, pineapple or even banana. On the other hand, you can juice almost any kind of vegetable you want. You just need to keep in mind that their taste must complement each other.
Research appropriate recipes
As stated above, there are specific kinds of fruits that would be more appropriate for you, depending on your needs and purpose. If you are non-diabetic and will be juicing to lose weight, the following are just some recipes that you might want to try:
1. Apple + Pineapple + Cucumber + Lime Juice
2. Pineapple + Celery + Cucumber + Spinach Juice
3. Pineapple + Apple + Parsley + Kale + Broccoli Juice
4. Apples + Pineapple + Banana Juice
5. Carrots + Apple Juice
Are you wondering why these recipes are recommended when juicing to lose weight? Well, it is because these are rich in fibre, which is good for digestion. They are not just weight loss agents, but detoxifiers as well. They remove toxins from your system, which makes you healthier aside from sexier.