Juicing Like a Boss: Summer Juices
Juicing is the most efficient and delicious way to get all the nutrients you will need to build and maintain optimal levels of health. Fruits, vegetables and herbs contain high levels of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, cartenoids, and anti-inflammatory compounds. These nutrients are more easily digested and absorbed by the body when extracted from whole foods using a slow, masticating juicer.
Types of Juicers
Centrifuge – Fast Juicer
Masticating – Slow Juicer
To stay hydrated during the hot summer months you can juice fruits and vegetables that help restore electrolyte levels including potassium, calcium, chloride and magnesium. Juice tomatoes, lettuces and celery to replenish chloride, a mineral that is needed by the body to maintain fluid balance and balance pH levels. Leafy green vegetables, melons, oranges and coconut water are rich in potassium. Vegetables that can replace sodium are beets, bok choy and bell peppers (red, yellow & orange). Dark green leafy vegetables provide magnesium and calcium.
Containing 91% water, watermelon is the perfect base to any summer juice recipe. Watermelon (the fruit, rind and seeds) is high in calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and phosphorous and supports energy levels with Vitamin B. Watermelon has more of the antioxidant lycopene than tomatoes, and the rind is rich in cirtulline, an amino acid that supports heart health and protects against muscle pain after a hard work out (or fun in the sun). Watermelon rind is also rich in chlorophyll, which helps to oxygenate your blood.
WON Juicing Tips:
Guidelines for Good Washing:
Eat a Rainbow!
9 Things You Didn’t Know Your Juicer Could Do:
Summer Juice Recipes:
Allison’s Berry Basil Mint Blast