The Benefits of Juicing (Making Watermelon Juice)
Denise and I were recently in Austin Texas for a wedding of a friend of ours. Since we were traveling quite a ways to be there, we decided to make a short vacation out of it. We stayed in an ecologically friendly resort in the hills of Austin. When I say ecologically friendly, it was eco-friendly as far as resorts go. They had plenty of vegan fare, sourced a lot of produce locally, and offered a lot of healthy activities. One of the activities they offered was a course on juicing that was taught by a holistic nutritionist. We have been juicing for many years, but after talking to the nutritionist, Jillian Lambert, it made me remember how important and healthy juicing is. Jillian provided us with a nice list of juicing tips.
Juice goes in the glass container, pulp and seeds go out the back plastic container
1. Fresh juice has live enzymes, vitamins, and minerals.
2. Store bought juice is dead juice, and is nothing but calories.
3. When drinking fresh juice, your body will absorb 90% of the nutrients.
4. When eating fresh fruits and vegetables, your body will absorb only 10% of the nutrients.
5. To receive all the benefits of juicing, you must drink the juice immediately after juicing.
6. For best digestive results, juice fruits and vegetables separately.
7. Apples are the exception that can go with vegetables.
8. Lettuce and celery are the exception that can go with fruits.
9. In a cantaloupe, 90% of the nutrients are in the rind, so it should be juiced rind and all.
10. Cantaloupe is one of the most nutritious fruits you can juice.
11. Spinach is one of the most nutritious vegetables you can juice.
12. Juicing sweet fruits such as grapes can be too much sugar for a diabetic person.
***Thank you Jillian Lambert of realhealthreallife.com for the tips!
We really like to juice watermelon, and grapes. The great thing about our juicer is that it separates all the seeds for you. To make watermelon juice, all you need to do is cut the watermelon, and put the melon in the juicer. Now Jillian would say you should also put the rind in as well if you want all the nutrients from the watermelon. I’m not going to do that, as I actually like my juice to taste good, but she is right about the nutrients.
Fresh watermelon juice