Resolve to Start Juicing

resolve-to-juiceThe New Year is here, and with it comes the opportunity to start off on a healthier foot. Instead of making vague resolutions to lose weight or be healthier, resolving to start juicing can help get you started out right. Juicing just once a week can add valuable nutrients to your diet. Juicing more often can be even more beneficial, but starting with once a week is more attainable for those that have never juiced before.

Preparing to Juice

Of course you will need a juicer and some produce to get started with juicing. This is a great time of year to purchase these items for many beginner juicerheads, as gift cards are often in abundance and juicers from the previous year commonly go on sale near the end of the year. To keep costs low on produce, opt for citrus and other fruits and vegetables that are in season in some area of the country during the winter. Before going out and buying the produce or the juicer, do some research to find out what kind of juicer will be best to juice the produce that you are most comfortable with.

Start Out with Favorites

The healthiest types of produce are often the least palatable. Beginning with these very healthy options can be deterring for those that are unused to the flavors, so it is best to start with favorite fruits and veggies. Juicing these favorites will help beginners work up to trying different kinds of produce, while enjoying the juice that is currently consumed. Holiday breaks are a great time to acquire and experiment with many different juice recipes to get a handle on which ones may make it into the weekly rotation. This can be a fun and engaging way to encourage a healthy lifestyle in the New Year.