Fruits and raw vegetables are essential for a healthy diet. While you may give your kids an apple along with their tiffin and buy exotic seasonal fruits for them, how easy it is for you to ensure they eat raw veggies too? So how about blending them into juices for their sippers? Vegetable juices offer loads of benefits, after all.
Great way to consume raw veggies
Each of us, children as well as elders, need raw foods every day, and juicing is an excellent way to make certain they receive large quantities of such raw foods. Further, due to lifestyle changes, most of us have relatively compromised intestines, as a result of poor food choices over many years.This limits even the children’s bodies’ ability to absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables, and juicing tends to facilitate this absorption.
Perfect for on-the-move treat
Vegetable and fruit juicing is also well suited for the on-the-go life kids live. They like to spend less time with food and more with sand, surf and playing outside. Juicing vegetables could be an excellent way to add more healing foods into their diets with minimal effort.
Celery + fennel + cucumber is a good combination and easily tolerated by those just starting out with juicing. However, the most beneficial will be the juices of dark green vegetables. Herbs also make wonderful combinations. Parsley and cilantro are great in vegetable juice.
Adding additional nutrients
Because vegetable juice has virtually no fat and no protein in it, it’s a good idea to balance the meal by adding some essential oils when you juice as well as some protein supplement to make the meal more balanced. Like Flaxseed oil, which is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids or Cod Liver Oil, that’s rich in Vitamin D and Vitamin A.
Store it right for consumption later
Of course juice is best drunk freshly juiced. But if you are careful you can store your vegetable juice for up to 24 hours with only a moderate nutritional decline. You can do this by putting the vegetable juice in a glass jar with an airtight lid and filling it to the very top. There should be as little air in the jar as possible because it is the Oxygen in air that will ‘oxidize’ and damage the juice. It’s a good idea to use an opaque container to block out all light, which would also damage the juice and then store it in the refrigerator until about 30 minutes prior to drinking since ideally the juice should be consumed at room temperature.
Making vegetable juice yummy
Forget kids, even elders often wrinkle their nose at the thought of having to drink vegetable juice because of the taste. Make it palatable by throwing in the blender a few seedless grapes or apple slices.