Juicing has several wonderful benefits. First, it’s an easy way to consume a lot of produce with little work. So if the chopping and chewing is what’s holding you back, juicing can be a great alternative. It can also help introduce healthy bacteria into your gut, and even boost nutrient absorption. It may even lower cholesterol, and for some, juicing can improve complexion and energy. But you only get these benefits if you juice correctly. Too many individuals hoping to get some health points hear about juicing and just start…drinking juice. But it doesn’t work that way. How you make the juice, what type of produce you use, how often and for how long you juice—all of these things matter. And if you don’t juice properly, you run the risk of having many things happen that are the opposite of what you wanted, like low energy and malnutrition. Here are ways you may be juicing wrong.
Drinking it with or after a meal
You should drink your juice on an empty stomach in order to get maximum nutrient absorption. Don’t treat it like water, a cocktail, or whatever else you’d drink along with your meal. Have it alone, at least twenty minutes before food.