How would you feel about doing a guide of a newbie’s first month of juicing? What’s most beneficial to be drinking as they start out? And what will give them the most bang for the buck so that they can feel the effects and know to keep going.
Ease into it. Start with newbie juices like carrot, apple, ginger, and kale. That will be sweet enough that the taste won’t turn you off while also offering the power of superfoods.
As you juice more into the next weeks, use fewer carrots and apples while using more greens.
I started juicing beets recently and only noticed a mild feeling that would last briefly the first couple of times I juiced beets. It was a bit like having a cold for a few hours.
The positive of the beets though is that after a few days of beet juicing it gave me a near constant semi erection and has really boosted my libido.
I’d be curious to know if other guys have experienced a boosted libido from beet juice.
Yes. See this post explaining why beet juice is nature’s viagra.
I was under the impression that greens (spinach, kale, etc.) should be cooked in order to break down the oxalates. Consuming them raw can inhibit calcium absorption and other nutrients. Is this not the case?
That is a myth. However, if you are worried about kidney stones, add lemon to your juices. See, Can lemon juice be an alternative to potassium citrate in the treatment of urinary calcium stones in patients with hypocitraturia? A prospective randomized study. (“We suggest that lemon juice can be an alternative in the treatment of urinary calcium stones in patients with hypocitraturia. Additionally, dietary recommendations can increase effectiveness of the treatment.”)
Why do you need to “swish around the wet pulp”? Isn’t the pulp removed when you strain the juice?
When you blend grape-kale juice or juice berries, you’ll want to swish around the pulp to ensure that all of the juice goes through the strainer. You are “swishing around the pulp” to squeeze out the remaining juice from the pulp. Make sense?
Where do you get your Kale and how much do you pay for it? It’s like 1.99$ a bunch here and that strikes me as kind of high, but I really have no frame of reference.
I purchase mine from Whole Foods or Sprouts. It’s $1.50 at Sprouts and $2.50 at Whole Foods. Kale is a super food and $1.99 is cheaper than a can of poisonous Red Bull.
Any more questions? Ask away.
And of course feel free to answer each other’s questions. We’re all learning from one another.