Some might even consider it an art form; they might be a bit crazy but nevertheless, juicing is not to be taken lightly.
If you're planning on going into the juicing business, the first thing you'll need is of course a juicer.
If you're extremely cheap, you could use a mixer and run those smoothies through a filter but if you're not, the juicer is definitely the way to go.
You probably shouldn't start with a high class $1000 juicer, you can get a pretty decent one for under 150 bucks.
Next thing is fruits and vegetables.
Remember always to wash them first and it's a good idea to peel them as well if they're not organic.
Fruits and vegetables should be firm and ripe.
If they're overripe or too soft you'll get more pulp than juice and that's a bad thing.
Here are some general guidelines: Don't juice more than 2 oz of green juice per glass, you might get some gastric discomfort if you do.
Limit the beet juice to 4 oz per glass.
Never juice avocados or bananas, they're too soft and will clog your juicer.
With citrus like grapefruit, oranges or tangerines, remove all the rind, but keep as much of the white pith as possible.
That stuff is loaded with all kinds of nutrient goodness.
Juice the melons with both the peel and interior white rind.
Much of the nutritional value is in these sections of the fruit.
If you have health issues go easy on the fruit and sweet vegetable juices like carrots.
There, you're almost ready.
All you need are some easy recipes perfect for beginners.
Pineapple Apple Carrot Celery: 2 cups pineapple, 1 celery stick, 1 apple, 3 carrots Tomato Orange Carrot: 2 carrots, 4 tomatoes, 1 orange Carrot Orange Melon: 3 carrots, 2 cups melon, 1 orange Spinach Apple Lime Baby Green Lettuce: 2 handfuls baby greens, 1 handful spinach, 2 apples, half a lime Basic Cucumber Carrot: 4 carrots, 1 cucumber