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I get many juicing questions in my inbox. So to summarize. Juicing is not only good for you, but it’s a delicious way to consume the much needed vitamins and nutrition that are needed for a healthy and productive lifestyle. Take a look at some of the juicing questions and answers below.


For those considering juicing as part of their every day diet, here are a few of the most frequently asked juicing questions:


1.  What are the benefits of juicing?


One of the juicing questions I get asked many times is “what are the benefits of juicing”? Juicing is an excellent way to increase your overall vitamin and mineral intake.  Juicing at home means you can enjoy the nutritional advantages of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables.  It can serve as a weight loss tool, increase energy and enhance your overall well being.


2.  Why can’t we just eat our fruits and vegetables as opposed to juicing?


This is one of the most popular juicing questions I get asked.  Let’s think of it this way:  Freshly squeezed juices are loaded with valuable vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fatty acids and amino acids among other valuable nutrients.  Our bodies simply cannot consume and properly digest the amount of vitamins that it needs as it’s not easy to eat 5 pounds of produce, but you can drink it!  Juicing requires minimal energy to digest yet it is concentrated nutrition in its purest form.  Not only that, it tastes great!


3. What are some of the basic things I need to know to get started?

I get asked juicing questions related to how to start, basic tips, and juicing questions on preparation.


  • Use organic produce whenever possible


  • Wash all produce thoroughly


  • Remove all large pits, such as peaches, apricots, etc., before juicing. Some seeds, such as grapes, lemons, limes and melons are okay.


  • With most vegetables, include the stems, but remove the tops from carrots.


  • Bananas and avocados cannot be placed in a juicer due to their low water content.  A good idea is to juice all other fruits first, then transfer to blender and add these if desired.


  • Peel the skins from oranges and grapefruits as it bitter and should not be consumed in high quantities.  Other foods that cannot be juiced: carrot greens, apple seeds, papaya peels and wild parsnips.


4.  When is the best time to juice?


Studies have shown that the best time of the day to drink juice is in the morning on an empty stomach so the nutrients can absorb easily.  Wait at least ten minutes before eating any other food.  Of course, you can drink juices at any time of the day.


5.  I’m tired all of the time.  Will juicing help me?


Low energy is a result of a diet that is lacking in vitamins.  A balanced diet gives us digestive enzymes that our body requires to create energy from food.  If you have a diet high in processed foods, juicing is a good way to get vitamins and minerals into your body.  Start with a fresh glass in the morning ten minutes before eating.  Consider the following recipe to increase your energy:


  • 1 stalk broccoli


  • 2 medium carrots


  • 1 apple


  • 2 sprigs of parsley


  • Juice together and mix well.

I hope this answered some of your juicing questions. As always, feel free to email me any juicing questions you have. Thanks!

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  1. hi I am interested in juicing to lose weight but want to know if I can because I have grastric problem. I have acidity problem and fear that I get headache if I go on juicing for 3 days.

  2. I have gastritis/stomach ulcer and I started juicing yesterday, I’m just alittle worried about my stomach being emty for a while and producing too much acid. I want to detox because it gives my stomach a break from everything and because it gives me the nutrients and vitaminss I need. what’s a juice I cam drink that can give me relief from the acid and pain?

  3. I jut finished a 30 day juicing fast. I feel wonderful and you are right, I do want to continue to juice. The only thing I’ve noticed is that my boyfriend (who also did the juice fast) and I are getting headaches. it has been about a week since we have been eating solid foods, mostly sushi, and the headaches started one day ago. Is there a reason for this?

  4. I want to start this diet however, I don’t have the time to juice every time I want to drink. I have school and work, so is it possible for me to carry around bottles throughout the day and drink it throughout the day?

    • Maliha, you can make your juices in the morning and bring them with you. You should keep them in airtight containers and store them in a refrigerator or ice chest. Cheers!

    • Prepare your fruits and veggies the night before, wake up about 15 mins early and juice away! Refrigerate when not consuming and enjoy! Good luck!

  5. am glad u a able 2 show d world this

    • Thanks Nakigozi! It’s my pleasure to help spread this information and make it available to all who seek it.

  6. Donnie,
    I am interested in juicing but am currently going through chemotherapy for breast cancer. I am experiencing some side effects from the chemo like nausea and diahreah so I am wondering if I should wait until I’m done, my last treatment is on sept 26th. I want to incorporate a healthier lifestyle this is my second time with cancer,I had Hodgkin’s lymphoma 15 years ago. I am wondering what is the best way to get started and if I should wait to do the fast until I am feeling better. Thanks!

    • Tanya, the first thing you should do is ask your doctors advice. While juicing is becoming more popular, many doctors are realizing the benefits juicing can provide. Juicing is only going to help you but it’s best to check with your doctors so they know what you are doing and in case they may want to adjust any medications that you are on.

      Read through this thread Tanya. It’s from a gentleman name Mal who decided to go the juicing route with his cancer:

      Keep me posted and let me know what you decide to do. I’m always here if you have any questions Tanya. I wish you the best!

  7. I will start juicing next Monday. But I am start college again soon. How can I still juicing and still go to school?

    • Just make your juices in the morning and bring them with you. You’ll have to store them in airtight containers and keep them in a refrigerator until it’s time to drink them. You can also keep them in an ice chest in your car if you have to. Keep me posted on your status Amalia, I’m here if you have any questions.

  8. I’ve been watching Dan the man and you for a while now and I have ddieced to start today to see if I can get healthy by juicing raw vegie’s and fruit I am 54 years old and have been on Diabetic med’s for 20 yeas Type 2 and then 12 years later they say type 1 now. I’m on a insulin pump and I give myself injection’s three time’s a day Dan’s right there is no change. So here I come raw foods. I have diabetes,blindness,hearing lose,had cancer,lost my leg,heart by pass,sleep appnea and weight gain from by pass and now have bulging disk in lower back. I weighted 170lbs when this all started in 1993 and now weigh 274lb. I almost went on dialisis but God healed my kidneys and my Dr couldn’t beleave it . I was in construction for 25 years and now permanitly disabled since 2000 Problem is I’m living on a fixed income of 1176 a month and have a wife and two kids. They have all just lost there job’s just a few week’s ago Don’t know if I can do this but I got started today on juicing for my diabetes with your diet. I got enough vegie’s to last 7 day’s. Is there any help out there for me? Keep it up Dave you are a gift from God. I speak some time’s at the Braille institute for the blind when they ask me to. Last time was in 2005 to motivate them by telling my story. God bless

    • Alex, I’m not sure if you ever got started on juicing (I see your post was from March). A suggestion to you and everyone else, there’s a Co-Op called Bountiful Baskets that exists throughout the US. For $15 a week, you get a laundry basket full of fruit and a laundry basket full of veggies. For $8-10 extra dollars, you can purchase additional veggies. Most groups will allow you to purchase up to 3 sets ($45). If you’re living on a small budget, this is a great way to get fresh produce for reasonable prices.

      There is also a produce opportunity in Arizona were you can purchase up to 60 lbs. of locally grown produce for $10. It’s called Market on the Move. There are several different locations in Phoenix, and they allow you to purchase as much as you want. You may also have a local farmer’s market that sells cheaper than the stores.

      • Melissa, that is excellent! Thank you for providing that information. I’m going to give Bountiful Baskets a try and see how it goes. For some reason I remember them only being in CA but it appears you can order and pickup from just about anywhere.

        I’m also here in AZ and Market on the Move is just fantastic! There are also many local Farmer’s Markets that pop up when it gets cooler. You can get some excellent quality produce. Thanks again Melissa!

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