The Jakarta Post
One should choose the ingredients for juices carefully as not every vegetable and fruit can be juiced. (Shutterstock/File )
Drinking juice is often seen as an easy way to consume fiber.
However, kompas.com reports that not every fruit or vegetable can be juiced.
Below is a list of fruit and vegetables that are not meant for juicing.
Health enthusiasts know the benefits of consuming broccoli as it provides a good source of fiber, pantothenic acid and vitamins B6 and E.
Despite all the benefits, Neda Varbanova, a certified culinary nutritionist and holistic health coach, told Reader’s Digest that one should avoid putting broccoli in a juicer.
Varbanova said broccoli could be difficult to digest, resulting in bloating, gas or cramping.
It is easy to find jus alpukat (avocado juice) in Indonesia.
However, some local juice stalls mix the green creamy fruit with plain water, resulting in a watery juice.
Pure Synergy director of education Chante Wiegand said avocados do not have a lot of juice, making it more suitable for a blender than a juicer.
Kale is among the must-consume vegetables for health enthusiasts as it contains calcium and vitamins A and C.
However, Wiegand said kale could also cause kidney stones.
"Some people have issues with too many oxalates, which are found in dark leafy greens,” said Wiegand.
Similar to avocados, bananas do not have enough juice, making it unsuitable for juicers.
If you want to consume bananas, make it into a smoothie.
If you are fructose intolerant, avoid juicing pears.
Pears are said to contain sorbitol, a non-digestible form of sugar that can create quick bowel movements. Hence, the fruit is more suitable to treat constipation than for daily juices. (jes/kes)
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