Juice should not replace meals. Although a filling veggie juice is okay as a substitute for snacks, it shouldn’t be substituted for a regular meal because it doesn’t contain enough protein or fat. It is a great idea, though, to have some juice before lunch and dinner to avoid over-eating. If you’re juicing, you need to realize that each fruit is different. You may need a specific machine to extract juice from citrus fruit, such as oranges and grapefruits. Additionally, use caution when juicing melons as their juice often does not blend well with other fruits and can produce an unpleasant mixture.
For the most benefits from juicing, you should juice first before you have a solid meal. Not only does the juice make a great snack, but your body gets more health benefits from the juice when your stomach is empty. This way when you eat lunch or dinner your body doesn’t feel as hungry and you will eat only moderate amounts of food.