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Let’s Have A Look At Juicers!
Juicing is a means of keeping the food “alive” as it enters your body for easy absorption. Juicing extracts the best of the fruits or vegetables, and (in most cases) preserves the highest nutritional value. It is a living process that nourishes you with a “nectar of the gods” storybook vitality in a real-life setting. Juicing can overcome dis-ease, significantly aid in reducing weight, assist in weight management, improve overall nutrition, and simply taste great!
Let us consider the vital aspects of juicing:
- Typically you will juice the whole item with skin and seeds (the exception is citrus peel). • In time, you will add more fresh greens as your body (digestive system) will tolerate them.
- Always remember to not overdo fruit as all that natural (fruit) sugar can cause blood sugar imbalances
At this point, how you juice is an unanswered question, but a very important one for anyone who is considering juicing for one or more of the reasons already stated. There are many ways to extract or pulverize fruits or vegetables into a juice form. This article will look at three juicer options:
- The first is the Centrifugal Juicer. This popular machine spins the fruit or vegetable against a blade.
- The second is a Masticating Juicer. Like human teeth, this machine “chews” the fresh produce and separates the pulp from the juice.
- The third is a Triturating or Twin Gear Juicer. A newer concept in juicing, this item uses intermeshing twin gears to squeeze and press the produce for both higher yield and better nutritional value
Now, we will look at the best brands, explain why they are the best, including benefits, downsides, and ease of use. It will be fun to compare some other considerations for a juicer to enable you to pick the one that best suits your needs and your budget. Keep in mind that you do get what you pay for in a juicer. Looking carefully can save money and get you the right juicer for your needs.
When thinking about buying a juicer, consider your personal needs. Since juicing has become popular, there are many inexpensive home models being promoted. The motor of those cheaper juicers overheat when put under too much pressure, even when producing just one glass of juice.
If you are making enough juice for a fasting diet, even for one person, this situation is seriously annoying. Personally, I like to buy quality kitchen items to last a lifetime. It might suit you better to buy an expensive juicer or a used one. Keep your personal needs in mind as you read the rest of this article.
The Centrifugal Juicer.
The Centrifugal Juicer is the most popular style – from the speed of juicing and to cleaning up afterwards is a real plus, but only in a few models. A centrifugal juicer is great for most fruits and non-leafy vegetables, but juices are foamy and clean up afterwards can be time consuming.
Do not add seeds, nuts, wheatgrass or leafy vegetables to a centrifugal juicer.
Prices run $50 – $300. The Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL has 1660 Amazon reviews with a 4.5 out of 5 (easy clean-up). Breville has lower end models and professional models to fit every budget.
The low end Breville is a “Best Budget Bet” according to many juicers. The Acme Juicerator Juice Extractor is a centrifugal juicer that has a 40+ year history of reliability at low cost, but a more extensive clean up time.
The Masticating Juicer.
The Masticating Juicer has a single gear that works well for the majority of fruits and vegetables – it works at a slower speed so you will stand there longer waiting to drink your juice. However, a masticating juicer will typically make pasta and nut butters as well which is an added bonus. Raw food advocates use this one for softly blended foods. These often run $100 – $450+. The Omega 8003/8005 seems to be a favorite among a wide range of users and uses.
The Triturating/Twin Gear Juicer.
The Triturating or Twin Gear Juicer is a serious real workhorse. This one can handle almost any produce; some triturating juicers even manage wheat grass.
Multi-faceted triturating juicers can be used to make baby food, pasta, nut butters, and frozen desserts in addition to juices. The con is a slower processing time and clean up.
The real plus is the protection of those vital rejuvenating enzymes and greater extraction of juice from the pulp. Another major advantage is no oxidation during processing. Therefore, juices last for days in the refrigerator after juicing.
Other methods require immediate use to get the most nutritional benefits. So this option has a higher nutritional value and a produce cost savings. The wider range of options and greater health benefits are reflected in a high sticker price of $250 to $990. The Breville BJS600XL Masticating Slow Juicer is a favorite for quality of juice, an absolutely quiet motor, a 10-year warranty and not at the highest end of pricing either.
What you plan to juice has a great impact on what juicer you intend to purchase. What level of quality would you like your juice to be? What will you be juicing? All these questions need to be considered as this will help you decide which particular juicer will be best for your personal needs.
Read lots of reviews about which juicer is best for you as these are a great way to give you an idea whats good and whats not!
Happy Juicing and good health:)