Yes, you may be convinced that adding fresh juice to your diet is an absolute must, but are you aware that to make the right juice, you have to have the best juicer in your kitchen. You need to know how to pick the right juicer, by first understanding what is available out there and what are their pros and cons.
Types of Juicers
There are indeed a number of juicers available and they vary based on price and quality. A centrifugal juicer is ideal if you do not have a very large budget and if you are just a beginner.
A cold pressed juicer on the other hand, will help you produce quality of juice that is superior and will also extract more from your fruits and vegetables for good health, and it will also help you save a lot of money in the long run.
Here’s a little bit more information:
These juicers are easily available, and you can pick them up easily at prices that are affordable. These juicers start by pulverizing the fruit or vegetables, against round cutting blades that spin quickly and are placed in a metal strainer. The centrifugal force that is created by the motion of spinning by the cutting surfaces is what is responsible for separating the juice from the pulp collected.
– Juicing time is fast
– Ease in usage
– Reduction in food preparation time
– Not ideal for juicing leafy green vegetable, sprouts and herbs
– Wet pulp, instead of lots of juice is the result
– The heat caused by spinning motion, causes for the juice to lose beneficial enzymes
– Separation of juice and foaming is high
– Very Noisy, because of the cutting and grinding action
Cold Press Juicers
Cold press juicers also known as slow juicers or masticating juicers, produce the best quality juice through a chewing motion or a cold press method. Unlike centrifugal juicer that creates heat and aggressively extract juice, these juicers gently compress vegetables and fruits and squeeze out the juice. These may be more expensive that the centrifugal counterpart, but are definitely far superior.
– Ideal for grasses, sprouts, leafy greens and herbs
– Higher yield of juice
– Juice extracted from this juice can be kept up to 72 hours
– Since the speeds are lower, it means that the amount of heat generated is lower and therefore enzymes and nutrients stay intact
– There is barely any separation by juice and foam
– You could also find juicers that offer functions of processing nut butter, nut milk, pasta, ice cream and sorbet
– The slow press method is a quiet one
– The initial cost is higher
– Food preparation takes a longer time
– More Pulp in juice
An Ideal Juicer!
– Will be able to juice herbs, grasses and greens properly
– Can juice fruits, even the soft variety
– Fruits and vegetables are cold pressed, for superior produce
– speeds are lower and hence oxidation can be avoided for many hour, the juice stays fresh longer
– Can make nut milks and butters
– Is very easy to clean
– Does not make too much noise
Speaking with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist can help you learn about what fruits and vegetables you should use to create the healthiest concoction. You should also get in touch with a Homeopath, so that you can learn about new remedies that can help you stay healthy.