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Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Elite
When it comes to combining healthy choices and kitchen gadgets, then nothing compares to the attention and reputation of Jack Lalanne's Power Juicer. Are you looking for a way to incorporate healthy foods into your diet without breaking the bank or switching to a Vegan lifestyle? Then look no further than the...
Jack Lalanne's Power Juicer Elite
When is the last time you had a really good glass of juice? I'm not talking about something you picked from a supermarket shelf, or something you bought from your local grocer's dairy case; I'm talking about something you took the time to squeeze yourself, something that took a little time to produce(no pun intended), but was worth every ounce of energy you exhausted to make it happen.
When it comes to the juicing industry, nobody has a more trustworthy name than the living legend himself; Mr. Jack Lalanne. Have you seen this guy lately? As of the posting of this article, March 4, 2010, the guy is still going strong, making guest appearances on every show he possible can to promote his products.
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Power Juicer in Action
And his latest product? Well, the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Elite, of course. If you haven't tried or even heard of this amazing piece of juicing machinery, well then you're simply missing out. But don't take my word for it. Plenty are touting the wonders that juicing has had on their lives, and testimonials abound online. Heck, the reviews at Amazon.com alone will make you wonder why you hadn't tried this amzing product sooner.
It's never too late to start juicing. If you're still wondering and waiting, here's some reasons to consider jumping into the juicing game.
- Health - Studies have shown that fresh squeezed juice, without all the pulp and fiber that comes along with eating the fruit itself, is a great way to remain healthy and stay fit
- Price - You simply cannot be the pricing point of the Jack Lalanne product-line, and the Power Juicer Elite is no exception
- Convenience - The convenience of use and cleanup alone make this a must-have appliance for your home, apartment, or office.
Benefits of juicing
The term juicing used to come with a certain amount of stigma attached to it. Back in the day, juicing conjured up images of health nuts sucking down concoctions made of wheat grass, carrot squeezings and other unfathomable images. No longer.
Juicing hit the mainstream a few years back, when the Jack Lalanne himself started developing products specifically designed to take advantage of the wonderful benefits of freshly squeezed juices.
A tomato, along with vitamin C, vitamin A, and several minerals, also has 10,000 other chemicals in it, most of which researchers are trying to isolate, identify, and study. Not to mention the fact that the tomato mixes and plays well with others.
Check out some of the other fruits and veggies that mix well when squeezed through a power juicer: Carrots, apples, beets, cucumber, celery, spinach, lettuce, sprouts, kale, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, parsley etc.
Juices contain lots of chlorophyll which is incredibly effective in detoxifying our bodies. Chlorophyll can help make our bodies strong, detoxify the liver, can purify and help to rebuild our blood cells (as the molecular structure is very similar to hemoglobin which moves oxygen through our blood), remove mold, parasites and toxins from the body and (as many, many studies show) can help prevent and remove cancer cells.
Also, the body can quickly absorb larger amounts of nutrients from juices than from solid foods because the process of digestion that is necessary when you eat whole foods is bypassed. Raw fruits and vegetables contain many substances that enhance health, and juicing benefits the body by providing the most concentrated and readily absorbed source of these substances.
Another one of the major health benefits of juicing is that it is an easy way to get beneficial enzymes, which are primarily found in raw foods, into the body. Enzymes in fresh fruits and vegetables have the vital role of converting food into body tissue and energy. Enzymes are also involved in metabolism, so one of the more valuable health benefits of juicing is that it can increase metabolic rate.
Juicing also ensures that the body is getting sufficient amounts of phytochemicals, substances in plants that are considered among the most powerful ways to fight disease. While most people do not eat enough raw fruits and vegetables to obtain the amount of phytochemicals that would make a difference, it is relatively easy to drink enough juice to obtain sufficient amounts of these powerful nutrients. In addition, antioxidants andother immune enhancing properties are concentrated in juices.
Juicing can ultimately help to accelerate recovery from illness and some other minor maladies. In fact, juicing with specific combinations of fruits or vegetables can target particular conditions and improve or alleviate symptoms.
Jack LaLanne products include popular recipes for just such concoctions. Here are a couple popular recipes floating around the juicing sub-culture:
Oranges and Pears
The natural ingredients in this orange and pear juice have a lot of antioxidant properties, help lower stress levels and will allow the body to increase its iron absorption.
- 3 oranges
- 3 pears
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom
Instructions are simple enough with any juicer. Cut the oranges and pears into pieces small enough to fit the juicer. Feed the pieces into the juicer and use the plunger to push the fruit all the way down. Add the 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom and serve chilled.
Tropical Fruit Breakfast Juice
This is seductively delicious recipe contains almost everything your body will need for a morning boost. It has plenty of beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A, the essential ingredient to healthy hair, clear eyes, and healthy skin.
There are literally hundreds of juicing recipes available for the owners of a Power Juicer, and the sky is the limit when it comes to creating your own concoctions. It's really just a matter of getting into the proper frame of mind and making juicing an important part of your everyday life.
- 1 orange
- 1/2 mango
- 1 slice of fresh pineapple
- 1 slice of watermelon (~1in thick)
- 1 slice of pawpaw (~1in thick)
- 5 strawberries
In this recipe we want to remove all the peel and seeds before feeding the orange, pineapple, watermelon, pawpaw, and mango into the juicer. Then cut the fruit into pieces that will fit the juicer. Use the plunger to push the fruit all the way through the juicer and serve chilled. It is also a great hangover recipe with all the vitamins and antioxidant properties.