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Juicing for Health to Avoid being Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

Updated on August 5, 2013

Juicing - The Easy Way to Stay Healthy

Juicing is becoming increasingly popular and when you discover how good it is for you, that should not be a surprise.

Since Joe Cross made his fantastic, true life film Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, the interest in juicing has sky rocketed.

Joe is the living proof of just how much you can benefit from juicing - from being a morbidly obese 310 lbs with a serious illness, he is now fit and healthy and he attributes his success largely to the power of fresh juices.

If you haven't watched it yet, I urge you to click on the link below and watch it as soon as you get a chance.

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Types of Juicers

There are three main types of juicers and each has its own distinct characteristics.

Centrifugal juicers

These are the easiest to use juicers and are ideal for anyone new to the technique.

They work by shredding the fruit and vegetables and extract the juice by spinning the pulp. They tend to be the least expensive and they produce the juice quickly compared to the other more complex machines.

There are a few downsides to them though, in that they are not suitable for juicing wheatgrass or nuts which are popular ingredients in many juicing recipe books.

They also allow oxygen to be added to the juice which reduces the shelf life considerably. However, most people prepare juices for immediate use, so this tends not to be a significant drawback.

The price range is between $50 and $300 approximately.

Masticating juicers

The term "mastication" means to chew and this type of juicer literally "chews" up the fruit and vegetables between its grinding teeth to squeeze out the juice.

The process is also known as "cold pressing" and it does extract more juice than the centrifugal mechanism.

It can process wheatgrass and nuts and the method of extraction minimises the amount of oxygen introduced, so the juice will keep for longer.

They are slightly more expensive and start at around $200 and up to $450.

Twin gear juicers

These juicers are the Rolls Royce of the family. They feature a complex gearing system and are more difficult to use generally.

They are suitable for very frequent juicing requirements and are the most expensive at between $300 and $1,000.

Joe Cross - An Inspirational Story about Juicing

Get to know Joe Cross and how he began his amazing journey back to health.

Great tips about dieting and juicing from Joe Cross

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Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

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The Best Home Juicers on the Market

Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor
Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor

Centrifugal Juicer: This powerful yet compact machine is one of the most popular extractors on the market. It is quick to assemble and dishwasher safe for ease of use. BEST BUY RECOMMENDATION

Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain Multi-Speed 900-Watt Juicer (Old Model - Discontinued)
Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain Multi-Speed 900-Watt Juicer (Old Model - Discontinued)

Centrifugal Juicer: A great value machine with amazing power and speed. This machine gives you great flexibility and very high quality juice.

Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer
Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer

Masticating Juicer: This is a top quality machine at a value for money price. Excellent quality juice from a wide range of ingredients.

Kuvings NS-950 Silent Upright Masticating Juicer
Kuvings NS-950 Silent Upright Masticating Juicer

Masticating Juicer: Top of the range juicer which is very quiet in operation and exceptionally easy to clean and assemble.

Green Power KPE1304 Twin Gear Juicer Wheatgrass, Vegetable & Fruit Juicer + Multi-purpose Kit - BLACK
Green Power KPE1304 Twin Gear Juicer Wheatgrass, Vegetable & Fruit Juicer + Multi-purpose Kit - BLACK

Twin Gear Juicer: Top quality and the most up to date of all twin gear machines. Excellent results and supplied with instruction DVD and 10 year warranty.


Healthy Breakfast Juice :: Easy to Make

Minty Apple, Carrot and Beet Juice


1 apple, cored and chopped

5 small carrots, washed and chopped

1 small beet, washed and chopped

1/4 cup fresh mint sprigs


Press apple, carrots, beet and mint sprigs through a juice extractor.

Stir and serve immediately.

Really Zesty Juice :: Easy to Make

This is a great post exercise drink rich in vitamin C and bioflavonoids


1 peeled orange

1 apple, cored and chopped

2 kale, chard, or collard leaves

1 organic lemon, with skin on

1 organic lime, with skin on

Pinch of sea salt


Place ingredients in the juicer.

Pour into tall glasses, stir in the pinch of salt and serve with ice.

Serves: 2

Have You Tried Juicing?

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Do You Have a Favourite Juice Recipe to Share? - I would love to know what combinations you like to juice.

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      Anna 4 years ago from chichester

      I adore carrot and stem ginger - pure energy and vitamin booster! Also orange and mango just for the yumminess :) great lens

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      SusanAston 4 years ago

      Here is a link to a great site featuring an "energy" juice:

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      Although these recipes look good, I was specifically looking for a juicing recipe that gave energy. Do you have any?