Juicing for Health to Avoid being Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
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.
Types of Juicers
There are three main types of juicers and each has its own distinct characteristics.
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.
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.
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The Best Home Juicers on the Market
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
Centrifugal Juicer: A great value machine with amazing power and speed. This machine gives you great flexibility and very high quality juice.
Masticating Juicer: This is a top quality machine at a value for money price. Excellent quality juice from a wide range of ingredients.
Masticating Juicer: Top of the range juicer which is very quiet in operation and exceptionally easy to clean and assemble.
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.