Juicing for Better Health and Nutrition

Having a good diet is without a doubt the cornerstone of a healthy life. Everybody knows that eating several servings of fresh fruits and vegetables per day is very important. However, this is easier said than done – busy jobs, family commitments and generally busy lifestyles make it very hard to cook good healthy meals.
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If you feel frustrated by your inability to eat well, perhaps it’s time you considered naturally supplementing your diet. I am not talking about artificial supplements pills or powders here, but rather, natural fruit and vegetable juices.

Fresh juice contains all the goodness of the original ingredients, minus the effort of having to chew it all up. Sure, you can snack on a plate of carrot sticks, or have some salad with your lunch, but how much vegetable matter you really getting? With a juicer machine, you can quickly reduce several pounds of fresh fruits or vegetables to several glasses of delicious and easy to drink juice.

Drinking one or two glasses of juice daily can work wonders for your heath.

Selecting a good juicer machine is crucial to making the best juice. There are two main types of machines available, the benefits of which will discuss below.

1. the first type of Machine is commonly known as a centrifugal juicer. These are the kinds of juicers that you see in department stores for between $50 and $100. These machines are okay. They make quite a lot of juice in a short time and suit the average budget very well. However, the juice they produce is somewhat degraded in terms of nutrient and vital in content, due to the high speed processing that generates both feet and causes aeration.

2. The second type of machine is known as a masticating juicer. These machines are not as common, and tend to cost slightly more. They are generally not as popular because they are also not as fast a centrifugal juicers, however the juice they produce is better quality. The reason is that juice is extracted more slightly from ingredients, causing no heating or mixing of air. These juicers are also more versatile, being able to process foods such as nuts and beans to form foods such as peanut butter, pastes and dips. They are the machine of choice for health food enthusiasts.

While most consumers will choose the cheaper centrifugal juicer, a masticating juicer can be the best choice if you are serious about your health and joy making as many foods as possible at home. One of the most popular masticating juicers is the Angel juicer, which is able to make juice, peanut butter, soy milk, as well as cold pressed seed oils from linseed and flax seeds. Although this juicer is quite expensive, it is definitely worth considering if you want the ultimate all in one kitchen gadget.

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