I often get the question what the advantages are of juicing fruit and vegetables, and the difference between blending and juicing (video). In addition, everyone wants to know what kind of juicer they can buy best and how long a fresh cheering stays good.
In this article I would like to answer the frequently asked questions above.
There is a reason to juice a lot of vegetables without too much fruit. Fruit contains a lot of sugars and it is never wise to drink your sugars. A little fruit for the taste is okay, but try to let the vegetables in your juices dominate.
The advantages of Juicing
If you squeeze the juice out of all the fruit and vegetables (as you do with juicing) then you only have a drink left with all the nutrients from that food. When you drink this your body does not have to break down other substances such as fibres etc. and is able to directly absorb the micronutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals from this juice. You get energy immediately after drinking a cheering. You can see it as a natural Red Bull.
Juicing gives you the opportunity to easily consume the amount of fruit and vegetables your body needs for optimal health. If you have trouble eating raw fruit and vegetables, then juicing is perfect for you! With juices you can also try and get vegetables in that you wouldn’t eat that fast at first. This ensures that you have a more varied diet.
Juicing is a way to slowly change your eating habits and the way you live. If you go juicing for a week then you will feel immediate results. After the first week of the Juice Reset, customers always tell me how much energy they do not have, how their skin has been refreshed and they have become so much sharper mentally. In addition, a program like Juice Reset can also help you to get rid of your sugar addiction.
Choosing a juicer
There are many juicers you can choose between. Roughly speaking, you can choose between two types of juicers, namely the juicer and the slowjuicer.
Sapcentrifuges work best with soft and hard vegetables/fruit, but not so well with leafy vegetables such as spinach or kale. A juicer turns a disc with a sieve and blades at high speed and the vegetables you put in the centrifuge are immediately crushed after which the pulp on one side and the juice on the other side of the machine comes. The best way to drink Juice from a juicer is to drink it directly. Immediately after making it begins to lose its nutritional value. The advantage of this juicer is that it is often a lot cheaper, and easier to clean.
I myself had a Solis Juice Fountain. But I wasn’t broken by it.
A slowjuicer squeezes the juice out of the fruit and vegetables as it were and does so at a low speed (therefore slowjuicer). The slowjuicer works more efficiently and extracts more juice from your food. Because a slowjuicer crushes and squeezes, it can also juice leafy vegetables. You can also store the juice from a lowjuicer for a longer period of time.
The disadvantage is that the slowjuicer needs a little more time to make a juice. You have to cut your fruit and vegetables smaller, and it also takes a little longer to clean the juicer.
I myself have a Juicer Base JB-700 and I am in love with this juicer. Cleaning is easy and I take almost as long as cleaning the Solis. Fine cutting the fruit and vegetables costs me a little more work, but on the other hand the juice really tastes a lot better, and I can store it all day in my Mason Jar storage cups.
How long can I save Juice?
I have just talked about this, but I get this question quite often in my mailbox and on our Facebook page. But it depends on the type of juicer you use. If you are using a juice extractor, try drinking your juice immediately. If you use a slowjuicer, you can keep it in the fridge for up to 24 hours in a Mason Jar.