Why Choose Cold Pressed Juice?

Its little wonder why cold pressed juices have gained a cult like following in recent times, the benefits are clear upon looking into how they work when compared with traditional methods.

 

The most common type of juicer is known as a ‘centrifugal’ juice extractor. This old type of juicer is one that you may have in your kitchen cupboard. They work by the fruit or vegetable being loaded into the container and a metal blade spinning around, separating the juice from the flesh and the juice and pulp then being separated into different containers. 

 

There is one distinct problem with centrifugal juice extractors – the heat they generate. With the blade spinning around at such a fast pace they generate a large amount of heat which in turn destroys much of the enzymes and nutrients, not only that but the heat oxidizes these nutrients, rendering the juice less nutritious. It doesn’t stop there as there are even further issues such as, lacking the ability to process nuts or to effectively process leafy greens, often being left with fair less juice extracted when compared with a cold pressed juicer. This is all notwithstanding the practical disadvantages such as them being loud, yielding a large amount of pulp and they are also difficult to clean (Who likes cleaning up?).

 

Cold Pressed juice is a 2 step process whereby the fruit or vegetables are ground into a pulp and then a hydraulic press is used to squeeze juice out of the pulp, creating the juice. Given the 2 step process, there are 2 distinct benefits. Firstly, a cold press juicer is going to give you the highest juice yield. Secondly, and arguably the most important benefit that sets cold pressed juice above traditional centrifugal juicers is that it produces little to no heat. This means that your fresh ingredients nutrients are kept intact along with all the enzymes and the juice retains the maximum amount of nutrients. Oh, and they can also effectively break down nuts to make ‘mylks’.

 

Upon looking at a fresh, cold pressed juice it’s clear why they are so popular not only with many at home but also many Hollywood celebrities. The juice appears darker and richer looking with hardly any pulp or froth. Many of us don’t get enough fruit or vegetables as it is, so why sacrifice the vitamins and nutrients to your old juicer?

 

 
May 14, 2016 by Made Juice

Health Benefits of Drinking Green Juice

 

There are many valuable benefits attached to drinking green juice. More and more people are enjoying green juice, and there are many great reasons for doing the same. Opt for green juice and your body will return to a healthy alkaline state, you’ll get excellent nutrition and quick absorption and will be able to enjoy a delicious, varied taste. 
 
Green juice can help you stay in control of calorie consumption and even aid you with weight loss whilst boosting immunity and energy levels. It’s even possible to get a day’s worth of vegetables in a single serving. The fruits and vegetables used to create green juice feature a host of minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants and vitamins. The natural sugars found in your green juice can give you a fantastic natural energy boost. 
 
Drinking green juice is a great way to get most of the nutrition you need. Start drinking green juice and you can expect your skin to glow and your general well-being to improve dramatically.  Natural sugars from fruits won’t cause weight gain like processed sugars from junk food. Vegetables only contain very small amounts of sugar but will cleanse and detoxify your system, making the process of elimination much more effective. 
 
Let’s take a look at some of the ingredients you might find in a typical serving of green juice. Celery is an excellent source of Vitamins K, A and C as well as potassium, cucumber is great for keeping you hydrated and flushing out toxins, apples can help prevent cancer, diabetes and heart disease, lemon juice is fantastic for cleaning out the liver and aids digestion whilst ginger can help with morning sickness and reduce muscle pain. Kale is also great for digestion and elimination and Romaine is super-rich in Vitamin K. Finally, parsley is great for the immune system, bones, nervous system and kidneys. 
 
Consuming fresh and raw vegetables can reduce junk food cravings significantly. Your body will be able to absorb all the nutrients it needs immediately as there will be no solid foods for your digestive system to break down, with the nutrients going straight into your bloodstream, helping you feel lighter. What’s more is that green juice allows you to enjoy a host of vegetables you may not normally encounter. 

 

April 12, 2016 by Made Juice