Different Juicers for Different Joes

different-juicersDrinking your fruits and vegetables is quickly gaining popularity, so what’s driving the demand? The juicing trend can make it easier to fit whole foods into your diet so you’re less apt to rely on processed foods. It is also a quick way to get the recommended five daily servings of produce in a single glass. Furthermore, you can boost your nutrition by juicing whole vegetables, like cucumbers, that you might otherwise only eat with the skin peeled.

Generally, there are three kinds of juicers, “fast,” “slow” and “whole food.”

1.      Traditional fast juicers, or extractors, quickly grind produce into a thin liquid, and discard the solid pulp that’s left over.

2.      Slow juicers press produce into a pulpy juice so there’s less waste, and this type can better handle tricky leafy greens and nuts.

3.      Juicers that strain the juice and remove the pulp are also removing nutritious fiber. Fiber naturally lowers cholesterol levels, fills you up, and slows down digestion.

A Few Juicing Tips

Buy local and organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible so you’re getting the freshest and most nutritious produce available to you and your family and remember to always rinse everything you juice before juicing.

You will get the best juice from firm, ripe fruits and vegetables. If it is over ripe or too soft you will extract more pulp than juice.

Avoid juicing bananas and avocados, they are soft and will clog your juicer screen.

When juicing melons, don’t remove the interior white rind or peel because much of the nutritional value is in this section of the fruit.

With citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruit and tangerines) remove the rind, but keep as much of the white pith as possible because it’s full of nutrients. You can juice lemons and limes whole without peeling.

Always take proper care of your Juicer. Rinse quickly after use, fruits and vegetables dry quickly and will become more difficult to clean.

 

Drinking your fruits and vegetables is quickly gaining popularity, so what’s driving the demand? The juicing trend can make it easier to fit whole foods into your diet so you’re less apt to rely on processed foods. It is also a quick way to get the recommended five daily servings of produce in a single glass. Furthermore, you can boost your nutrition by juicing whole vegetables, like cucumbers, that you might otherwise only eat with the skin peeled.

Generally, there are three kinds of juicers, “fast,” “slow” and “whole food.”

1.      Traditional fast juicers, or extractors, quickly grind produce into a thin liquid, and discard the solid pulp that’s left over.

2.      Slow juicers press produce into a pulpy juice so there’s less waste, and this type can better handle tricky leafy greens and nuts.

3.      Juicers that strain the juice and remove the pulp are also removing nutritious fiber. Fiber naturally lowers cholesterol levels, fills you up, and slows down digestion.

 

A few tips to make your juicing quick and enjoyable!

Buy local and organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible so you’re getting the freshest and most nutritious produce available to you and your family and remember to always rinse everything you juice before juicing.

You will get the best juice from firm, ripe fruits and vegetables. If it is over ripe or too soft you will extract more pulp than juice.

Avoid juicing bananas and avocados, they are soft and will clog your juicer screen.

When juicing melons, don’t remove the interior white rind or peel because much of the nutritional value is in this section of the fruit.

With citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruit and tangerines) remove the rind, but keep as much of the white pith as possible because it’s full of nutrients. You can juice lemons and limes whole without peeling.

Always take proper care of your Juicer. Rinse quickly after use, fruits and vegetables dry quickly and will become more difficult to clean.

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