Juicing Food Other Than Fruits and Vegetables


If you want to really get serious about juicing, a cold press juicer is going to be a necessary purchase. Cold press juicers juice at lower speeds, so they don’t break down the cellular structure of the food. The build of a cold-press juicer is slightly different that a centrifugal juicer. A centrifugal juicer typically has a blade/screen that spins at high RPMs to tear the produce apart and mechanically separate the juice from pulp. A cold press juicer has an augur or two which look like large screws. These augurs turn slowly and begin to break the food down, and then press it slowly to remove most of the juice from the food. This leaves more of the nutrients intact, and some say it gives the juice a better flavor, too. You can really see the difference in the juice. Juice from a centrifugal juicer separates immediately, and must be shaken or stirred. Juice from a cold press juicer does not separate; it is noticeably darker in most cases, as well.

Juicing Wheatgrass

The ability to juice foods other than fruits and vegetables is another great advantage to a cold press juicer. Sprouts, nuts, and wheatgrass are all examples of things that can be juiced with a cold press juicer. You can even make your own almond or soy milk. Wheatgrass has a very strong flavor, but juicing it together with apples or another sweet fruit will help to mask the flavor. The benefits of wheatgrass are plentiful. Frequent consumption of wheatgrass has been shown to increase red blood cell count, cleanse the blood, cleanse the gastrointestinal tract, and stimulate metabolism. It also helps to reduce the effects of radiation and detoxifies the liver. Adding wheatgrass to your diet can really help to prevent illness and give yourself a health boost. A cold press juicer can help to easily incorporate wheatgrass, as well as many other hard-to-use superfoods, into your diet.