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Basics of Juicing

The process of juicing has been around for centuries. The need for us to juice fruits and vegetables by hand has been eliminated by the commercial fruit juices available today. Juicing has made a come-back in popularity in light of all the concerns about pesticides, preservatives and other issues.

Back To the Basics of Juicing

No Hidden Ingredients by Juicing

You are in control of what goes into your juice by making your own. There are no hidden ingredients. Therefore, there is no concern for allergic reactions. By growing your own fruit or buying organic, there will not be a need to worry about pesticides or growth hormones present. It will comfort you to know that your juice is strictly juice, and not anything more.

Fresh juice contains a lot of nutrients. Nutrients such as amino acids, minerals, enzymes and vitamins are just a few found in fresh juice. These nutrients occur in their natural state, they are not extracted and added back in. This will provide more benefits to humans.

It may surprise you to know that by volume juice is higher in vitamins and other nutrients. Actually we get more benefits by juicing than in the actual the fruits or vegetables themselves. It takes one pound of carrots to equal one glass of carrot juice. No one can eat that many carrots in one day, much less in a single setting.

Types of Juicers

First are the centrifugal juicers. This juicer uses a grater or shredder which revolves at a high speed. The produce is shredded up and the juice is released. The strainer catches the pulp and the juice is captured in a container. This type of juicer is often hard to clean. It can create oxidation that can deplete nutrients over time.

Second up are masticating juicers. These juicers use a slow-turning motor. It grates the pulp, chews it up, and then presses the juice out. This type of juicer may be hard to use, but they produce only a little amount of oxidation.

Thirdly there are the press juicers. Press juicers shred or crush the produce and then press out the juice. These juicers seem to make the most nutrient-rich juice of all the juicers available on the market today.

Now You Are Ready To Make Juice

Now it's time to try out the juicer you've chosen. Keep the process simple at first, not too complicated. Start by using apples, oranges or grapes. These fruits make good juice all by themselves. Before trying recipes with multiple ingredients give these a shot and this will help you master the technique.

When you've become acquainted with the juicer, look for recipes that suit your taste and purposes. Recipes that are good for the heart, skin, digestive tract, and even brain function. Many juicers often come with recipe books. There are also many juice recipes online. Of course, you can create your own recipes as well.

Our daily diets could sure benefit from freshly made juice. These juices taste great and they pack loads of nutrition into just one serving. Once you've made your own juice you'll never go back to the commercial fruit juices again.

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