Juicers are our kitchen buddies that keep us fresh and glowing. For some, these fresh squeezes are one of the easiest ways to start loving fruits and vegetables. Here in this article, we aim to give you tips in choosing excellent juicers and recommend some of them.
There are a variety of reasons why juicing is good for us. Drinking juice mix from green fruit and leafy vegetables with an empty stomach allows a more gracious warmup for our digestive system to absorb and distribute nutrients as compared to eating whole foods. Here are other benefits of juicing.
Fibers from solid fruits and vegetables or blender smoothies take a longer time to digest. Juicing makes the juiced fruits and vegetables more digestible. Freshly-squeezed ones such as banana and apple juices are rich in prebiotics - good food for good bacteria in our stomach. The more food that good bacteria feed, the faster these bacteria grow and multiply to strengthen our immune system.
These juices are good for those with gastrointestinal problems. Juicing is one of the key aspects that help recovery since the food has been processed into its liquid form making digestion easier. Because their diet is mainly liquid, the digestive system has more time to rest and recover.
Unlike powdered juices that contain more sugar, fruits and even vegetables have natural sweeteners that are less harmful to the body. There are natural juices such as berries that help lower high blood sugar levels.
Many processed juices available in stores contain preservatives and can increase the risk of high blood pressure. But juicing fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, celery, and Swiss chards, helps regulate normal blood pressure.
Several people credit natural fruit and vegetable juices as their complementary diet for their fast healing and recovery. Together with a proper diet and exercise, juice consumption will be more beneficial to health.
Nutrients are not removed when juicing fruits and vegetables. By mixing and matching different types of them, we can get a drink packed with a lot of nutrients. For instance, mixing kale and asparagus in your drinks can help you clean your urinary system.
Orange and lemons, for example, have high Vitamin C contents to keep your immunity system strong. This will be a favorable way for those who barely eat solid fruits and vegetables. This can also serve as a good training ground for kids to like fruits and vegetables more than junk foods.
Technological advancements and modern fast-paced life are major contributors of body toxins. Gizmos and gadgets emit radiation which has adverse effects on our health if our bodies absorb them. Fast foods and instant foods contain harmful preservatives that cause serious illnesses.
By juice fasting, our bodies take a break from these toxins and a large number of calories. Also, healthy juices especially from beets and green leafy vegetables improve physical stamina even without using performance-enhancing substances. Because of detoxification, juices helps us to have a healthy, smooth, and glowing skin.
There might have been issues surrounding juicing fruits and vegetables. The biggest setback is the removal of the fiber from the juice extract since fibers help absorb body toxins.
However, several nutritionists and fitness experts defend that the goal of juicing is to get more vitamins and minerals than fiber. By removing the fiber pulps, there is a need to have more fruits and vegetables to fill up a glass or a pitcher.
Here are some pointers to consider when buying juicers.
Juicers are different from blenders – this is a common mistake among customers. Juicers extract the liquid contents of the fruits and vegetables and segregate the solid parts. Juicers also use squeezes to extract juice.
On the contrary, blenders crush the solids to mix with the liquid part to make thicker drinks just like shakes and smoothies. It uses blades for crushing and mixing ingredients.
Having a user-friendly and hassle-free juicing machine is a big thumbs up especially for busy people. After use, juicers must consume less time in removing the discarded pulps and fibers.
It is also important to consider if it is very easy to assemble and used for easy juicing. The number of switches and buttons matters as well to be simple in the eyes of the potential buyer.
Juicer is not a common kitchen appliance on an average Filipino household. But it is already an emerging necessary kitchen tool with the emerging enthusiasts of a healthy lifestyle.
Juicers come in different sizes and getting one would require some space on your kitchen counter or table so consider one that will fit the space available. Aside from juicer machines that are heavier and bigger, some portable juicers can bring anywhere and easy to operate so it saves time and effort.
Of course, we also wanted to fully enjoy squeezed juices without the hassle of juicing multiple times in just one drink. We must also consider the volume of the canister or the juice container as well.
It would be best to buy a juicer with a canister size that fits your appetite to avoid unnecessary efforts in making juices for several batches. A 500 mL canister can serve 3 - 5 persons.
There are different kinds of juicers depending on your needs and preferences like speed and noise levels to name a few.
Centrifugal juicer, also known as a fast juicer, is the most popular type of home juicer, and its biggest selling point is its affordable price. It takes the fruits and vegetables, such as apples and cucumbers, through a feed tube and directly into contact with a shredding blade.
The juice is thrown by the centrifugal force of the spinning basket towards the sides and pushed through a sharp screen into a jug or glass. However, setbacks include its noise and inability to handle green leafy vegetables and nut fibers.
The masticating juicers are also known as the slow juicers. They use a slow auger (gear) to crush fruits and veggies and force against and through a sharp screen slower than the centrifugal juicer and relatively quiet. They have a higher juice yield and can handle juicing greens such as spinach and wheatgrass.
Juices tend to last longer in it than centrifugal because of less oxidation. They can function as grain mills too, so you can make nut butter or baby food, nut milk, and frozen fruit delights.
Twin Gear Juicer utilizes two gears (augers) that spin and pulls the produce in and chews it up. The augers quietly extract the juice by pushing the product into a decreasing size screen. It is the most expensive and slowest juicer but extracts the most nutrients among the three.
Its interlocking technology of finely crushing fruits and veggies before juicing. Larger counter space is needed and cleaning is more rigid. However, it is multipurpose since it can be used to make baby food, nut butter, sorbets, and pasta sauces.
Here are our excellent choices for the 10 Best Juicers
|Juice Container||2 L|
|Juice Container||1 Liter|
|RPM||Flexible (2-speed settings)|
|Juice Container||Short Cups - 30 oz. Pitcher - 1 L|
|Juice Container||2 L|
|Juice Container||Not specified|
|Juice Container||500 mL|
Multifunctional Fruit and Vegetable Slow Juicer
Horizontal Masticating Slow Juicer
The Juice Fountain Max
Aura Whole Fruit Juicer
Magic Bullet Juicer
Electric Juice Extractor
Slow Masticating Juice Extractor
Heavy Duty Twin-Winged Auger
The Powerful Heavy-Duty Motor
Extra-Wide Chute Feed for Easy Juicing
Affordable Big Capacity Juicer
Juice, Ice Cream and Smoothie Maker in One
A Smart Juicer with an Intelligent Speed Controller
Multipurpose and Budget-Friendly Juicer
Stainless Juicer and Food Processor in One
Slowly Squeeze and Updated Spiral Auger
Transparent Juicer With Quick Clean Function
|Price Starts at||₱24,654||₱14,999||₱11,999||₱10,299||₱6,300||₱8,450||₱1,100||₱3,654||₱5,999||₱7,995|
|Juice Container||500ML||2LIter||1Liter||2 L||1 Liter||750ML||Short Cups - 30 oz. Pitcher - 1 L||2 L||Not specified||500 mL|
|RPM||43||280||12500||3500||3600||Flexible (2-speed settings)||18000||18000||55||Not specified|
Juicers are the best way to create healthy and nutritious treats. The videos
below will help and guide you create delicious and healthy treats with
just a variety of recipes.
This video from Yummies4Dummies Cooking Channel presents 5 different juice recipes: Neat Beet Juice, Orangey Carrot Juice, Yellow Mellow Juice, Lean Green Juice, and Very Berry Juice. Try and have fun making yummy, colorful, and healthy juices using a juicer!
Yello Mellow Juice Ingredients:
Procedure is very easy! Just add all the ingredients to your juicer, extract juice, pour in your glass, stir, and enjoy!
**A complete list of the ingredients is available on Yummies4Dummies Blogspot
Banana Ice Cream Recipe
Why waste money and time going out to buy ice cream when you can make one at home with just a juicer? With this video from DiscountJuicers.com, guide yourself in making a delicious and healthy Banana Ice Cream & Nut Butter with a juicer.
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