Juicers and Facts
Why is Juicing good for you?
Juicing helps you make healthier eating Choices. Research
studies have repeatedly shown a direct relationship between
diet and health. In present times, an increasing number of
doctors and healthcare practitioners are discussing how to
decrease the risk of heart disease and certain cancers
through proper diet. Current recommendations are to increase
the intake of fibre and complex carbohydrates, and decrease
the intake of fat, cholesterol, sugar and sodium.
Over the years, our diet has become increasingly filled with
highly processed, convenience foods. Many of these contain
calories in the form of fats and sugars, and to which large
amounts of sodium have been added to enhance flavour.
You have the opportunity to make changes in your diet and
increase your intake of fibre and complex carbohydrates.
Juicers are designed to make the preparation of fruits,
vegetables and grains convenient and easy. You can process
fruits and vegetables in their prime and quickly prepare them
to fit your family's needs and menu plans. You can
control the addition of salt and sugar and make healthy
choices in the types of fats you use.
What are the different types of juicer?
Manual juicers use a handle to force the produce
into a chamber with a coarse-feed screw, where the juice and
pulp are separated.
Centrifugal juicers use a grater or cutting disc to
break up the plant fibres, and then spin out the juice by
centrifugal action, forcing the pulp against a high-speed
revolving basket, and the juice through the holes in the
A juice press can reduce even hard root vegetables
to something resembling a piece of damp cardboard in a few
minutes. This method of pulping and then hydraulic pressing
is used commercially, on a larger scale.
A blender is ideal in combination with a juicer. A
blender has a stainless steel cutting blade rotating at up to
22,000 revolutions per minute, and tough enough to crush ice
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