The Nutritional Benefits of Juicing Fruit and Vegetables
There has been a big change in the eating habits of most people and the general awareness campaigns by governments and certain groups are finally paying off.
People are far more knowledgeable about nutrition and health and one of the best ways to improve your diet and health is to include more fruit and vegetables in your diet by using a juicer machine.
The benefits of juicing fruits and vegetables are many and this quick guide should help you understand the health benefits from juicing. The consumption of vegetable and fruit juices help to promote healthy life style and promote balanced nutritional intake.
Consuming the juice from fruits and vegetables could help you lower you cholesterol levels and help save you life. Also depending on the type of juice machine you use, the pulp provided will supply the daily requirement for fibre for a healthy diet.
There are many different juice combination to help work on specific ailments for example: the juicer from vegetables such as turnips, beets, okra, broccoli and kale contain increased amounts of calcium, vitamins and minerals that can help to protect your bones, teeth and also protect against certain types of cancer such as colon cancer.
One of the other benefits of juicing is for people who have problems chewing or digesting their food. The elderly are a good example of this problem and often having problems chewing raw vegetables or fruits and they would benefit greatly from the purchase and use of a good quality juice machine.
A single glass of carrot juice has the same appetizing flavor as a crunchy carrot without the problems associate with chewing such a hard vegetable. Juiced wheatgrass, grapes, cranberries, prunes and oranges will help in maintaining a healthy digestive system and so fight irregularity in bowel movements often associated with older people.
Do you have problems getting your children to eat fresh fruit and veg? Then try a juice machine and before you know you will be amazed and how many different types of fruit and veg you will be able to get into you childs diet. This will help maintain your children with a healthy wholesome diet of fruit and vegetables on a daily basis. Most children love the colour and natural sweet and fresh taste of such fruits as apples carrots, pineapples and tomatoes.
Other interesting facts about fruit and veg is that cranberries are very good for helping with cleaning your urinary tract, liver and kidneys. This is due to the antibacterial properties of cranberries to fight infections and toxins.
Also cabbages have been proven to be beneficial in the fight against ulcers. Cabbage is a natural pain reliever and has had some positive tests in the area of pain relief for stomach ulcers.
If like me you are not a big fan of fruit and veg then using a juicer may be the answer. You can gain all the goodness without the chore of chewing your way through 3lbs of broccoli.
There are several types of juicer machine and depending on your requirements and budget you will find one to suite your needs. There are three main categories of juicer and they are: centrifugal, masticating and triturating or twin gear juicers. All three types of juicer have a slightly different way of separating or extracting the juice from the pulp.
The Masticating electric juicer machine operates at a much slower speed than the other juicer types. It chews the fruit or vegetable fibres and breaks down the cells so this is great for juicer recipes. In doing this it gives you more of the enzymes, fibre, trace minerals and vitamins.
Their are several good makes of masticating juicer machine including the champion juicer. It can also be used to homogenize baby foods, nut butters, fruit ice creams, sauces, and sorbets. The champion juicer also has an optional grain mill attachment for grinding grains into flour for bread making and cakes. The masticating juicer is not a cheap option but the quality and flexibility is second to none.
The Centrifugal juicer machine uses a slightly different approach; it grinds the fruit and vegetables up and then pushes them through a very high-speed strainer. The strainer spins at speeds that ensure all the fruit and vegetable matter is separated in the same way that a washing machine works on the spin cycle.
This helps to produce more juice. Omega is a company that specializes in centrifugal juicers such as the Juiceman II machines. You can purchase a citrus attachment for the Omega juicer that will allow you to juice citrus fruit without the need for peeling. A good choice of juicer if you are on a budget and don’t mind more cleaning and maintenance.
The Triturating juicer or twin gear juicer machine turns at a much slower rpm than the Omega or champion electric juicers and as a two step process. The first includes crushing the fruits and vegetables and the second step separates the juice. Just like the champion juicer a twin gear juicer will give you more enzymes, fibre, trace minerals and vitamins.
These juicers also include some very clever technology in the form of bio-ceramic and magnetic technology that helps to slow down the oxidation process. This is good news if you wish to store your processed juices.
This makes these type of electric juicer machine great for wheatgrass, leafy greens, sprouts; all root vegetables such as carrots and beets and other dryer fruits. It takes longer to extract juice using this type of juicer but you do get a higher quality of juice once extracted