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Which Juicer Is The Best For You?

Types of juicers

Are you interested in juicing? I started juicing a few months ago, and I’m surprised at how much better I feel. When I bought my first juicer, I did not take the time to research the different types of juicers and which type  would  be better suit  my needs. But now I have. So which juicer is the best for you? This article will give you a better understanding of the different types of juicers and there pros and cons.

I wish I had researched before I bought. I did not understand the 3 different makes and how differently they operate, such as speed, durability, simplicity to operate and clean. So hopefully I can keep you from making the same mistakes I did. There are many different models and prices to consider, but  only three different types.

Centrifugal Type

Masticating Type

Triturating Type

The centrifugal type is the fastest, makes the most noise and creates heat. The heat destroys some of the enzymes and nutrients, but the final product is still very healthy.

You can use most fruits and non-leafy vegetables. These juicers have very high speed and will process your juice vey fast. There is more waste of the fruit and vegetables with this type of juicer.

But if you are a busy, on the go person, the centrifugal model might be your best choice. This machine is faster, but the juice is not quite as nutritious. Here is a good choice for the centrifugal juicer. Just Click here.

The masticating type: A masticating juicer is great for  the  leafy green  vegetables such as spinach, kale, parsley, cilantro, Swiss Chard  etc. Even thou a  centrifugal juicer can juice green leafy vegetables, it is not efficient as a masticating juicer in comparison.

While the high speed action of a centrifugal juicer can produces  a lot of heat which then can damage  the enzymes in the juice. A masticating juicer will not create the friction that a centrifugal juicer will.

Masticating juicer will requires less vegetables, in many situations, to create more juice. As a result, you spend less on vegetables than you would with a centrifugal juicer. A masticating juicer is very versatile. Click here to see for yourself

The triturating type: The triturating works with almost all vegetables and fruit, including wheatgrass. It is probably the best juicer available. It makes the most nutrition juice.

It has two gears as opposed to one. This type of juicer  extracts most of the juice from the fruits and vegetables while producing less foam. Plus it is quieter, but slower, and this type of juicer is more expensive.

But if you are serious about juicing this is the Rolls Royce of juicers. But if you are just getting into juicing, with any model of juicer, you will notice the improved flavor over store bought juices, plus the nutritional benefits are greater than store juices.

But it’s important to remember that all juices no matter how 91TLHVygzUL__SL1500_triturating juicerthey are made must be kept refrigerated and used the same day. Just Click here

Hopefully this information will help you make a good decision about which juicer to buy for your needs.  Feel free to leave me comments or questions below, I would love to here from you. Thank you, Deanna Continue reading

Juice Fasting

What is juice fasting?

Juice fasting is just what it says. Drinking  juice in place of a meal is juice fasting.

There are a few  ways to do juice fasting.

Naturally you will lose weight faster by totally juice fasting, but  other options will work also, you just won’t  lose quite as fast.

If you are not familiar with juicing, there are many different approaches to try it.
You can juice fast for all your meals and snacks.

Juice fasting is just juicing and no solid food. You can have up to 6 8 ounce glasses of juice a day.

I find I can only drink 4 and I am full, but you should try to drink at least 5-6 a day.

 

Different approaches

Or you can juice fast one day a week or 2-3 days a week.

You can juice fast for 2 meals a day and eat vegetables for dinner.
It’s recommended that you eat only fresh vegetables and fruits for your meal to help you with your toxic cleanse.

How you approach juice fasting  depends on what you are comfortable with.

 

Goals

Set a goal for yourself, how long you want to fast or how much weight you want to loss.
A week before you start a fast, you should rid your body of all junk food, coffee, red meat, soda and alcohol.
If you need to lose a large amount of weight, just juicing for a week would be a good way to jump- start your weight loss plan.
This will get your body detoxed and cleansed.

To have the best weight loss always use the 80% – 20% rule.

80% vegetables and 20% fruit in all your juices, all fresh. Don’t use canned, they do not have as much nutritional value.

Also it’s best to make your juices fresh daily and keep unused juice for the day in an airtight container, refrigerated. Click here for a great juicer.breville juicer

Weight loss

If you have a lot of weight to lose, you could lose 12 to 15 pounds in the first week, depending on how well you follow the juicing plan and how much you are overweight. That will give you a boost to your willpower.
When you are finished juice fasting, don’t go back to eating the way you did before.
Start out eating raw, fresh fruits and vegetables. Eat lightly to get you body used to food again.
If you don’t you might get ill or you will gain some of the weight back and reintroduce bad habits all over again.
And all that hard work will be for nothing, I know I did that on my first fast.
As far as a juicer, make sure you purchase one that is easy to clean and operate.
Do not use a blender as that will incorporate fiber making your drink a smoothie.fat lady on scale
You don’t need extra fiber, as it will make you digestive system work harder.

Benefits

Juicing has many benefits.
It will make your skin clearer, improve your immune system, you will sleep better and you will have more energy.

Also it’s been know to help with some medical conditions.
I hope I answered some of your questions about juicing.
Also a very good documentary by Joe Cross titled “Fat, Sick and Almost Dead” is a very good film about juicing.
It’s available on Netflix and Hulu.

Doctor’s tip

Make sure you check with your health care provider before starting any exercise program, fasting diet orany diet.

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