Which Type of Juicer to Buy

Juicing is trending (whatever that is) according to the Huff Post I’m so damn trendy with my juicing!

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There are a bewildering range of juicers to purchase and here is the upshot:

1. Centrifugal Juice Extractors
Traditionally, this is the most common type of juicer. These typically utilize a fast-spinning metal blade that spins against a mesh filter, separating juice from flesh via centrifugal force. The juice and pulp are then separated into different containers. The problem with centrifugal juicers is that the fast-spinning metal blade generates heat, which destroys some of the enzymes in the fruits and vegetables you’re juicing. The heat also oxidizes those nutrients, rendering less nutritious juice than a cold-press juicer.

2. Cold Press Juicers (a.k.a. Masticating Juicers)
These newer juicers extract juice by first crushing and then pressing fruit and vegetables for the highest juice yield. Because they don’t produce as much heat, they keep more of the fresh ingredients’ nutrients intact.

The lowdown:
Buy a centrifugal juicer if:
— You use the juice mostly for cooking, baking or other processes where heat will eventually be applied
— You’re not picky about getting maximum nutrients
— You’re trying to save cash

Buy a slow press juicer if:

— You’re into cleansing, making nut milks and green juices, and you like fresh juice
— You want to pack the most nutrients into your body as possible
— You don’t mind spending a few extra bucks

What I did:
I obeyed my wife and went with an Omega fruit and veg Juicer which is a masticating juicer and I can highly recommend it!

What they don’t tell you:
All juicers are fiddly to clean and need to be cleaned immediately and thoroughly after each use, which is obviously a bit of a pain…

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