One of the most life changing machines in our lives is the juicer.
We believe that juicing is one of the most healthy habits one can develop. And after juicing religiously for almost twelve years, Marilyn and I know a great deal about juicing and juicers. So, if you have a few minutes I’d like to tell you about this wonderful way to get concentrated nutrition to your God-given body.
First of all, most folks don’t understand the philosophy of juicing; why do you do it? Why can’t you just use a blender and put the whole thing in there?
There is a great deal of difference in juicing and blending. First of all, both processes have to do with fiber, as to whether you want it or whether you don’t want it. First, the benefits of food with fiber.
All plant foods have some fiber, whether it be soluble or insoluble
Fiber has no nutritional value, other than helping clean the intestines and blood vessels
Fiber is non-digestible, so it acts as a broom to clean your system
Fiber is necessary and most experts believe we need at least 20-30 grams per day
Animal products have zero fiber, none
So, if you eat plenty of raw foods, or lightly cooked foods you’ll get plenty of fiber. And if you grind up your plant foods, you’ll still get plenty of fiber, but you will get it ground up to where it may easier to digest but may not be as much a “cleaning” agent. In some cases, like when a person’s digestive system or teeth are compromised, this may be a good idea. Letting the blender do the “chewing” is helpful, and if the digestive system is weak, it can also help make the food more easily digestible. We frequently recommend blended salads to cancer sufferers because of the ease of digestion.
On the other hand, if you get plenty of fiber in raw foods, as does anyone on The Hallelujah Diet & Lifestyle, you can really afford to get some of your food in concentrated, fiberless form and let the nutrition go straight to your cell level. And it can do that in less than 30 minutes. Kinda like a “food” transfusion.
And if you want a “food” transfusion, where the nutrition in the food is going to be digested almost immediately, and in concentrated form, you want to JUICE your food, not blend it. Many people who have cancer have used juicing to help their digestive systems, and send cancer-fighting, high antioxidant, fresh vegetable juices quickly to cell level. So here are the advantages of juicing.
The juicer does the work in removing the fiber from the food
You save roughly 30% of the nutrition in the food by mechanically separating the fiber from the juice
You allow the digestive system to work unimpeded in getting the nutrition to cell level quickly
You allow concentrated nutrition to surge to the cells, rather than diluted nutrition trickling through
So, now do you understand the difference? I hope so. Both blending and juicing are great for health, but each has a different purpose and effect.
We, AlphOmegaFood.com, sell both juicers and blenders. This blog post will concentrate on juicers. We have lots of experience with juicers, so I’m going to tell you what we’ve found out about them.
There are several considerations in buying a juicer. There’s price, durability, warranty, looks, ease of cleaning, safety, ease of use, efficiency, and last but very important, the quality of the juice both in nutritional content and speed of oxidation (spoilage). Also the technology of the juicer can affect the live enzymes in the juice, so it is important that the juice introduce little heat, static electricity, or air into the juice, all of which kill live enzymes and oxidize the juice.
We only sell three juicers. Why? Because we believe that these three are good buys and we don’t like to confuse our customers and clients with lots of lower quality juicers. Here they are in order of cheapest to most expensive.
The Champion Juicer is an American-made juicer from the Plastiket Company of California. It is a sturdy machine with a 10 year warranty on the motor and available in both 110 VAC and 220 VAC. We have used this juicer and it is easy to clean, easy to use, and yields juice that lasts about 1 to 2 days when kept in 8 oz. canning jars in the refrigerator. So, you have to juice about 3 to 4 times per week to have juice every day. The price for the Champion is $214.95 to $239.95, depending on whether you get the Household or the Commercial model. Both prices are with free ground shipping.
The Hurom Slow Juicer is an overseas juicer with a new and efficient method of juicing that has been shown to be very effective. It’s slow 80 RPM speed enables it to introduce very little heat into the juice and it is very easy to clean. It is more of a light duty juicer, but it is fun to use. It’s juice will last about 3 to 4 days if kept in 8 oz canning jars in the refrigerator. It is a mid-range priced juicer at $358.95 with free ground shipping. This juicer is especially appropriate for older or physically challenged people who may have trouble pushing the produce into the Champion or Green Star Juicer, which is next.
The Green Star Juicer is also an imported juicer that usually is ranked at the top of all juicers for a number of reasons. First, the juice from this juicer yields juice that lasts from 4 to 6 days, depending on the freshness of the produce, and if kept in 8 oz canning jars in the refrigerator. That means that you only have to juice once a week, and you also only have to clean it once a week. When you are juicing for lots of fresh produce and you want the longest lasting juice, and the most nutritious juice, this is the juicer to buy. Yes, it is sometimes difficult to push produce into the chute, but you just split the produce to where it will go in easily. This juicer yields the driest carrot pulp that even horses will not eat. In my opinion, this juicer is the best health insurance you can have, IF you use it every week. It also makes ice cream and nut butters just like the other juicers. We sell more of these juicers than any other, and for good reasons. It is a great investment. You can get one from us for discount if you call us and mention our Blog.
Juicing is a great way to feed your body. A juice fast is a safe, and effective way to lose weight safely and quickly. We can help you with a juice fast.