The Health Benefits of Masticating Juicers

There are many health benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables daily. For people who find it hard to eat either fruits or vegetables in a normal way, juicing becomes a beneficial alternative.

The consumption of fruit and vegetable juice also makes it easier for the body to absorb nutrients than from chewed ones because of the lack of fiber in the juice. Although many health care organizations encourage the daily consumption of fruits and vegetables, the majority of new juicing fans needed something quite dramatic to convince them.

Fat, sick and nearly dead

In the documentary movie “Fat, Sick and nearly Dead”, Joe Cross documents his amazing transformation from an overweight, sick, middle-aged man on pills, into a healthy, normal sized man, whose disease had vanished.juice-from-various-fruits

Although Joe used a centrifugal juicer in the movie and got such amazing results, one can achieve even better results with a masticating juicer, and here’s why.

Masticating juicers

Masticating juicers are the kind of juicers that slowly grind and press the produce, thereby gently squeezing out all the juice, nutrients and enzymes in them. This is in contrast to centrifugal juicers, which shred their produce with high speed blades, and then use centrifugal force to drain juice from the pulp.

The pros of masticating juicers

More juice, enzymes & nutrients

Masticating juicers make it possible for anybody to easily digest more nutrients and enzymes from fruits and vegetables. Opposed to simple chewed food, juice contains no fiber, and so is more easily digested.

Between the two different kinds of juicers, a masticating juicer produces more juice, nutrients and enzymes than centrifugal juicers; it is therefore considered the best way to juice.

Lasting freshness

Because of the slow and gentle process that masticating juicers use to produce juice, less of the cell walls are torn, so such juice takes much longer to oxidize than juice from centrifugal juicers.

Leafy greens

Centrifugal juicers are terrible at juicing leafy green vegetables like spinach, and especially wheat-grass, but leafy greens are absolutely no problem for masticating juicers. They will gently press out all of the green juice from any leafy vegetable, and expel a very dry pulp as waste.

Slow & silent operation

Masticating juicers also operate very slowly at between 40 to 80 RPM (Rotations Per Minute), and are therefore not at all loud, compared to the extremely noisy and power hungry centrifugal juicers with up to 12,000 RPM.

Multi-functional

Masticating juicers are multi-functional in the sense that they can also be used to make nut milk, fruit sorbets, baby food and even pasta.

The cons of masticating juicers

Slowness

Masticating juicers work slowly, so they habitually take longer to produce an equal amount of juice as centrifugal juicers.

More pulp in juice

Since masticating juicers are more thorough in juice production, they generally produce juice with more pulp in it. Some people like the pulp and others don’t, but those that don’t like pulp can easily strain their juice, although it takes the additional operation.

Conclusion

As you should know by now, there are huge health benefits to juicing. Many health conscious people around the world have discovered these benefits and have become committed to living a healthier lifestyle with the adoption of juicing. The question is, will you too?