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Juicing

About Juicing

We all know that at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables should be consumed everyday, but only a small portion of people on a Western diet manage to do this. We live hectic lifestyles that don’t leave the time to prepare and eat plenty of raw fruit and vegetables every day. We complain of a wide variety of ailments such as low energy levels, poor complexion, long illness recovery, issues which most of us have taken to be an inevitable aspect of everyday life.

Nutrients in fresh juice are easily absorbed and therefore act quickly to rejuvenate body cells. As all the pulp and fibrous material has been removed your body needs significantly less energy to digest the nutrients from juice which is particularly important when recovering from illness.

Freshly squeezed juice contains naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and enzymes, which are far better than their synthetic counterparts.

To get the best from fresh juices, ensure that you have a high quality masticating juicer. Masticating juicers press juice out of produce slowly rather than the high-speed shredding of conventional centrifugal juicers.

Where to get a Juicer

We recommend the Green Star and Compact masticating juicers because both their designs incorporate a system that rotates powerfully but slowly generating virtually no heat, thus saving vitamins and enzymes—the life-giving nutrients in the juice—and makes it available to be absorbed into your body.

The extracted juice is of higher nutritional value and lasts longer. You can store these extracted juices for up to 48 hours in the fridge. Very dry pulp is expelled, which is an indication that more juice has been extracted from the produce. Both these juicers extract up to 25% more juice with 70% more minerals in the juice than conventional juicers.

They are ideal for extracting the juice from soft and delicate produce such as Wheatgrass. These juicers have the added benefit of versatility as they come with extra attachments for other food processing functions—mincing, grinding and pasta making.

For further information or to order a juicer contact Healthy Habits Cafe & Store, Quarantine Hill, Wicklow. Tel: 0404 68 645, www.healthyhabs.com.

Green Star Twin Gear Juicers and Compact Juicer & Mincer

More on Juicing

Helpfully Green Star juicers include a FREE copy of Bernadette Bohan's book The Choice The Programme. In her bestselling book she shows you how little it takes to make a huge difference to your health. Includes 75 easy recipes you can make using the Green Star juicer.