There were times when we knew so little of proper juicing, everyone thought that traditional juicers produce something incredibly healthy. It is true that it is better to drink juice from a traditional centrifugal juicer than to drink no fruit and vegetable juice at all, but taking all the facts into consideration, these juicer machines are simply not worth your time and money and here’s why.
It is almost tragic to realize that the one thing that is supposed to help you get the juice is in fact destroying much of the nutrients which are the main reason you have pressed that button in the first place. The sharp blades of traditional juicers moving at high speed that even produces heat, violently alter the state of the fiber, vitamins and minerals your body was supposed to accumulate. The heat kills many of the vitamins, whereas the sharp blades cause oxidation that furthermore reduces the nutritive value of the juice.
Once you realize this, you might think you have two options only: to eat the fruits and vegetables as they are and be done with juicing, or accept the fact that you are drinking a nutritional massacre that tastes good and at least you get a little percentage of what your body needs regarding vitamins, minerals and fiber. Luckily, there is a third option and it’s called slow press juicing.
These juicer machines do not have blades and work on the principle of crushing. The crushing resembles chewing in a certain way, and since it is done in a non-violent manner, the fruits and vegetables retain almost all of their nutritive value. No machine in the world can surpass the natural process of eating fruits and vegetables as they are, however, if we speak about what comes as the closest copy of the natural chewing process, then we are speaking about slow press juicers.
All of that noise and all of that mess that traditional juices cause is all in vain, since the juice they produce is less nutritious than boiled fruits and veggies – that at least do not undergo incredible amount of friction. Slow press juicers on the other hand are much quieter and less messy. However we put it, it is clear that slow press juicers are a big step forward when it comes to juicing. Another convenience is the safety you will experience while cleaning these juicer machines since you will no longer have to worry about accidentally cutting your hands from the blades.
Slow press juicers also produce less waste and because they do not break the nutrients, their juice has longer shelf life. You will also notice that once you put it in a glass it does not divide itself into remains of fruits/vegetables and water, but it remains homogenous for even up to 72 hours. The juices that traditional juicers produce divide into squishy substance and water in just 30 seconds after you put them in a glass.
After taking the time to give full consideration of every aspect these two types of juicers represent, our conclusion is: Go slow or don’t juice at all!