Just recently, a friend of mine has made me watch this amazing documentary called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead which was made around year 2010. It’s an American documentary film which follows the 60-day journey of Australian Joe Cross across the United States as he follows a juice fast to regain his health under the care of Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Nutrition Research Foundation’s Director of Research. And this is indeed my newly found craving: Juicing Vegetables!
My thoughts about the film? It was worth every second watching it! It was truly inspiring. I do not have as much needed weight loss as with the ones on the film (I weigh 121 lbs and I’m 5 foot and 3 inches tall) – but the film has none the less educated and inspired me to achieve optimum health through juicing and plant-based eating.
As I am on my way to do my rebooting program, I had quite a struggle in choosing the best juicer to use on this exciting journey. So here is a guide that was absolutely helpful for me and I hope you find it helpful too!
As I was looking through all the juicers available online, I got confused of all the wide variety of juicers on the market today – we have centrifugal, slow juicer, twin-gear (these are just a few from the many I have found). It was indeed very much a challenge in deciding which one is best and most fit to buy.
Let’s start with centrifugal juicers. These juicers pushes juice by use of centrifugal force on a fine strainer made of up spinning basket with a sharp disc that shreds the fruits and vegetables. They’re easy to use, makes juices quickly, and are budget friendly too! This will be great for anyone new to juicing and budget shoppers. You have to remember though that when you use this kind of juicer, you have to drink the juice immediately. Upon juicing your vegetables, this juicer adds oxygen to the juice and so the juices don’t keep as long and whereby decreases its nutritional value. This type of juicer cannot juice wheatgrass, sprouts or nuts and greens will be a bit harder to juice.
Here are centrifugal juicers you might wanna look at (click on the link for pricing and user reviews):
Masticating juicers on the other hand, produce juice by grinding it (like chewing it with your teeth) and then squeezing the juice out. This type of juicer leads a lot more juice and lesser pulp. It generate less heat and foam, thus nutrients and enzymes are preserved. This type is pretty much versatile – it can juice most fruits and vegies including wheatgrass and cranberries and even nuts. Some use this type of juicer in making nut butters, baby foods, banana ice creams and fruit sorbets. What you should remember in using this juicer is that it may take a bit longer time in preparation since shoots tend to be smaller and you might need to cut fruits and vegetables into smaller pieces. It’s a bit most costly than centrifugal juicers and a bit more tedious to clean as well.
- Omega J8005 Nutrition Center Single-Gear Masticating Juicer, Chrome and Black
- Omega J8004 Nutrition Center Masticating Juicer, White
- Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer
- Kuvings NJE-3530U Masticating Slow Juicer
- Kuvings NS-950 Silent Upright Masticating Juicer
Lastly, the twin-gear juicers. This type of juicer interlocks gears and presses it together to extract juice. It is able to presere the optimum nutritional value of the juice (low oxidation) and very much effecient in juicing greens. It’s quit expensive than the other type of juicers mentioned but it’s quite perfect for someone who wants a top-of-the-line juicer that frequently drinks a large quantity of juice. Do note as well that this juicer has ore parts to clean and a little more tedious and tricky to put back together after cleaning.
- Super Angel All Stainless Steel Twin Gear Juicer
- Green Star GSE-5000 Elite Jumbo Twin Gear Juice Extractor
- Green Star GS-3000 Deluxe Twin Gear Juice Extractor
- Green Power KPE1304 Twin Gear Juicer Wheatgrass, Vegetable & Fruit Juicer – Black
I hope this list helps you as much as it helped me. Now, let’s all end the unhealthy lifestyle and let the great fruit and veggie filled life begin! As what Joe Cross always says, Juice on! Have fun juicing! 🙂