Slowjuice: healthy, living juice

Fruits and vegetables are an indispensable source of valuable nutrients and vitamins. You can eat fruit and vegetables, you can also make delicious juices from them. To avoid losing any vitamins, do not use a regular juicer, but a slow juicer. Slow pressing, that’s what it’s all about!

Vitamins

It is of course well known that fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins and nutrients. It is just as well known that it is important for our health to take the right portions every day. No problem, because vegetables and fruit can also be very tasty. You can also make delicious juices from fruits and vegetables. Freshly squeezed juices are available in stores, but not cheaply. There is of course a home alternative: All you have to do is push!

The juicer

To make things easy for us, numerous juicers and blenders have come onto the market. Our fruit is pressed at high speed, or our vegetables are chopped into tiny pieces. We get results quickly, we can quickly enjoy our delicious juice. However, these modern kitchen aids also have a disadvantage. They destroy some of the very important vitamins… This also applies to the fresh juices that you can buy in the supermarket.

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The disadvantages of fast work

Let’s see what actually happens in a traditional juicer. A sharp grater rotates at high speed, thousands of revolutions per minute. Friction also causes heat in this process, causing some of the vitamins, minerals and living enzymes to be lost. Shame. In addition, oxygen easily mixes into the juice. The combination with the heat generated causes oxidation, you can sometimes see the discoloration in the juice. All this results in a juice that you should actually consume soon after preparation. It cannot be the intention that you make healthy food less healthy by preparing it. There must be another way!

Slowjuice: the cold pressing

It is important to ensure that no heat occurs when squeezing the juice. This means that we must refrain from using higher speeds and press more slowly so as not to damage the vitamins and enzymes in the juice. This slower pressing, a maximum of about ninety revolutions per minute, is also called ‘slow juicing’, the devices you use to do this are ‘slow juicers’. The process originated in Thailand and from there conquered the rest of the world.

How the slow juicer works

A slow juicer not only uses pressing and grinding techniques, but also crushing techniques. You could partly compare it with the movements of your teeth. Due to the combination of techniques used, vitamins, minerals and living enzymes are much better preserved, you have produced a healthy and living juice with the slow juicer. This simply means that the final product is fresher and can be stored for much longer than the traditionally produced juices, which you have to consume shortly after pressing. The slow juice juices last for several days! Nice, because now you don’t have to make a new supply of fruit juice every day, and you don’t have to clean the device every day. That makes a difference again!

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All kinds of juices

Due to the combination of techniques with which the slow juicers work, other than traditional juices can also be made. With traditional machines you can only squeeze soft fruits, such as orange or tomato. The slow juicer also makes it possible to make juices from, for example, carrots, mint, spinach, grains and wheat grasses. Because a good slow juicer completely separates juice from the pulp, you don’t have to worry about indigestible fibers left in the pulp ending up in your juice. Your juice remains pulp-free!

Healthy and vital

A delicious vegetable juice is packed with nutrients and vitamins. This means that in a number of cases it can perfectly fulfill a feeding moment. Being more conscious about your diet, your exercise pattern and your way of life will certainly benefit your health and vitality!

Machines

There are various slow juice machines on the market today. You can go for hand machines, which are usually reasonably priced. But there are also electric all-rounders for sale, with prices varying widely from around 150 euros to several hundred euros. If you are not yet sure whether slow juicing will become part of your daily life, it may be advisable to start with a cheaper entry-level model.

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