Including freshly pressed juice as part of your daily diet can have wondrous effects on your body. Whether you participate in a hardcore juicing diet, or simply have a glass of fresh juice at breakfast, there are benefits to be reaped. However, not all fresh pressed juice is the same, and understanding the difference can help ensure you are getting the best for your body.
Whether you participate in a hardcore juicing diet, or simply have a glass of fresh juice at breakfast, there are benefits to be reaped. However, not all fresh pressed juice is the same, and understanding the difference can help ensure you are getting the best for your body.
To fully utilize the benefits of drinking fresh-pressed juice, it is important to understand what you are putting into your body, and the difference the juicing method used can make. Even if you are not a health nut and simply want a bit more nutrition in your diet, the method of extraction used to obtain your juice can have a huge impact on its quality.
There are two main types of fresh juice you can buy, these are cold pressed juice and centrifugal extracted juice. They describe the two main types of juicers that are used to extract your wholesome, tasty and nutritious beverage; but do the differences between them really affect the quality of the juice?
Well the answer is yes.
This is the most common type of shop sold juice extractor, and can be found in kitchens across the globe. They often contain a fast spinning blade against a mesh filter that breaks up fruit and vegetables, separating the juice from the flesh using centrifugal force. The problem with this for anyone wanting to utilize the full health benefits of fresh juice, is that the fast spinning metal blade generates heat, which both destroys beneficial enzymes within the juice as well as oxidizing some of the nutrients within it, reducing the level of nutrition.
As the name suggests, cold press juicing does not involve any heat, and thus maintains a higher level of nutrition and health value - it produces a juice that unlocks the full nutritional value of the fruit and vegetables being juiced. Cold pressing works by crushing and pressing the fruit and vegetables, maximizing the juice yield keeping nutrients intact. The actual machinery used to make cold press juice is very expensive, especially compared to their centrifugal counterpart, and are thus a much rarer sight.
So when push comes to shove, if you are looking to go on a juice cleanse, improve your nutritional intake, or simply want to get more bang from your buck, then cold pressed juices are the way to go. The normal, centrifugal style juice is better suited to those who plan to use juice as part of their cooking, or those who are not picky about maximising their nutritional intake; and of course, the great majority of supermarket juice comes nowhere near the nutritional value of fresh cold pressed juice, with the majority of them having added sugars and even being pasteurized!
The fact that cold press juicers are expensive does not make the juice inaccessible. Here at Uzuma we produce fresh, nutritional and tasty cold press juice suitable for everyone from juice cleansers to morning breakfast juicers alike. Uzuma ensures you do not have to worry about the quality of your juice, expensive equipment, or even having to spend your time extracting it.