If you are decided start living healthy by juicing, your juicer will be your new best friend. There are many juice delivery shops out there where you can simply order your juice and have it delivered wherever you are, but it can be quite expensive in the long run. If you are making juicing as a part of your lifestyle, you need to invest in a juicer that will suit your need and your lifestyle.
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When it comes to do-it-yourself juicing, there are many options to choose to which juicer is the best for you. Along the way, you might get confused with juicingterms such as single gear juicers, twin gear juicers, centrifugal juicers, masticating juicer, wheatgrass juicers and a lot more. Basically, there are two types of juicer available in the market: the auger-style juicer and the juice extractor. The auger style juicers commonly referred to as cold-press or masticating juicers. As its name implied, it crushes and mashes fruits, vegetables, and other produce in order to extract the juice. The juice extractor, on the other hand, uses a rapidly whirling disk to cut vegetables or fruits into small pieces. The small pieces are then spun so fast to separate the juice from the hard part such as pulp, skin, and seed. The juice is then strained and flows in your cup ready to be consumed. It is commonly known as the centrifugal juicer.
For a beginner, you have to ask these three questions before deciding which type of juicer you should buy. How much do you want to spend? Are you always in a hurry? How “pure” you want your juice? Let's elaborate each question for you.
How much do you want to spend?
We are talking about how much money you are willing to spend. If your budget is below $100, you should choose centrifugal juicers. Most centrifugal juicers are within $50 - $150 price ranges. For$100 price range, there won't be too many differences between the centrifugal juicers but I do recommend looking for one with a large feed chute.
When I just started on juicing I used Hamilton Beach Big Mouth juicers. It has a large feed chute that can accommodate a whole apple. It is more convenient and a big time saver as I don't need to chop the fruits and vegetables into small pieces as you need when you use a juicer with a smaller feed chute.
If you want my specific recommendation, go for the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth juicers. Its large feed chute is big enough to allow whole apples in at a time. Certainly, a big time saver as smaller chute juicers would require you to cut up the produce into smaller pieces.
However, if you are willing to shell out more than $100 you can look at better juicer that provides better juice quality.
Are you always in a hurry?
If you have more than $100 to spend for a juicer the next question you should answer should be, how fast you want your juice? With a slightly bigger budget, you can have a good quality juicer that can produce juice fast. However, a fast juicer can compromise the quality of the juice it produces. You might be tempted to choose the faster juicer, but you will be sacrificing some of the nutrients in your juice as you lose it during the juicing process. The choice will between speed vs. quality. If you choose the speed, a high-quality centrifugal juicer is your best choice. If you choose quality over speed, read on in the next paragraph.
How “pure” you want your juice?
If you choose quality over speed and willing to willing to spend few bucks I would suggest that you should go for the masticating juicer. The masticating juicer does not only better quality juice, but it also produces higher yield. Masticating juicer is best in producing organic raw juice. However, it is more expensive and it takes longer to prepare as you need to chop the fruits and vegetables into smaller pieces and feed it on the juicer at a slow rate. For in general, the slow-moving juicers such as masticating juicer produce juice that is of higher quality and quantity and has a longer shelf life.
In choosing a right juicer, you should select one that meets your needs and fits your lifestyle. For a beginner, begin with a basic centrifugal juicer model until you have mastered the basic ofjuicing. If you have mastered the basics ofjuicing, you can level up to more sophisticated masticating or triturating juicers.
At some point in our life, we have been plagued by the troublesome and annoying pimples and acne. Acne is one of the most prevalent skin problems especially among teenager, and it can greatly affect the confidence of those who are suffering from it. Acne is often caused by overproduction of sebum, a build-up of bacteria or irregular shedding of dead skin cells. For 8 years I have been struggling with acne. My problem with acne started when I was 16, and had suffered so many embarrassing moments because of it.
My mom told me that I will outgrow those pesky pimples that keep sprouting on my face as I get older. Unluckily, it never did. I tried everything under the sun to clear my skin from creams to antibiotics and everything in between. I visited so many dermatologists that I lost track of how many I have been with. And then one day I read about the function of the liver and how it affects the condition of my skin. As I learned more about the effect of the food we eat to our body and body functions, I found out that the three major causes of acne were the hormonal, blood sugar, and digestive imbalance.
As I started my journey to natural healing I throw away all the creams and pills that I take to regulate my acne and start to eat healthy foods. I started to consume organic raw juice daily and do an organic raw juice cleanse for 2 – 3 days once a month. This method worked wonders for my skin. I'm proud to say that I am acne free for two years and I have a glowing and radiant skin now.
Here's how organic raw juice helps me get rid of acne and regain my healthy glowing skin.
The typical western diet is rich in saturated fats, refined sugar, processed foods and genetically modified foods. This type of diet can spike up your blood sugar. Blood sugar is closely related to acne, higher blood sugar means higher insulin. The more hormone insulin you have, the more the cell growth at the root of your hair follicles, which leads to the development of acne.
To normalize your blood sugar, you should start your day with super low sugar green juice instead of guzzling gallons of coffee to start your day.
Most of the people with acne also have digestion problem. It is either they don't use the toilet enough and their body is overloaded with toxins or they are using the toilet too much that their body cannot hold the essential nutrients and vitamins to keep the skin and body healthy. In either case, it is not good for your skin and your health in general.
Organic raw juicing can help with your digestive issues by getting your digestive enzyme flowing. A glass of green juice with beets in the morning can help flush the toxins out of your body.
2. Organic raw juice can keep your hormonal level in balance.
Hormonal imbalance is the most common cause of acne. There are many so-called “secret recipe” to keep the hormone level in balance, but the truth is, our hormones is the most fickle and complex thing. You can keep your hormonal level in balance by eating healthy food and by avoiding stress. Hormones are also affected by your blood sugar level and digestion. Getting your daily dose of organic raw juice can help you keep your hormonal level in balance.
4. Organic raw juices are anti-inflammatory.
Inflammation is a normal and healthy reaction that occurs in the body to protect us from bacteria and viruses, however, if left uncheck if can cause harm to our body and show up everywhere and usually in our skin in the form of acne.
Organic raw juice from ginger, turmeric, cucumber, lemon, pineapple, cinnamon, and others can help regulate the balance between the acid and pH level in our body to and aid with inflammation.
5. Organic raw juice can help you stay hydrated.
Keeping your skin hydrated is essential in keeping it acne free and healthy. Drinking organic juice can keep your skin hydrated. Organic juice with cucumber and kale is best in combating dry skin.