Juicing has become something of a trend in the last ten years or so. Juice bars have popped up on virtually every corner, and on the whole, they are doing quite well. Although, as you the reader will already know, we are all currently in the midst of a global pandemic from which it is unlikely we will escape for at least another six months. Juice bars, shops, restaurants, they have all been forced to close. Because of this [providing you are a juice bar enthusiast], you might want to invest in a juice extractor of your own.
In this article, we hope to make it a little easier and hope to help you with your decision by offering you a bit of information on whether or not a juice extractor is worth the investment. We hope that, by the end of this article, you will be able to make a concrete decision.
Juice extractors, are they worth the investment? Let’s find out, shall we?
What Are Juicers?
Juicers, we’ve all heard of them, but what are they? A juicer is, well, a device designed to aid in making juice without having to squeeze the juice by hand. Juice extractors crush, squeeze and grind juice out of fruit pulp. The fruit is run through the machine, the skins and pips discarded, and the juice funneled into a vessel from which the juice can be drunk or poured. Many juicers also double as food processors, which can be of great benefit for cooks.
Are Juicers Worth the Investment?
Juicers are commonplace in most homes throughout the world. They are, as mentioned in the previous paragraph, multifunctional. While they do function as juicers, they function as food processors too, and even puree and sauce makers. Juicers are very popular among home chefs, particularly those who prefer not to grind down their own herbs and spices for sauces, and instead, like quick fixes. Juicers also come with a number of health benefits, some of which we will now go on to mention for you:
Five a DayOur busy, humdrum world very seldom affords us even five minutes a day to ourselves. With so little time, many of us have absolutely terrible diets. Diets laden with junk food, sugar, processed fats, and fast food. Shockingly, very few people actually consume their five-a-day – something we are all undoubtedly familiar with and something that should require no explanation. The worrying thing is, dieticians recommend that not only should a person consume five-a-day – but that is just a baseline, they should consume more! When a person does not eat their five-a-day, they can develop nutritional deficiencies and their health can begin to dwindle. Your five-a-day should be the very minimum fruit and vegetables that you eat.
Thankfully, this is where juicers come in. Yes, you may not have the time to sit down, peel, and eat five fruits a day, many of us do not – you wake up, work, you get home, sleep. With a juicer, however, before you go to bed [or even the week earlier] you can prepare a healthy juice drink that you can drink on your way to work. You can get your five-a-day directly through juice, so rather than starving your body of much-needed nutrition, juice it up and drink it every time you are thirsty!
Not only can one consume fruit and vegetables fast, but one can consume exotic fruit and vegetables fast. Yes, by introducing juicing into your life, you also introduce variety. There is a massive variety of fruit and veg that can be combined to create delicious flavor combinations. You will find that, after only a few juices, that you will be trawling through your local exotic supermarket to find fruit and vegetables you have never heard of. Believe me, it happened to me, too! Yes, I caught the juicing bug too!
Above all, juicing promotes healthier living. Some critics argue that eating the fruit is better than juicing – others say juicing detoxifies the body. Whatever the truth is, it is fair to say that juicing does promote a healthier lifestyle and it does put a person in touch with healthier living. We should all, especially now during this pandemic, passionately pursue healthier lifestyles. Healthier living is something we should all be proud to pursue – it is something that will ensure we live long, healthy, and happy lives. Healthier living needs to become the future and junk food consumption the past.
In this article, we hope to have explained the benefits of juicing and what you need to know before investing in a juicer. Juicers can be very expensive, but with New Year’s sales just a few weeks away, there’s never been a better time to pick one up. Thank you for reading and please visit us again!