As it has now been shown that drinking a glass of freshly made juice can have exceptional health benefits, many more people than ever before are buying a juicer to keep in their homes. Although it has been long known that juice was healthy for you, many people had assumed that that included juices that you buy from the store and only now are realizing that it doesn’t, only the freshly juiced juices are healthy or, are certainly far healthier than the store bought juices. Although all juices are made from either fruits or vegetables, the juices you buy in the store are processed which means that the procedure they go through to enable them to be kept on a shelf till they are bought, means that most of their nutritional value is lost. All fruits and vegetables are full of nutrients but in order for us to get the benefit of those nutrients, we have to either eat them or make a juice with them in such a way as to not lose those nutrients in the process and that is what the modern juicers allow for. The best juicer is probably a mastication juicer as opposed to a centrifugal juicer but the mastication juicers are usually more expensive. The process by which a mastication juicer makes juice is longer than the method used by a centrifugal juicer which is little different from a regular blender. It is this slower process that allows for the nutrients to be kept in the juice and whilst this is obviously healthier, the longer process also creates less oxidation and so the juices can be stored for longer. The centrifugal juicers do maintain a good deal of the fruit or vegetable’s nutrients; just not as much as the mastication juicer but do still provide a healthy juice. The fast process, by which the centrifugal juicer makes juice, creates an additional amount of oxidation and it is this oxidation that causes a juice to spoil and so if making juice in this manner, it is best to drink it right away.
As both these types of juicer can provide us with a healthy addition to our daily diet, one that will play a large role in keeping us healthy, it will be our personal preference that determines which type we buy, a mastication juicer or a centrifugal juicer. Most people, as the centrifugal juicer is cheaper, will opt for that providing they are prepared to make a fresh glass of juice each time, perhaps those that just have one glass of juice in the morning. The mastication juicer s are the preferred choice for those that may want to drink juice at any time of the day and like to be able to make just one batch and keep it in the fridge till they are ready to drink it. Obviously if you have a family and they all drink juice, the mastication juicer may be your immediate choice as you can make everybody’s at one time.