Juice Extractors: leading a healthy generation
Whole Slow Juicers, Masticating Juicers, Slow Juicers, Wheatgrass Juicers, Cold Press Juicers...we know it is a saturated market with a whole host of models, styles and types, which can be a little confusing when it comes to knowing which one is right for you. To make your decision easier, below we have compiled a guide on all you need to know about Juice Extractors. Alternatively, you can contact us. Our staff have lots of practical knowledge and tips and would be happy to help.
- Advantages of using a Juice Extractor
- Introducing fresh juice drinks into your lifestyle
- Best fruits and vegetables for juicing
- Choosing the best Slow Juicer for you
- The latest technology
- The Vitality 4 Life range of Juice Extractors
Advantages of using a Slow Juicer
Nutritionists and experts recommend eating raw foods, as much as possible. Cooked foods lose a considerable amount of their nutritional qualities, meaning that our bodies are missing out on all the possible enzymes and vitamins that could be presented on our plate (or in our glass!).
Consuming natural fruit and vegetable juices is an excellent way to eat raw foods and maintain a healthy and balanced diet. You can make the most creative mixtures suited to your taste and, at the same time, make the most of all the nutrients contained in the foods selected.
When it comes to the appliance itself, a Juice Extractor offers many benefits. Below we list a few of these:
- Up to 35% more performance than using a manual juicer.
- It produces fresh juices, which can be preserved and enjoyed up to 48 hours after preparation.
- It is a silent device.
- It is easy to assemble and clean.
- It can work without interruptions for 30 minutes.
- It processes fruits, vegetables and herbs.
- It produces less foam than a blender or a manual juicer.
- Some models allow you to make sorbets, purées, dough, and even fresh pasta.
Introducing fresh juice drinks into your lifestyle
Ideally, it is best to drink a glass of fresh juice first thing in the morning, at least twenty minutes before breakfast. That way, your body will immediately take in all the nutrients contained in the fruits or vegetables used, helping you start your day on the right foot. Make your juices for the morning with energy-boosting ingredients, such as citrus fruits, bananas and apples.
You can drink fruit juices later, throughout the day, but we advise against drinking them during meals. It is better to drink them half an hour before or two hours later for optimal results.
Before bedtime, consider making your juice out of cucumber, lemon, parsley and ginger. The combination of these low-calorie ingredients can help with weight loss, as well as reduce fluid retention, gas formation and swelling. Plus, it’s super tasty!
In addition to this, some of the other benefits you get when consuming fruit and vegetable juices include:
- More energy
- Better digestion
- Greater strength of the immune system
- Increase in bone density
- Better sleep quality
- Less stress
- Prevention of chronic diseases
Best fruits and vegetables for juicing
Fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins, fibres and nutrients that are all beneficial for our health. They are an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle, with variety being as important as quantity. Below is a handy chart to help you understand, in depth, each of their benefits depending on their colour.
|Yellow & Orange||Pineapple, Lemon, Sweetcorn, Banana, Carrot, Orange, Mango, Sweet Potato.||Promote tanning of the skin and strengthen the immune system.|
|Red||Cherries, Tomato, Pomegranate, Red Currants, Watermelon, Radishes, Red pepper, Chilli, Beetroot.||Facilitate digestion and reduce the risk of cancer.|
|Purple||Aubergine, Plum, Fig, Blueberries, Blackberries, Grapes, Purple Cabbage.||Good for the memory and aiding in maintaining a healthy weight.|
|Green||Lettuce, Spinach, Broccoli, Green Apple, Avocado, Peas, Kiwi.||Improve vision and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.|
|White||Ginger, Onion, Cauliflower, Garlic, Mushrooms, Potato, Turnip.||They have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.|
Choosing the best Slow Juicer for you
What are the different types
Vertical Juicers and Whole Slow Juicers:
If you are short on space in your kitchen and need a compact device, then opt for a vertical Slow Juicer. The top half of the juicer, known as the 'hopper' can be stored separately to the base of the juicer, cutting storage height in half. Vertical Juicers tend to have a larger feeding chute than Horizontal Juicers - meaning less preparation of produce. Vertical Juicers also work faster than horizontal models because gravity helps to pull the produce towards the auger.
Whole Slow Juicers are a type of Vertical Juicer which offer you the possibility of inserting whole products without any need to peel or chop beforehand, saving you even more time. Vitality 4 Life has several models available, among which we’d like to highlight the BioChef Atlas Pro Whole Slow Juicer which can achieve continuous juicing for up to 60 minutes, producing an impressive 40 litres of juice.
Although Horizontal Juicers tend to be slower, slow juicing prevents oxidation and ensures enzymes, vitamins and minerals remain intact. In comparison to other models, a Horizontal Slow Juicer easily handles leafy greens and wheatgrass, resulting in a high juice yield. Among the range of products offered by Vitality 4 Life, we particularly recommend the BioChef Axis Cold Press Juicer. With the BioChef Axis you can make detox-quality cold pressed juice, healthy purees, dips and baby foods, homemade pasta, nut butters, pure fruit sorbets and much more.
This category of Juice Extractors is intended for nutritionists, dieticians, doctors, patients who must follow strict diets, and any other people who want a juice of the highest nutritional quality. Thanks to the twin gear extraction process, enzymes remain alive for up to 72 hours. A professional juicer offers a substantially superior performance, in fact, it produces up to 10% more juice than the models that work with a single screw. In this category we highlight the GreenPower Hippocrates Plus - voted the world’s best twin gear juicer.
Things to consider
Size of the feeding chute: The larger the opening, the greater the capacity of the device to process more food simultaneously. In addition, a larger opening also allows for easier cleaning, ultimately saving you both time and effort.
Rotation speed: The lower the RPM, the better. The slow pressing-out of the juice allows for more nutrients and enzymes to be extracted without harming them. What’s more, a slow rotation speed also means a much quieter device.
Design: Choose a model with user-friendly ergonomics and an aesthetic design that harmonizes with the decoration of your kitchen. Vitality 4 Life offers Juice Makers in a wide range of colours, from classic black and white to silver and bright red.
Ease of cleaning: It goes without saying that the greater the number of pieces of the appliance, the longer it will take to assemble, disassemble and, clean! Our wide variety of Juice Extractors come with a simple structure that offers easier cleaning.
Enzyme Protection System (EPT™): Enzymes are essential for the proper functioning of our body, and cooking reduces their presence in food. This label guarantees your protection.
BPA-free products: Bisphenol A is a toxic and carcinogenic substance, used in the manufacture of some plastic materials. The 'BPA free' label gives you peace of mind that no harmful toxins will leak into foods.
Value for money: As with all of our products, we aim to offer true 'value for money' on our Juicers. We invest time into making sure they come complete with everything you need to get started, such as extensive product manuals or recipe books.
Juices can be enjoyed on a daily basis and form part of a healthy balanced lifestyle. Avoid letting your juicer collect dust in the back of a cupboard...choose an aesthetically pleasing design you are proud to display on your kitchen countertop, and drink your way to five-a-day!
Still unsure? Read more in this article to help you decide which juicer is the right model for you.
The latest technology
Conventional centrifugal juicers extract juice by rapidly spinning ingredients within the chamber. These type of juicers are not only very noisy due to the high-speed spinning of the motor, but they also destroy all of the valuable enzymes during extraction.
Our range of masticating juicers use the very latest in cold press juicing technology to ensure that the living juice retains all the nutrients, vitamins and enzymes in the food. It achieves this by crushing and pressing ingredients to extract the highest possible juice yield. The quality of the juice from cold press juicers is not only more superior in nutritional value, but it can also be stored for up to 48-72 hours.
The latest advancement in cold press juicing is the ability to process whole fruits and vegetables with the wide-mouth feeding chute. We compared two of the world’s best whole slow juicers - the Kuvings B6000 Juicer and the BioChef Atlas Whole Slow Juicer - to see which performs better in the whole apple test. Watch our comparison video below:
The Vitality 4 Life range of Juice Extractors
Vitality 4 Life offers a wide range of juicers in many sizes and colours, always of the most modern and efficient designs. Our products are easy to assemble, disassemble and clean.
We have been juicing since the very beginning and over the years have developed a range of juicers that provide the best value-for-money. Every juicer has been thoroughly tried and tested by our team of health specialists, who are dedicated to ensuring each design produces the most nutrient-filled, cold-pressed living juice on the market. We are constantly listening to customer feedback, liaising closely with our manufacturers and improving the quality of juice extraction.
We are so sure of our products exceptional quality, that we offer a lifetime guarantee and up to 12 year warranties on motors and parts.
Take a look at our range of Juicers and discover all the advantages Vitality 4 Life has to offer, such as a 30-day trial on a wide selection of products, free shipping, and no minimum purchase!