I first started juicing about 4 years ago...but it was just for pleasure..meaning: I only wanted to make juice for fun, not for any health reasons.
I bought my Jack O Lane juicer from Target ($99) and went to town on it once every blue moon. Now I've learned that juicing is vital to optimal nutrition.
These days there are countless juicers and recipes on the market to suit any budget and taste.
There are two different types of juicers in our home.
- Centrifugal juicer - Jack O Lane (~$99) - spins the fruit/veggie around a spinning screened cone with a blade at the bottom.
- Masticating juicer - Omega ($350) - squeezes the fruit/veggie through a press/screw apparatus. This juicer is good for wheat grass and other herbs.
|Jack O Lane Juicer|
|Omega - Masticating Juicer|
|Caleb using the masticating juicer (Omega) for parsley|
Why is juicing helpful to our bodies?
- Juicing makes nutrients easy to use by the body.
- It's a good way to cleanse.
|Drink fresh juice ASAP...straws take it down faster! :)|
|Compost heap at a farm|