Juicing the Rainbow offers tips, advice and information on juicing for better health & vitality.
Juicing can be a quick way to get back to full health. Juices made from fresh fruit and vegetables are concentrated cocktails of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that are vital to good health. Below you can find articles on a wide range of topics including specific health conditions. If you have any comments or suggestions, I'd love to hear them.
Which of these two plants are YOU?
I know, I know. You feel OK. Not brilliant, but “normal”.
Surely if you were deficient in vitamins, minerals or other macro and micro-nutrients, your health would be suffering?
Well yes it would, and for most of us, IT IS.
This is most of us on the left (click each image for a larger version):
This is a pot of my chilli plants. It’s actually the same pot, left and right. The only difference is about 2 weeks.
Which plant are you? Read on to find out…
The wonderful health benefits of juicing fresh fruit & vegetables at home
Have you ever wondered why lots of people make their own juices at home when you can just buy ready made juices at the supermarket?
Why do so many health & fitness professionals recommend you make your own juice?
Does juicing fresh fruit and vegetables really have measurable health benefits?
Are homemade juices really the healthiest option?
This article explores why people are juicing for health, but first, let me ask you a few questions.
• Do you have health problems?
• Are you lacking in energy?
• Always tired?
• Always getting sick?
• Can’t seem to get over those cold or flu symptoms?
I used to suffer from all of the above, but, since I started juicing for health reasons, I have noticed a huge change in the way my body feels. I have more energy, less illness and my joints don’t ache anymore.
Best Juicer to Buy?
Centrifugal juicers are great for quickly making large amounts of fresh juice. They use a spinning fine mesh basket and the power of centrifugal forces to separate the pulp from the juice. Some are better than others, obviously, so we’ll show you our top 3 picks.
Single gear juicers use a single auger (gear) which has a spiral shape to push the fruit and vegetables against a metal screen to extract the juice. The pulp continues its journey out through the end of the juicer and is collected in a separate bin. The quality and quantity of juice extracted using a single gear juicer is far superior to centrifugal juicers, so this really is the minimum recommended style of juicer. If you can afford it, go to dual gear.
Dual gear juicers have two gears to triturate (grind, pulverize) the fruit and vegetables you put down the chute. These juicers, like the single auger juicers are very efficient, produce no heat, and work at a slow RPM to ensure the best possible yield and quality of the juice. If you can afford a dual gear juicer you should get one. They are the best juicers you can buy.
Wheatgrass juicers are often put into their own category, when in fact, they are simply single or twin gear juicers capable of chewing, pounding and extracting the juice from all manner of produce including wheatgrass, leafy greens like romaine lettuce, herbs, etc. If your primary reason for getting a juicer is for wheatgrass, look for juicers marketed as wheatgrass juicers. Otherwise you can just as happily look at single or twin gear juicers which will still do a good job.