Juicing... the beauty, the benefits of juicing and the best juicer

11 August 2018

I’m a bit of a juice-aholic I’ve read every book going! When I first started I was fascinated with the benefits it could have on my skin and started having one juice for my breakfast, religiously, even when travelling. And I’d like to share my tips on how to find the best juicer.

How to find the best juicer for you

No matter where I was, I’d always find a way to get my fresh juice. I thought it was the best- kept secret and convinced almost everyone around me to buy a juicer, (you’d think I was getting commission!).

When I went back to university I took juicing to an unhealthy level of almost living off it. But please please don’t do that - too much of a good thing can quickly become a bad thing. (I wish my younger self knew that).

Now, I’m more balanced, and just make myself a juice when I feel like it. They’re really fun to prepare, I enjoy the beautiful colours and they always taste delicious.

Give your body a super boost of nutrients

We all know we need to eat a variety of fruit and vegetables. They’re packed with antioxidants, metabolic regulators and balance our hormones. But it can sometimes be hard to eat enough a plateful of cucumber, celery, parsley and apple for breakfast isn’t always all that appealing! But juicing lets you get all the benefits of these fruit and veg, making them more digestible and giving your body a hit of nutrients to power you through the day.

What are the best juicers?

If you’re thinking of juicing you’re probably also asking the question ‘Can’t I just buy juice from a supermarket?’ Well of course you can, but personally I think it’s better to make it yourself.

There are lots of juicers out there bringing different benefits and at varying prices. The most common juicers are Centrifugal and Masticating. Here are what I feel are the pros and cons of each:

Centrifugal juicer

Pros: Fast, easy to clean, takes minimal chopping of veg, widely available, relatively inexpensive.

Cons: Can be noisy, generates heat which lowers the quality of the juice, less effective at juicing leafy greens, creates more waste.

Masticating juicer

Pros: Quieter, juices leafy greens, produces better-quality juice, creates less waste.

Cons: Slower, not as easy to clean, can be expensive, most veg and fruit must be chopped very small.

So which do I prefer?

For me, it’s a centrifugal juicer all the way! I’m all about being speedy in the morning and I want a fresh homemade juice within minutes. It is also much cheaper and easier to clean, the best of both worlds. Having said that, I do often treat myself to a masticating juice or cold-pressed juice when I’m at a café. The health benefits of juicing really do show.

Happy juicing! Don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram pictures @camilleknowles.

 

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References for juice benefits: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-95080/The-health-benefits-juicing.html

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