In addition to pure water, fruit and vegetable juices are a healthy way to maintain a drinking regime at any time of the year and to “tune” your body to combat viral diseases. Do you love pure apple juice? Or will you be refreshed by orange-grapefruit fresh with some mint? Are you hard to resist a mix of cherries, apples and ginger? Whether you like any health-packed drink from a varied range of juices and drinks, know one thing: You don't have to spend a lot of money in shopping malls, or buy them in grocery packs, often notknowing exactly what they contain. Prepare them quickly and easily in your home with juicers. As a result, your vitamin "bombs" will be guaranteed 100%, without added preservatives and in bio quality, only from the best pieces you put into the juicer yourself. High-speed centrifugal juicers, low-speed juicers and presses are ideal for juicing. They are distinguished by the way they process fruit and vegetables, by separating juice from pulp , and by yield - how much healthy liquor they can "slip" from fruit and vegetables.
High-speed centrifugal juicers work like a centrifuge the fruit is first chopped or grated and then, thanks to the centrifugal force, separates the juice from the pulp. They are especially suitable for juicing fruit in which they best leaders on the market. However, they have a lower yield - however, you do not have to throw the flesh, use it to prepare purees, soups, cake or after drying as a tasty tea. The disadvantages of this type are high rotational speeds and high juicing temperatures, which quickly destroy vitamin C in healthy liquor. However, if you consume the juice within 15 minutes, this argument is irrelevant.
Low-speed juicers first crush the fruit and vegetable at low speed and then push it through the sieve, two shafts or homogenizer. With a sieve with larger holes, more pulp with fiber passes into the juice, giving you 100% pulp juice. It is interesting to use a homogenizer in a juicer - it creates a crushed mass with different sized pieces of homogeneous mixture, similar to puree. It can also produce hazelnut spreads and homemade ice cream. The shaft (also known as worm or screw) juicers can also handle the juicing of green leafy vegetables, cereal grass and sprouts or herbs.
The last group are fruit presses, which, however, do not fit very well into the home due to the high price and produce up to hectoliters of super healthy cold pressed juice. They are mostly used in the food industry or healthcare facilities.
Warning! Smoothie makers aren't juicers! They are high-speed mixers that blend the ingredients into a smooth consistency. Ideal if they allow at least 2 speeds. What you get from a smoothie maker is not - although it looks like - a drink, but food! So, if you jumped on a healthy fashion wave of drinking smoothies every day, drink plenty of fluids, especially pure water. Do not overdo it with fruit smoothies - too much fructose means a pressure for liver that has to break down fructose - and it can be "overworked" after long-term stress.
Don't overdo it with sugar!
Juices rich in vitamins and more dense juices are also rich in fiber,not only refresh us, but also properly charged us with energy. Especially the fruity ones, because they contain fructose - yes, that's sugar too! So if you do not want to overdo it with sugar, or you are on a cleansing diet and you would like to lose extra pounds, drink a lot of vegetable juices, or combine fruit with vegetables to prepare juices.
The end justifies the means
Before buying a juicer, answer the following questions: How often and in what quantities will you juice? Do you want to juice only one kind of fruit or vegetables, or do you need a multifunctional device that can handle fruit and vegetables of different hardness? Do you grow citrus in the garden or greenhouse, so is it worth considering buying a citrus juicer? On the market you will find models of juicers at different prices. Take into account the ratio of money spent and what you really "squeeze" from the juicer. Mostly, more expensive juicers mean better quality, which - if you are serious about juicing - could come in handy.
Attributes of quality juicer:
- high engine power - at least 1,000 W to handle even longer juicing without engine overheating;
- large hole for filling pieces - if you can put even an apple or a peeled citrus into it, you do not waste time and energy by cutting fruit and vegetables into small pieces;
- at least 2 juicing speeds, which you can switch according to the consistency and hardness of the raw material;
- easy operation and cleaning - if it becomes difficult to work with and becomes an adrenaline play of nerves, once you put it in the pantry you will no longer pull it out;
- high fluency of operation, which is ensured by intelligent removal of pulp from the juicer during juicing - through a hole in a separate container or into a juice-enriched liquor you will repeat it more often than you would like);
- high quality fabrication made of durable materials to withstand impact and workload for years;
- long-term product warranty - a 2-year product warranty is mandatory by law, but also make sure that the brand
- has good warranty and post-warranty service;
- low noise - if you don't want it to hum at your home as you do at the airport, also note this parameter.
Read which juicers in each category are our hot favorites:
Table-top juicer Orava OS-109 A juices fruits and vegetables in your home easily and effortlessly thanks to a 850 W two-speed motor with quiet operation. The sophisticated design of the juicer, made of high-quality materials against impact and wear, ensures a perfect separation of juice from the pulp and makes a practical "gadget" that you cannot let go. It is designed with a large feeding neck to insert whole pieces of fruit and vegetables, so you will not have to the cut health-packed fruits into small pieces. With this helper you can make juicing fast and effortless, making juicing in the comfort of your home an easy task.
Low-speed, so-called snail juicer Orava OS-150 A juicer is a revolutionary home juicer with precise nutrient extraction from gifts of nature. Fruits and vegetables are pressed like in meat grinder, so it extracts up to 10 times more biologically active substances than with conventional high-speed juicers. This type of juice does not oxidize, so vitamins are stored in the pressed liquor to the maximum extent. It has a power consumption of only 150 W, which is considerably less than high-speed juicers, so it is easy on your wallet. It is equipped with a practical two-phase sieve with differently sized holes and reverse engine operation, so you do not have to disassemble and clean the machine even during long juicing. The juice is collected in a liter container, the flesh is stored in a separate, also liter container.
Smoothie maker Orava RM-1550 can handle even the toughest tasks from mixing to excellence. It is great for a mix of liquid, soft and semi-hard foods such as fruit and vegetables, frozen foods, crushing ice, and chopping nuts and spices. With a power input of 1,500 W, it spins up to 30,000 rpm, so it can handle grain or ice cubes. His 6-blade stainless steel blades don't get blunt easily. In a 2-liter jar with a practical measuring cup, just place vegetables on sirloin, organic baby food ingredients or healthy pieces if you are looking for “liquid food” in the form of delicious smoothies. It will be appreciated by domestic housewives and athletes or devotees of a healthy lifestyle. also helps you to prepare ice cream, soups, fruit desserts or cocktails. It is easy to use and clean, and you will enjoy the tasty juices.