Many of us have the desire to start living a healthier life, but lack the will power to make the first step. What does ‘making the first step’ even means? For some, it is avoid eating high-calorie snacks, while for others it is about not eating after 7 pm. If you ask fitness instructors and nutritionists, the first step is buying a juicer, an ally that will be there for you every single day.
Using fruits and vegetables in a liquid state is the best way to intake recommended amount of minerals, vitamins and fiber. Therefore, owning a juicer is a great way of including fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. Although there are many studies that indicate that juice is not as healthy as raw products (because juice contains no fiber), drinking freshly-squeezed fruits and vegetables is a healthier option than not consuming fresh raw fruits and vegetables at all. Plus, natural juices are also better than the artificially-flavoured juices you buy at supermarkets.
If you decide to buy a juicer, there are three types that you need to consider: centrifugal, triturating and our top choice – the masticating, also known as quiet juicers. Each juicer type has own advantages and disadvantages, but their most notable differences are: masticating juicers (or quiet juicers) chew, centrifugal juicers grind and triturating juicers press the fruits and vegetables.
Masticating juicers are known as very quiet juicers, which is a big advantages for people who have babies or toddlers. The masticating juicer features a powerful motor and is able to turn any fruit or vegetable into juice, including soft citrus fruits and tough carrots. It uses only one gear/auger to chew up the raw products. After breaking them down to pieces, it squeezes out all the juice and separates it from the solid particles. It releases the juice of one area, while the pulp and other hard particles are held in a separate container within the machine.
If you are looking to purchase a masticating juicer, here are few factors that you should consider.
- How Often Will You Use It? – When setting up a budget for a juicer, it is important to consider how often will you use your masticating juicer. If you are not planning to use it on a regular basis, don’t buy an expensive model.
- Look For A Masticating Juicer With Fewer Moving Parts – When it comes to cleaning the juicer, the many parts equal an instant headache. Look for a model that features fewer moving parts or that are easily removable.
- More Expensive Quiet Juicers Provide Less Food Waste – Some expensive masticating juicer models offer high return in a short run because of reduced food waste. More quality quiet juicers are able to extract over 30% more juice, so you should definitely consider this factor when buying one.
- Importance Of Speed – Some faster models of masticating juicers do not get all out of the fruits and vegetables, so they are not cost-efficient. If speed matters to you, look for a masticating juicer with a bigger number of revolutions per minute and a higher-performance motor. However, you should know that faster juicers are not quiet juicers; they have the tendency to make a lot of noise.