Cold pressed juice- that statement evokes the thought of a tall, chilled glass filled with sweet, delicious juice. Who doesn’t like to feel vibrant and be healthy? Everyone right? How do you get healthy? Eat whole foods – fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly, get enough rest, and reduce stress. But in today’s hectic lifestyles who has the time to consume the amount of fresh produce to maintain a healthy body?
Cold pressed juice protects and preserves the nutrients of the fruits and vegetables. The cold press juicer presses the produce to extract the juice and no heat is involved. You get 100% of the vitamins, mineral, enzymes and nutrients when you drink cold pressed juice. Is cold pressed juice better than conventional extracted juice?
Without pasteurization or high-pressure processing, cold pressed juice can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days when micronutrient degradation occurs. Cold pressing does not preserve the phytochemicals or micronutrients better than conventional centrifugal juicing or blending. When a comparison was done with cold press juicing, centrifugal juicing or blending, the results was similar. The colour and nutrients (vitamin C, carotenoids and antioxidants) were the same in all three methods of juicing.
So with the nutrients are similar in cold pressed juicing and conventional juicing, what’s the appeal? Convenience mostly. Also the marketing is pretty good for cold press juice. Gleaming photos of sleek plastic bottles filled with colorful juice and the promise of better health of the consumer. How much does the cold pressed juice cost? At most grocery stores, the average cost for a 12 ounce bottle is $12. That’s pretty expensive. You can have the same benefits of cold pressed juicing at home, it just may take a little work. Just select the best fruit (preferably organic) and blend yourself a delicious glass of fruit juice, brimming with enzymes and vitamins!