Cold Press Juice Benefits

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. This topic asks the questions:

What is the cold press process?

Are cold pressed juice healthy?

How to store cold pressed juice?

Can you make cold pressed juice at home?

What is the cold press process ?

The cold press process uses a hydraulic press. Thousands of pounds of pressure to extract the maximum amount of juice from fresh vegetables and fruits. The cold press process uses no additional heat or oxygen. According to cold press juicer manufacturers , no nutrients is lost during the process as compared to traditional pasteurization.

Are cold pressed juice healthy?

Cold pressed juice is not necessarily more healthy than regular juice. Due to the cold press process, the resulting juice has less fiber. Also cold pressed juice. has the same high sugar as regular juice. One fact of cold pressed juice might make it dangerous for pregnant women or those with comprised immune systems, cold pressed juice is not pasteurized. When fruits and vegetables are made into fresh-squeezed juice, harmful bacteria may be present and become part of the finished product. Most juice in the United States is pasteurized to kill harmful bacteria. Yet when juice is pasteurized, the vital enzymes is destroyed.

How to store cold pressed juice?

Cold pressed juice can be stored from 1 to 5 days. After day 1, the cold pressed juice loses about 40% of its nutritional value. 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 color and nutrients (vitamin C, carotenoids and antioxidants) were the same in all methods of juicing.

Can you make cold pressed juice at home?

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.

You can make cold pressed juice at home ( with or without a juicer). Here’s a simple recipe:

DIY Green Juice

1 cup romaine lettuce

1 cup chopped kale

juice of 1 lemon

1 empire apple

1 inch of ginger root

  1. In a blender, blend all the ingredients with 1/2 cup of water until smooth.
  2. Use a fine mesh sieve or fine strainer and use a bowl to catch the juice. You may have to use your hands to press and squeeze the pulp of juice.
  3. You may have to double strain if you want all the pulp removed from the juice. You can always add some more water to assist the straining.
  4. The resulting juice would be concentrated , so add ice to the juice.
  5. The juice would be good for up to 2 days in the refrigerator, enjoy!

Author: djcgold

I'm from the small tropical island nation The Bahamas. I'm artistic, health enthusiast. I can by reached on Instagram wellness_4u2.

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