With Christmas just around the corner, and the impending New Year health kick just weeks away, slow and cold press juicers are on many wish lists.
As a great way to improve your daily intake of vitamin C and iron, essential for strengthening the immune system and preventing blood anaemia, a slow juicer extracts the juice from your favourite fruit and vegetables.
One of the key advantages of slow juicing is the ability to extract a consistent quality and quantity of juice. Many taste tests have actually highlighted slow juicing as a tastier alternative to blending or smoothies, and tests have consistently shown a higher quantity of juice via this method. Also, slow juicers tend to be better at juicing greens and soft fruits like berries, in comparison to centrifugal or fast juicers.
It’s not just fruit that can be juiced in a slow juicer. More and more of us are adding carrots and kale to our juice, keen to up the intake of iron and boost our immune systems during the typical cold and flu season. Adding vegetables or fruit to a cold juicer can also be a great way to get more fruit and vegetables in the diet, particularly for those who are not so keen on eating them as part of a meal.
At this time of year, there’s no better way to enjoy your daily vitamin intake than with a Christmas-themed selection of ingredients. Add a zing to your juice with sharp cranberries, make mellow with a few vanilla sticks, or sprinkle ground cinnamon in with your fruit to really bring the seasonal flavours to life. A Christmas juice can be a delicious way to start a party or the big day itself, and is a great alternative for those looking to ditch the alcohol and live well during the holidays. Cold press juicers could be a great pre-Christmas investment for anyone entertaining family and friends, and is ideal for the kids too.
With January not far away, saving money is on everyone’s mind and despite the initial investment, slow juicing can prove better for your bank balance too in the long run. This is particularly true for those who enjoy a morning juice or caffeinated drink from the coffee shop on their way to work. More and more of us are juicing at home and taking the drink with us on our morning commute.
Whether as part of a health kick, or simply looking to increase your intake of vitamins and minerals, a cold press slow juicer is a great way to maintain levels of good nutrition and health – the perfect addition to your home this Christmas.