Lately, all the hype is around cold-pressed juices and the miracle nutrition and benefits that they offer. Many people who are health-conscious have jumped onto the train and are taking the plunge with cold-pressed juice whether it be their daily fix or are going through with a juice cleanse. It is important to keep in mind that not all juices are made equal; your local grocery store’s ‘cold-pressed juice’ is not the same juice as what you will find at Natural Foods+ Juice Caboose.
Many are debating whether juicing is actually healthier and if the benefits are greater than just downright eating an orange or blending your fruits and veggies into a smoothie.
So let’s understand the process!
To make a quality cold-pressed juice, one must use a hydraulic cold press. This allows for the maximum amount of liquid to be extracted from the organic fruits and vegetables. No nutrients are lost in this process as no heat or oxygen is filtered into the juices. This allows you to get the most amount of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes as possible in each bottle of cold-pressed juice.
However, cold-pressed is not your average home juice. The common home juice involves a process where blades spin very rapidly or a small turning turbine that creates heat via heat transfer and friction in order to remove the juice from the fruits and vegetables. Due to the spinning of blades, heat is generated and oxygen is let in. This breaks down the vitamins, minerals and enzymes found in fruit and vegetables, leaving us with the pulpy and foamy juice we are most familiar with. This process gives us a less nutrient-dense liquid than you would get from REAL cold-pressed juice.
How is the ‘cold-pressed’ process healthier?
Just about everyone knows that fruits and vegetables are great sources for getting your