Saturday, September 28, 2013

Juicing Recipes for Detox

Truths That Commercial Detox Solutions Won’t Tell You

People usually need juicing recipes for detox for a healthy bodily tune up. We all use up the healing elements in our bodies and we also pick up toxins along the way. Toxins accumulate in our body usually through the unhealthy food we eat and the pollution that we get from the environment. Detox recipes help your body to get rid of these toxins.  The result is that you get an internal clean up that leaves you refreshed and feeling healthy.

Natural Detoxification – The Only Way to Go

Juicing for Detox
The term “detox” has been glorified to the extreme nowadays. It has been commercialized in order to sell products that are touted as a detox solution. I myself stay away from them since I prefer to use natural detoxification. Natural detox has no hype, you use natural ingredients, and it doesn’t make you spend a lot of money.

If you go by natural detoxification, you are actually working with your body. And the most common natural solution for the human body is water. Yes, good old plain water is a detoxifier in itself. However, you don’t really have to live on water alone. Your body also needs other nutrient sources that can also act as detoxifying agents.

The commercially promoted products today never really worked for me. So I had to find a more natural solution. In my search, I have found juice diet recipes to be a better and cost effective solution. Natural juices from fruits and vegetables are natural detoxifiers. Other than just cleansing your body, natural fresh squeezed juice also provides you with the nutrients that your body needs.

Advantages and Benefits of Natural Detox


There are a lot of benefits that you can get when you opt for recipes for detox. First off, they are really easy to prepare. You don’t need to spend a lot of time to prepare these recipes. You get a huge detox boost in just five minutes a day.

Unlike commercially hyped detox solutions, there are no crazy sounding ingredients that are very hard to pronounce. The ingredients you will need can be found right there in your home. If you don’t have them, then you just have to make a quick trip to the grocery store – that’s it.

Another benefit is in the fact that these juice recipes are loaded with the nutrients that your body needs. You’re not going to take in anything that can harm or pollute your body. The following are some of my recommended juicing recipes for detox:

Vegetable Detoxifier

Ingredients:
  • 1 beet
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 3 pieces carrots
  •  ¼ teaspoon chopped ginger root
  •  ½ teaspoon lemon juice
Chuck all the solid ingredients into your juicer. Add lemon juice and chopped ginger into the extracts. This vegetable juice recipe provides you with a much needed kidney and liver cleanse.

Fiber Flux Detox Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 4 average size apples
  • 1 peeled lemon
  • 2 pieces of peeled lime
This is a fiber rich detox juicer recipe that I came up with when I was still new to juicing. It’s rich in pectin that helps get rid of bad cholesterol.

Detox Snack Juice

Ingredients:
  • 1 banana
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 apple
Who says there are no juicing recipes for detox for snacks? This recipe can be prepared in a minute. Juice everything except for the banana of course. Just chop it up and add to the juice. This makes a healthy filling snack.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Kuvings NS-750 Juicer Review

Quiet Technology Working for You

The Kuvings NS 750 is the quietest juicer that I have ever seen on earth. Because it doesn’t have that noise factor, I am convinced that this is a lot better than my old juicer. If you’re a juice nut like me, you will find that this thing comes with all the stuff that you should expect from any masticating juicer.

The following are the reasons why I think it is a great juicer:

Kuvings Silent Upright Masticating Juicer
  • JUICES INGREDIENTS NICE AND SLOW: I also own centrifugal juicers and high speed juicers but I use my Kuvings NS 750 more frequently than others. It may not be as fast as my other juicers but it’s not the slowest either. You see I also own a horizontal juicer and that is pretty slow.
The good news about slow juicing is that I don’t see a lot of froth forming. I also know for a fact that all the healthy enzymes from the fruits and vegetables I juice are retained. I also make huge batches of juice and I’m glad that with slow juicing, the extracts get a longer shelf life.
  • WON’T WAKE UP THE PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE: Being a juice freak, I wake up early in the morning, usually around 5 AM and I begin my day by making my favorite juice. With my old juicers, I usually wake up the kids and even the dog. My wife used to complain about the early hour so I had to find a solution.
Good thing I found the NS 750. When it does its grinding motion, it only makes 40 to 50 decibels of noise, which is pretty tolerable. In that regard, I think this is the best juicer that I can find anywhere. Ever since I started using this unit, my family never complained about any noise in the kitchen very early in the morning. My dog doesn’t get upset too.
  • HIGH QUALITY JUICE OUTPUT: One of the first things I noticed about this masticating juicer is the fact that it produces really high quality juice. The consistency and texture of the juice that comes out of it is really great. This is due to the slow juicing process which allows the unit to get the most out of every bit of produce you put into the juicer.
The overall design of this Kuvings also minimizes the amount of clutter that I make inside the kitchen. The only thing that I need to get rid of is the pulp. But I do that after I enjoy a nutritious glass of fruit and veggie juice.

Click here for the Kuvings NS 750 official product description

Key Features

  • The upright design of this Kuvings juicer allows users to conserve countertop space. Works great for kitchens that don’t have a lot of space to give up.
  • The quiet but powerful motor only produces 40 to 50 decibels. It is pretty good and you will still be able to carry out a conversation without having to shout at one another.
  • The unit is very easy to clean up.
  • The slow juicing process preserves the enzymes and other nutrients. It also lengthens the shelf life of my juice.
  • Click here to see more product features

Downsides

The only let down for me is the fact that this Kuvings juicer doesn’t come with a strainer. Some pulp bits get mixed up with the juice but I don’t mind it that much. Other than that small issue, I still think the Kuvings Silent Juicer – NS 750 Upright Masticating Juicer is the best in its class.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Super Angel 5500 Juice Extractor

Slow Juicing at Its Best

If you’re looking for the most efficient slow juicer on the planet, you can end your search with the Super Angel Stainless Steel Living Juice Extractor. Its price may turn you off a little bit but let me reassure you that it’s well worth your money. I have owned one for years and it has yet to disappoint me. I never had to use this unit’s warranty.
Stainless Steel Angel Juicer
Super Angel Stainless Steel Juicer

Let me begin with the pros for this one of a kind masticating juicer. There are plenty of good things to talk about the 5500 but I’ll just mention my top picks.

The following are the things that I consider as the best benefits you can get out of this thing:

SOLID CONSTRUCTION: This is one of the first things that will catch anyone’s attention – it’s made out of solid stainless steel. Everyone knows how reliable that material is especially when you’re dealing with food. I have read other juicer reviews
reviews and I’m happy to report that there are other people who agree with me.

EASY CLEAN UP: This Super Angel is so easy to clean! Thesolid steel construction allows me to just wipe things up if they spill. The parts that come in contact with your ingredients are very easy to remove so they can be washed without any trouble.

I’m a heckler for washing dishes and I don’t really like it a lot. But I make an exception for the Super Angel 5500. I can wipe it up and clean it in less than five minutes. Other than that, this thing’s parts are guaranteed
never to rust and should never get stained.

SLOW JUICING GOODNESS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS: Slow juicing is my preferred kind of juicing method. I know that some people prefer a high speed or a centrifugal juicer but I guess that’s just not me. Note that this juicer has an impeller press that only runs at 86 RPMs. This allows all the enzymes
and other health giving extracts to stay in the juice longer.

And since this juicer does things slowly, it’s pretty good with soft veggies and greens, especially with wheatgrass. You just can’t do that with a high speed juicer.

Click here for Super Angel 5500 product specifications

Key Features


  • This slow juicer only uses a minimal countertop space.
  • The removable parts are very easy to clean.
  • This Super Angel 5500 is made from stainless steel, which makes it really durable.
  • Utilizes an impeller press system that allows it to juice leafy greens such as wheatgrass.

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Downsides

I must admit that it is only fair to other consumers that I should mention the downsides of buying this Super Angel juicer. I only have a couple of minor complaints about it actually. First is that the plastic accessories like the mug aren’t really that good. These are accessories and have nothing directly to do with the juicing part. Another complaint that I have is that the thing that holds the screen mesh is a bit too tight but it’s workable.

Besides these minor issues, I still think that the Super Angel 5500 Stainless Steel Living Juice Extractor is one of the best best slow juicer units on the planet.