Many people today claim the effects of drinking extracted juices cleanses the body’s cells faster than any other method or food type available.
Although humans have been squeezing the juice out of plants throughout recorded history, it wasn’t until the advent of the twin technologies of refrigeration and home juice extractors that juicing started to become popular as a widespread tool for improving health. Domestic mechanical refrigerators first became available in the United States around 1911 and the first home juice extractor called the Norwalk Juicer was invented in the 1930s. More juice extractors came out in the years that followed, but it wasn’t until the arrival of the Champion Juicer in 1955 that the juice extractor had shrunken down to kitchen counter size.
With the advent of the Champion home juice extractor, hundreds of different models of small juice extractors were marketed. Many different modes of extraction were employed and the devices got smaller and more convenient to use. The combined effect was that the juicer extraction business exploded and it has never looked back since. Today, there are dozens of new models available, and the venerable Champion Juicer still exists. Simple home juice extractors like the current Champion model cost around $200 and the price can go up to over $500 for more elaborate twin-helical gear equipped models. The introduction of low cost juice extractors from Asia has dropped the price point a bit further in the last decade though, and many good imported models ranging between $50 and $150 are now available too.
Some of the biggest advantages juice extractors have are the healing properties of drinking fruit and vegetable juice. Many juice extraction fans today claim the effects of “cellular cleansing” from drinking extracted juices cleanses the body’s cells faster than any other method or food type. Adherents claim that cleansing is a natural process as the body's cells are constantly dying and being replaced with new cells, and drinking extracted juices simply facilitates and improves the process because fresh squeezed vegetable and fruit juice is so nutrient-dense. Juice fans believe that juice extraction and juicing can help keep the body free of cancer, digestive problems, and other degenerative illnesses too.
Although you can juice just about anything that will fit into a juice extractor, here are some suggested fruits and vegetables that have proven to work well for juice drinking purposes:
The base vegetables: carrots, parsnips, cabbage, beets, celery, cucumbers, broccoli, and burdock root.
The bitter greens: kale, collards, parsley, wheatgrass, lettuces, dandelion, and watercress.
The light vegetables: onions, ginger, radish, and chives.
The fruits: apples, lemons, limes, oranges, cranberries, and grapes
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