So, you are ready to start on your juicing journey. But what kind of a juicer should you use? The juicing community loves to argue the pro's and con's of each way to juice. For a long time, this made me feel like I couldn't do it. I finally had to decide that there is no wrong way to juice. If you are finding a way to get these amazing nutrients into your body through juicing, it's right anyway you look at it. I started with a centrifugal juicer, then when I dropped and broke it I had to use my blender for a time. Now I have masticating juicer that is amazing, but along the way I was juicing no matter what.
What's that? You had no idea there were so many options when it came to juicers? It was all new to me in the beginnging too. Let me break down the options for you.
1.) Blender - this is probably the least popular method. Using a blender is simple and most people already have one in their home, usually before they have a juicer. Using a blender involves blending all the items to be juiced and then straining it with a nut milk bag, or other similar item like a clean t-shirt. Usually this method takes a few tries to perfect, but the results are great quality juice to drink!
2.) Centrifugal Juicer - this is probably the most common type of juicer on the market. This style includes the ever popular Breville juicer and even the Jack LaLanne juicer. This type of juicer grinds the produce while at the same time spinning the juice out of the pulp. It works great for most purposes. Some centrifugal juicers can leave you with wet pulp. This can be easily remedied by putting the pulp back through the juicer a second and even third time as needed.
3.) Masticating Juicer (picture above) - this is the kind I personally own. I decided it was best for me since it has the best results with removing the juice from leafy greens. Kale, spinach and other dark leafy greens are a staple in any concoction I come up with. These specific vegetables have amazing benefits for the nervous system and should be included for anyone juicing with MS. Masticating juicers do just that, they basically chew the produce and then the juice and pulp are separated. There are different styles and prices of masticating juicers, from the Omega brand to the Norwalk brand which does not heat the produce in any way.
When choosing a juicer consider your situation. What will you be juicing most? How often will you be juicing? How much can I spend on a juicer or blender? No matter what you decide you will see the results of juicing in your life and your health