I have put together an evaluation of three different types of juicers. Each type of juicer uses a different method of extracting. The method of which the juice is extracted affects the amount nutrients your juice will contain. Each juicer is priced differently, which is why I have recommended a couple brands that, based on my research, prove to be of great quality and have the best reviews.
Grinder/Press Combination: This type of juicer has two separate components, a grinder to grind the vegetable into a fine pulp and a hydraulic press to extract the juice of the vegetable from the pulp. Research indicates that juice produced by the grinder/press can be as much as 50 times higher in essential nutrients.This type of juicer will produce 25 to 50% more juice than other juicers from the same amount of produce. For patients that are following the Gerson Diet, Dr. Gerson felt strongly that this type of juicer was the only acceptable choice. This diet recommends mixing the pulp of different vegetables together before pressing them in order to enhance the extraction of certain nutrients.
Best juicer on the market: The Norwalk Juicer is a large, heavy, grinder/press juicer, made of stainless steel. It is more expensive than other juicers, usually around $2,500. More than
Masticating Juicers: This type of juicer grinds the vegetables and extracts their juices in one step. It is high in vegetable pulp and separates more readily than the juice produced from a two-step machine. Masticating juicers produce a very high heat inside the grinding chamber that damage the juice enzymes. Some people combine a masticating juicer and a separate hydraulic press to produce a more quality juice, similar to the grinder/press combination. The price for both juicer and press is around $600.
Recommended juicer: The Champion Commercial Juicer is a great juicer for it’s price of $200. I use this one personally, and have found it to work very well. I recommend also using a hand operated press along with it, such as this one, Welles or Peoples Juice Press.
Centrifugal Juicers: These are by far the most common of the three types of juicers, and the least expensive. Unfortunately, they are also the least desirable. The centrifugal force throws the pulp against a basket screen through which the juice is strained, which means the pulp remains inside. Also, this juicer doesn’t grind produce as well as other extractors. and it is less effective in extracting juice when compared to the other juicers. Without the pressing action, many minerals remain in the pulp, which means that the juice has less nutrients.
“When the grinding wheel rotates against a resistance with insufficient access of air, positive electricity is produced and induces negative electricity on the surrounding wall. The exchange of positive and negative (ions) kills the oxidizing enzymes and renders the juice deficient.”-Dr. Gerson
I personally do not recommend any type of centrifugal juicers because this process involves a rapidly spinning strainer which gets very hot. The heat kills essential nutrients because it creates static electricity which draws large amounts of air into the juice.
I do believe the Norwalk juicer is the best, not only because it provides the greatest health benefits, but for years it has healed many patients undergoing the Gerson Therapy. For more information reguarding the Gerson Therapy, I suggest you visit their website at www.gerson.org.
I hope that this article has inspired you to look into purchasing a juicer of your own. The price of a juicer is nothing compared to the price of your health!
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