It’s said that around 80% of kitchen gadgets are never used. In fact you may well have been brought a kitchen gadget for Christmas that’s yet to see the light of day! It might be interesting to note that there might be one gadget lurking in the darkness of your larder that could well bring some health benefits to you and your family. A Juicer!
Juicing remains one of the best ways to get your 5 a day in a quick and easy manner – and it can be tasty too. Why take the time to juice?
3 Reasons to Juice
- We get all the nutrients from the fruit and vegetables.
- The stresses of modern life has resulted in many people not be able to maintain a balanced diet. Sadly this means that we are unable to digest fruit and veg as efficiently as we could and are unable to absorb all the nutrients. By juicing, we assist our body in breaking down the food and therefore are able to benefit from the nutrients to a far greater degree.
- A wider Food Variety.
By experimenting with different combinations of fruit and veg, we are naturally rotating our food and are far less likely to develop an allergy to a specific food group.
Increased Fibre Intake.
Recent studies suggest that eating a high fibre diet can reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. It also makes us feel full quicker and thus reduces the risks of overeating.
So Juicing makes sense. But if we are going to start juicing and we don’t have a gadget in the back of a cupboard, what’s the best juicer to buy? Well, Able and Cole are running a competition to win an Omega Slow Juicer worth £399! If you are not lucky enough to win –
Here’s our top 3 juicers:
NutriBullet – £99.95 John Lewis
This funky juicer was a top seller for John Lewis this Christmas. The NutriBullet actually breaks down all the elements of the fruit and veg to make a pulp free smoothie type drink.
Capacity: 680 ml
Dualit Juice Extractor – £99.99
The 800W motor ensures that this juicer retains all the goodness of the fruit you choose. This can handle soft and hard fruits and the double sieve extraction method – juices not just the fruit but the pulp too.
Capacity: 800 ml
Nutri Juicer Pro from Sage by Heston Blumenthal – £299.95 John Lewis
This new range from Heston Blumenthal will look the business in any kitchen. The extra large chute and really powerful motor enables you to juice larger fruit and veg in seconds.
Capacity: 1.2 L
Whichever Juicer you choose – why not use it (or juice it!) – rather than gathering dust in a cupboard!