I have a Mehu-Liisa Juice Extractor and Steam Cooker. I love it! I just don't know how to figure the nutrient value of the juice and the remaining pulp (which I grind up for really good tasting spaghetti sauce).
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I have a Greenstar. The gears that "chew" the carrots or whatever you are juicing move more slowly and do not heat the food. When food is heated it loses nutrients. The Champion juicer is also good. It is faster but does not heat much. It is also less expensive. The Greenstar costs about $400 and the champion costs about $250. The Jack Lalane juicer is a centrifugal juicer that has a spinning basket that "throws" the juice. That "throwing" adds oxygen that causes the juice to break down quicker. This juice must be consumed immediately to maintain the nutrients. The Champion juice can be kept in a small jar with as little headspace as possible for 2 days and the Greenstar juice can be kept for 3 days.
The Vitamix is not a juicer but a blender. You still get the whole food. A juicer removes the fiber and allows the nutrients to be absorbed in the stomach almost instantly with practically no digestion needed.
I went to the mall today to buy a juicer, but I'm out of my element and wonder if anyone can recommend one to me? I want to juice things like beets and carrots, so it has to be strong. A friend recommended the Jack Lalane juicer, but at $150 Canadian I want to be sure I'm getting my monies' worth. Any thoughts?
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