Oh, December! ‘Tis the season of merrymaking and partying, along with unfortunate bouts of sniffles and cold. The goal is to avoid the latter and make the most of this joyous month. But the truth is that you can’t get away with winter without a touch of the chills. Luckily the solution to it is one juicer away.
Vitamin C prevails all such cases of cold. This nutrient acts as an antioxidant that protects your body against the symptoms of flu and reduces them if they persist. Citrus fruits like oranges, kiwi, limes and strawberries are great sources of vitamin C. And the best way to yield this antidote for winter is to chug them through juices.
Juices have great potential when it comes to collecting nutrients from a fruit or vegetable for your consumption. But that depends on your choice of juicer. Not all juicers are the same and don’t provide equal amounts of nutrients. The most common juicer is a centrifugal type that uses a fast-spinning metal blade that spins against a mesh filter separating juice from the pulp. The fast-spinning mechanism in such juicers generate heat which destroys many of the enzymes in the fruit or vegetable. The heat also oxidises the nutrients in it, making it less nutritious than it could have been.
So, let’s all agree that when you’re looking for an ample source of vitamin C for your sniffles, this juicer isn’t your best option.
On the other hand, a slow juicer or a cold press juicer is made up of high-quality anti-oxidative materials. As the name suggests, the slow juicing process doesn’t cause much heat thus retaining most nutrients to give you maximum yield.
These juicers are generally much expensive than a regular one but assures you make the most of the fruits and veggies you juice in them. What’s the point of going through that effort of buying and juicing them if you’re not even going to get all the nutrition from them? Hence, this slow juicer is your best chance to harness good amounts of vitamin C from the fruits you juice up. These juicers are also quite sturdy and the juice it yields is as close to the natural taste of the produce.
So, will you make this worthwhile investment this winter to combat common flu and cold that comes with the season?