I own an excellent highly regarded juice extractor. It's my first, and I got it for a graduation present. Let me just tell you, this is the best present ever. I use it almost every day. When I walk home from work (5 miles) I make myself some fresh juice when I get home, and I make fresh juice for me and my boyfriend on the weekends. Green is our favorite color when it comes to juice. So I'll add two green apples, some kale, half a banana maybe if I'm feeling emboldened, a few celery stalks and a whole cucumber.
Juicing has been a recent addition to my diet as I found out that the nutritional benefits that it offers can aid me in my goal which is to maintain good health. I start from scratch, using an old fashioned juicer. No longer do I buy boxed, prepackaged orange juice. Since I live in Florida where oranges are in abundance and fairly cheap, I buy them and squeeze out the valuable vitamins and minerals this way. This hand juicer is also excellent for releasing the vitamins in lemons which is also a staple in my diet. I use lemon juice in a glass of water as a staple in my diet. I do this upon waking up to give my body the needed charge to get through the day.
I have always been interest in juicing ever since I've seen the infomercials back in the days advertising the big juicers, brought to you by the juiceman Jay Kordich. This was in the early 90's and I was in elementary school, all I remember is the juiceman saying that juicing straight greens, like parsely, is too concentrated and would get you high. I can't say that this did not make me a little bit curious. I remember him saying that juicing would be able to help with ailments that people experienced and that he himself had ridden himself of those ailments by juicing. No, we didn't end up getting a juicer, but I guess you could say that even back then I was an aficionado.
My name is Baxter Jones and I have been juicing for about 5 years now. It has been the single most beneficial health change I have ever made. Many are turned off by the high cost of juicing. I must say the benefits far outweigh the costs. I currently use a Breville Juice Fountain. I purchased an awesome refurbished juicer for $70. It does an excellent job and yields a good amount of juice, even from leafy greens and herbs. As far as fresh produce, I try to purchase as much organic as I can. I do most of my produce shopping at Whole Foods for convenience purposes, but on the weekends, I go to the local farmer's market to get the best deals. You can procure quite a bit of fresh ingredients for your juices at the farmer's market for a relatively low cost. When I first started juicing, I was weary of how things would taste. To mask the bitterness of some of the darker greens, I would add sweeter things like apple and carrot.
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