The Tortoise Vs the Hare

 Why doing something slowly, when you can do it quickly, right?  Aren't we all time poor, and need things done quicker in less time?

Well, yes, we are, but remember there is always a price to pay... It could be anything!  The microwave is a prime example.  A cooking device that uses "radiation used to heat polarized molecules in food. Microwave ovens heat foods quickly and efficiently because excitation is fairly uniform in the outer 25–38 mm of a dense (high water content) food item" (sourced from Wikipedia).  But at what cost? I can't conclusively tell you that microwaves are bad, because there is not enough information to support that argument, but I can tell you I chose not to have one in my house.  I figure, if I can't wait for my food to be cooked on the stove or in the oven, then I need to do some serious re-assessing of the priorities in my life, and proper nutrition is a high priority in my life!  So I cook slowly, and yes it takes longer, but I feel better about it.

So the same principle applies with juicing.  There are big fast mean juicers out there, they make a big whirring noise, and will make about 1litre of juice in about 30 seconds flat!!  Whew, that is super quick, so that is great right?  Wrong, because the faster a machine goes, the more it will desecrate the input to get the output.  More input will have to go in, more heat will be generated, and the results will be a juice that may look ok, but you will have to drink it in 5 minutes to get any nutritional benefit from it.  Look instead at slow juicing, the process can take 4 times as long to get the same amount of juice (sometimes up to 10times as long, if you are juicing carrots and beets!!) but the quality and nutrition is equally ten fold.  Amazing really that doing things nice and slowly can press the juice out of the inputs and produce an outcome very different from the fast process!  

We do use slow press juicers to make all of our fresh cleanse juices and in our juice bar, obviously to create a better quality product and a longer shelf life.  You can buy slow juicers at home for yourself too, just google it and you will find a few options on the market.  They are going to be more expensive, but will produce a nutritional extravaganza.  Trust us, your body will thank you.


Catherine Craig
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