Cold Pressed Juice Or Blended Smoothies? Find Out What’s Right For You
Written by: Kat Gal
Juices cleanses are in. I bet you’ve heard of them too.
Juices cleanses you buy at your health food store or order online are typically cold pressed juices. This means that the juice from the fruits and vegetables is being pressed out with a juicer.
The downside of juice cleansing is the price. When you buy a juice cleanse program, you can end up spending over a hundred dollars, especially considering that just one bottle can cost between $7 – $10, depending on the brand or location.
So is it worth your money to buy a juice cleanse program? Cold-pressed juice companies say so – of course – but let’s take a closer look at this juicing hype before you start looking for where to buy your juice cleanse kit.
The technique of juice pressing is superior to normal juice extractions – such as using a centrifugal juicer at home. Using this method of pressing, fruits and veggies are able to release more juice. Moreover, the spinning blades of a centrifugal juicer create heat and destroy some of the nutrients in your juice.
Juices made with centrifugal juicers also don’t last too long, you have to drink them right away, whereas cold-pressed juices can last for several days when sealed tightly.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with using your centrifugal juicer, it’s just a bit better and potentially more beneficial to opt for cold pressed juice.
The boxed juices you’ve grown up with are filled with preservatives and added sugar, whereas cold pressed juices are made fresh typically from organic ingredients. If you are on the go and looking to quickly pick up some juice, opt for fresh cold pressed juice instead of sugary juice concentrates.
Traditional juices from the store are not only made from concentrate and use preservatives, but they also tend to be fruit juices. Cold pressed juices on the other hand tend to be made with lots of greens and vegetables – even cold pressed fruit juices have some veggies in them. The vegetables add extra minerals, vitamins and antioxidants to your cold pressed fruit juices and also help keep the juices from spiking your blood sugar.
Is It Healthy To Drink Juice?
Some may argue that drinking juice is not the best thing for you and say it is better to eat a piece of fruit as a whole with all the skin, flesh and fiber. Are they right?
Yes and no.
Drinking pure fruit juice is not the best for you, even if they are cold pressed fruit juices and if they are part of a juice cleanse you buy. Fruits are naturally sweet. Without the added fiber, all the sugar goes to your bloodstream too fast, raising your blood sugar and leading to sugar crashes and possible health issues in the long run.
Eating a piece of fruit or drinking a fruit smoothie with all the fiber in it tends to be much healthier and safer than drinking straight cold pressed fruit juices. The fiber slows down the digestion and the sugar makes it to your system at a slower pace, helping give you more sustained energy.
Cold pressed green juices on the other hand are great. They tend to be made with lots of greens and vegetables and little to no fruit. The fruits used are usually lower in GI, such are green apples. Without the fiber, the green juice gets to your bloodstream quickly, alkalizing your body, cleansing your system and energizing you completely.
Of course, green juices do not replace meals. Buying a juice cleanse kit or doing your own juice cleanse plan can be a good idea in the short-term. Juice cleanses can cleanse your system (duh), reprogram your taste buds and kick-start a healthy diet and healing lifestyle.
For the long run, however, you don’t want to live only on juices. You need whole foods with lots of fiber to fuel your body and help your digestion. Starting your day with a green juice or drinking it as a snack or next to a nice salad or raw meal are fantastic ideas to add more minerals, vitamins and antioxidants to your diet.
Where Can I Buy A Juice Cleanse?
Whether you want to make your own juices at home or want to pay some extra bucks for cold pressed juices is entirely up to you.
Cold pressed juices are popping up at most health food stores and even some regular grocery stores. There are more and more juice bars and cafes that sell cold pressed juices as well. If you still don’t know where to buy your cold pressed juice in your area, you can always buy a juice cleanse or individual bottles online and have them delivered to your door.
Whether you are making your own green juices or buying cold pressed juice from somewhere, adding Organifi Green Juice to your diet is something you can benefit from.
Unlike most green juice powders out there, Organifi doesn’t taste ‘green,’ but is actually delicious. It is made with the best quality super greens and superfoods, adding vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to your body. You can mix it into any of your green juices or smoothies or just add it to water or almond milk.
If you are busy and on the go, far from anywhere where you can buy cold pressed juice, or perhaps traveling, Organifi is a lifesaver. It is so easy. Mix it with a glass of water and it is ready drink within seconds.
Have you ever been on a juice cleanse? Where do you buy your juice cleanses normally? Or do you DIY and make your juice at home? Have you tried Organifi yet? Share your experiences, tips and tricks below. We would love to exchange ideas.
No juicer? No problem! Organifi Green Juice is a carefully selected blend of 11 different superfoods including turmeric, spirulina, lemon, mint, moringa and more. It was formulated for busy women and men who are looking for a way to super boost their health and support their lifestyle without spending a lot of time or money in the kitchen. Try it today!
Kat Gál is a multi-passionate writer, world traveler, nomad, runner, and cat-person. She is a lifelong learner who lives outside of her comfort zones stretching her boundaries and discovering beauty around the world. She is a full-time freelance health & wellness writer, content creator, and also a Certified Holistic Health & Life Coach.
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