Worth The Hype? The Safety & Benefits Of Cold Pressed Juice
Written by: Lindsay Sibson
It’s a true phenomenon.
Have you ever seen something for the first time… and then started seeing it E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E?
You think to yourself “That is SO weird! I just saw/heard that the other day!”
Well, this feeling is actually scientific and it’s called The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon.
This sensation happened to me in regards to cold pressed juicing. Once I saw and drank it once… it was like I couldn’t STOP seeing it all over the place, no matter how hard I tried!
There is a lot of hype about cold pressing juicing, which makes ya think…
Is it REALLY worth it?
Let’s find out!
The Safety Of Juices
Standard juices (unpasteurized juice) have a shorter shelf life. No big deal – right? Well… not necessarily, because this causes them to be MORE susceptible to being contaminated by bacteria, yeast and other harmful microorganisms.
For example, there were 13 reported cases of E. Coli from people who drank Odwalla’s unpasteurized apple juice in 1996.
And that is just ONE case where these kinds of juices were recalled – YIKES!
As a result of these numerous foodborne illness cases and recalls, the Food and Drug Administration has set more strict requirements in regards to how these juices are processed.
A Healthier & Safer Method: Cold Pressed Juice
Above all, green cold pressed juice is so-darn-delicious.
Now that that fact is out of the way, let’s take a closer look at WHY you should drink cold pressed juice.
Despite the food safety issues of mass produced juices, the demand for juices has persisted. However, juice drinkers wanted a healthier and safer alternative (especially one with less preservatives and sugar).
Cold pressed juice!
The rise in popularity of the cold pressed juice business has caused cold pressed juice manufacturers to create premium grab-and-go bottled juices – hence the birth of high pressure processing technology.
What Is Cold Pressed Juice?
Cold pressed juice refers to a fresh juice that is made by using a hydraulic press (high pressure processing) to extract the juice from vegetables and fruits.
Therefore, this juice is 100% made from fruits and vegetables – with NO added ingredients!
After the high pressure is applied to the cold pressed juice, it is bottled and sealed and is safe to ship to a cold pressed juice store – OR directly to your home.
Because no heat is applied during the extraction process, the low level of oxidation results in a juice that is flavourful, colorful and nutrient rich.
How To Get Cold Pressed Juice
#1. Make It At Home:
#2. Pick It Up
If you are on-the-go or traveling, finding a local cold pressed juice is as easy as:
|Choose Your Cafe
- Turn to trusty Google and search: “cold pressed juice store” or to find one in your city type in “cold pressed juice nyc” for example
- Look at ratings and try out different places until you find YOUR perfect juice!
|Choose Your Juice
- Once again, choose a juice blend that is primarily veggies
- You can usually custom blend a juice, so don’t be shy to ASK the Juice Master. A simple yet tasty basic blend includes:
- Leafy greens (spinach, kale)
- Herbs (parsley, mint)
- TIP: If you have a Trader Joe’s near you they sell a 15.2 fluid ounce cold pressed juice for approximately $4.99!
#3. Get It Delivered
Depending on where you live, you may have the option of having organic cold pressed juice delivery.
|Choose Your Company
- To order cold pressed juice online, companies offer “subscriptions” OR you can place a one-time order. Here are a few of the best cold pressed juice brands to check out (U.S. based):
- On a budget? Take a few minutes to compare cold pressed juice manufacturers to price compare so that you can find the cheapest cold pressed juice:
- Check out a site like Groupon.com for cold pressed juice delivery deals (I’ve found several offers on there in the past, depending on where I was living at the time).
Have you tried cold pressed juice? What do YOU think? Is it worth the hype?
Join the juicy conversation by COMMENTING below!
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Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.
Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).
Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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