Review- Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite Juice Extractor

Review- Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite Juice Extractor

Jan 25

Review- Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite Juice Extractor Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor I was in the market for a new juicer and after doing a ton of research on sites and amazon I decided to give this juicer a try. Some of their claims included fast juicing, quick clean up, and stainless body, whats not to love? I did like that they had a pretty decent warranty and from what I have read customer service was pretty good, this is always important. It was rather a short period compared to some other juicers that I have seen and used. Get the Breville 800JEXL Juicer NOW and Save [Click Here] So after I got this juicer I set out to put it together, which was actually very easy. The instructions were clear and easy to read with no confusion at all. Please note that before putting it together you should wash all the parts that actually do the juicing. I powered up the juicer and proceeded to make my standard carrot, celery, ginger and orange juice. Wow was I blown away, this juicer did everything it claimed it would and to top it off the juice was great! This juice extractor literally tore through everything we put in it with ease. The large mouth opening also helped speed up the juicing as well. Great again because minimal cutting is required which is also great for prep time. Minimal force was required when putting fruits and vegetables into the juicer which is something that I was not used to. My old juicer required quite a bit of pushing to get it going. Cleanup was beyond easy it took just a couple of minutes since it was my first time but much quicker than my old juicer. A brush is included so that you can clean the mesh and blades. Everything is dishwasher safe so that was great and aided in a quick clean up. As far as noise, it was only slightly quieter than my old juicer but its something I can live with. I would say on a scale of 1 to 10 this juicer would get a nine. I love everything about it, it doesn’t feel cheap but I feel that the warranty could be a little better. Great tasting juice in a very short amount a time with minimal effort. These are very important qualities...

Vegetable Profile – Celery

Vegetable Profile – Celery

Jan 25

Vegetable Profile – Celery Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor Celery is considered to be one of the lowest calorie vegetables around. The leaves of a celery stalk carry only 16 calories per 100 g weight and contains large amounts of non-soluble fiber. The leaves are also a great source of flavonoid antioxidants such as zea-xanthin, lutein, and beta-carotene, which also have immune-boosting functions. Celery is good source of vitamin-A and as you know Vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. One large stalk of celery can deliver up to 10 percent of your daily need for Vitamin A. Celery reduces “bad” cholesterol using a component called butylphthalide. This component is also what gives the vegetable its flavor and scent. All while reducing your bad cholesterol. A Chicago University study has shown that just two stalks of celery a day can reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) by up to 7 points. An active compound called phthalides in celery has been proven to boost circulatory health. Raw, whole celery reduces high blood pressure. Celery contains special nutrients in its fibers that are released when the vegetable is juiced. These nutrients promote bowel movements by acting as a natural laxative and relaxing the nerves that have been damaged by excess synthetic laxative use. Celery juice can also help flush toxins from the body through the urinary system, which helps to eliminate gall bladder and urinary stones. Those who are prone to stones can add celery juice to their daily menu to prevent future problems. When picking out celery in a grocery store there are a few things you should keep in mind. Be sure to choose celery stalks that are crisp and produce a snap when you separate them. Look for stalks that are in relatively tight bundles, they should not be loose or falling  apart. Stalks should have nice green leaves, stay away from anything with yellow and brown patches. Nutritional Facts of Celery Nutrients %Daily Value per 100 grams Calories 16 Vitamin K 36.9% Folate 9% Vitamin B2 3.5% Magnesium 2.7% Tryptophan 3.1% Vitamin B5 2.5% Calcium 4% Vitamin C 5.2% Vitamin A 9% Potassium 7.5% Molybdenum 6.7% Fiber 5.6%...

Fruit Profile – Apple

Fruit Profile – Apple

Jan 25

Fruit Profile – Apple Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor Apples are among the most popular and well known fruits in the world. Apples were originally grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe, they were then brought over to North America by European colonists.  Besides being an ingredient in many dishes and desserts Apples have a particular religious and mythological significance in quite a few cultures, some of which include Greek and European Christian traditions. As I mentioned earlier apples are also an important ingredient in many desserts like apple pie and apple crumble. Apples are also dried and eaten as chips, a very delicious and healthy snack. They are sometimes cooked to make apple sauce and apple butter. Apples can be stored for some months in specially controlled situations which prevent ripening, typically this is done for commercial purposes. For general home storage, apples can be left in the cooler part of your refrigerator for up to two weeks. Some apples have been known to stay for up to a year, these include the Granny Smith and Fuji apples. Nutrition A typical apple serving weighs in at 242 grams and contains 126 calories. According to the United States Department of Agrriculture apples are a source of  significant dietary fiber, vitamin C and minimal essential nutrients. Apples have been said to be rich in antioxidant phyto-nutrients flavonoids and polyphenolics. The total measured anti-oxidant strength (ORAC value) of 100 g apple fruit is 5900 TE. Some of the important flavonoids in apples are quercetin, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2. They are also good in tartaric acid which is where the tart flavor comes from.  They are also a good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamin, and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6). They are known to contain small amounts of potassium which helps in controlling heart rate and blood pressure; thus, counters the bad influences of...

Juicing for weight loss recipes – Organic

Juicing for weight loss recipes – Organic

Feb 07

Juicing for weight loss recipes – Organic I get asked quite often what type of produce I like to juice and my answer is always the same, organic produce. So why organic produce? There are a few reasons why I prefer organic vs. the regular stuff and I feel that the benefits out weight the cons. Organic produce is a much healthier alternative to regular produce because of the conditions it is grown in. No pesticides are utilized  while organic produce is being grown and the soil is not subjected to any treatments which is sometimes done to regular produce to increase the size and yield of the crop. But why is regular produce bad? Well think about that for a second, pesticides come with all sorts of to keep away from skin and eyes and not to ingest it. So if we’re not supposed to ingest it why is it being spray on food that we are supposed to eat? Even if you wash thoroughly these pesticides are ending up in the soil and plants are taking them through their roots. Organic produce is indeed more expensive but why put a price on your health or your family’s health? After switching to organic produce I did notice a huge change in my mood and attitude as well as increased energy through the day. While we do realize making the switch to organic and be difficult, we found that slowly switching out each piece of fruit or vegetable will make it easier on your wallet and gives you a chance to really see and taste the difference between organic and regular produce. We have a series of Juicing for weight loss recipes that we will be posting soon that are organic friendly and cheap to make. Also don’t feel like just because you cant juice organic produce you shouldn’t juice at all, because some juice is better than no juice. If you absolutely must juice regular produce then by all means do so! I did it for years myself. When juicing weight loss I typically opt for a large glass in the morning and one more in the afternoon before having dinner. If you are still looking for a decent juicer that wont break the bank please check out our reviews and see what fits your lifestyle best or CLICK...

Juice Recipe – Mean Green Juice

Juice Recipe – Mean Green Juice

Nov 08

Juice Recipe – Mean Green Juice Recipe: Mean Green Juice Servings: 2 Ingredients 1 – Bunch Spinach 2 – Cucumbers peeled 4 – Celery Stalks 1 – Bunch Parsley (Small) 1 – Apple (cored) ½ inch Ginger 1 – Lime 1½ cups Ice (if desired) Instructions Place items in juicer a little at time. You can also blend, be sure to mix with water. Juice Recipe Benefits This juice is filled with Vitamins K and A. The parsley provides a very nice flavor and it is also known to prevent cell damage associated with things like asthma, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Ginger adds an interesting taste, which has a little bite to it. The benefits of ginger include reducing nausea, vomiting, symptoms of the flu, sore throat and migranes. Lime is low in sugar and acts as an antibiotic. Modifications to this Recipe More citrus flavor and Vitamin C – Add a florida...