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Volume III
September 14, 2012

Weekly Home / Cook'n & Eat'n

One AWESOME Discovery!

By Alice Osborne

It's not new news - juicing fresh fruits and vegetables is a fast-pass to improved heath. I could provide a 10-page document on the benefits of juicing fresh fruits and vegetables, but I'll spare you with this concise summary:

More absorbtion: When you drink your fruits and vegetables you absorb up to 80% more of the nutrients. That is a massive amount of minerals, vitamins, etc. that you would otherwise be missing out on.

More fruits and vegetables: People in today's world are not eating anywhere near the required amount of fruits and vegetables. Juicing them allows you to pack more into your day thus helping your health.

Good for your organs: Juicing your fruits and vegetables reduces the amount of work your digestive organs have to do and has been shown to increase the health of the liver, kidneys, etc. This kind of thing leads to better immunity and overall better long term health.

And since I'm always looking for the best appliances and tools available, I often check out the different juicers that show up on the market. One that I just discovered is the amazing Hurom Slow Juicer.

I'm not the only one that's interested in juicer types, though. I get lots of questions around juicers and juicing from our readers, so at the risk of sounding like an info-mercial (I am not, nor is DVO in any way connected with this company), let me tell you why, if you're looking to buy a juicer, you might want to seriously consider this machine:

The Hurom Slow Juicer operates at only 80 RPM and uses a mere 150 Watts of energy, instead of 1,000-24,000 RPM and up to 1,500 Watts of energy like a typical centrifugal "High Speed" juicer.

But don't let the name fool you: The Slow Juicer actually juices faster than most typical juicers and expels much drier pulp with a much higher juice yield. The method of extraction is masticating and pressing, using its screw-like auger like a mortar and pestle.

The action crushes and presses the food, releasing its deep-seated nutrients and enzymes. The Hurom website says it "...breaks up more of the phytonutrients, resulting in a richer colored juice that retains more vitamins and minerals. The slow RPM, called Low Speed Techonology System (LSTS), ensures that it does not disrupt the cellular structure of fruits and vegetables, eliminating oxidation and separation. Thus, it preserves the precious enzymes and nutrients that are closest to its natural form."

This juicer efficiently handles fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, wheatgrass, nuts, and even soy beans. There is a noticeable lack of frothing, foaming, and separation that's encountered with other juicers. I've always been a Vitamix fan, but I do have an issue with the foam that often shows up. The Hurom website claims this juicer yields 50% more juice than a centrifuge juicer, in 50% of the time.

The peel and pulp is automatically ejected as it juices - the flow of pure juice is smooth and constant. As the pulp is automatically separating from the juice, a rotating brush cleans the bowl while the machine juices, making clean up simple and easy. A big deal - some juicers are such a pain in the neck to clean!

This durable, child-friendly appliance is small, compared to most juicers - only 9 3/4 inches long, 6 3/4 inches wide, and 15 3/4 inches high. And it is quiet because it squeezes foods slowly rather than grinding at high speed. (Another issue I have with my Vitamix - one we live with, but an issue none-the-less.)

An amazing appliance, the Hurom gets the greatest amount of juice from the least amount of fruits, making it very economical. Pair all these great features with the 10-year warranty that its strong 150 watt motor comes with, and you have a five-star juicer - one AWESOME discovery!

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