Juicing for gut health with BioChef
A big part of wellbeing and health is the ability for your gut to remain in balance with good bacteria to ward off health issues and maintain a healthy brain-gut connection.
But how do you stay super healthy on the inside without needing to consume more food or take supplements?
Juicing is a simple, tasty and convenient way to keep your gut health in check. Vitality 4 Life has a high quality premium range of juicers, fit for every individual need and budget.
In this article we will cover the benefits of juicing for your overall well being and gut health, the different styles of juicing and how you can best select the right juicer for your needs.
Why is gut health important?
Your gut is linked to your brain, communicating through nerves and hormones. If you have mostly good bacteria in your gut and maintain a healthy balance of these bacterias, your wellbeing will be greater.
It’s visible too! Your skin will have more of a glow, your immune system will function more efficiently, you will have greater energy and vitality and just feel all round healthier, inside and out.
If you have an imbalance of bacteria in your gut, you may experience a range of health issues like: crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, fatigue, food cravings especially sugar, unintentional weight changes, allergies, mood swings and skin irritations.
In order to maintain a healthy gut, it generally comes down to having enough probiotic food in your diet, healthy enzymes and good fats as a start. Decreasing stress, alcohol, highly processed foods and sugars also helps.
Consuming high nutrient foods like greens, vegetables and fruits can assist your gut in returning back to balance and a great way to do this while easing up the load on your digestion is juicing.
Home juicing machines have come a long way in recent years and are a must-have kitchen appliance that you and your whole family can benefit from by creating your very own detox drink.
(Seek the guidance of your health professional for individual advice on gut health.)
What are the benefits of juicing?
Helps improve gut health - Taking a few vegetables and fruits and combining them in your juicer gives you a glass full of great nutrition and taste, rather than needing to eat all those extra vegetables on your plate.
Researchers found that after a two week juice cleanse, participants had increased the amounts of some health-promoting bacteria and lowered the number of bacteria that cause illness.
It’s convenient and fast - If you are someone who knows you need to increase your daily intake of vitamins and minerals but are not a big fan of eating more fruits and vegetables, then juicing is a great option.
By grabbing your favourite fruits and vegetables you can easily prepare and consume highly nutritious foods in under 10 minutes and have some left over for later.
Our team here at Vitality 4 Life love to make a large batch and keep it in the fridge for a fresh morning uplift or for that quick afternoon pick-me-up.
Some of our favourite blends include : beetroot, apple, carrot and ginger; apple, lemon and carrot; or sometimes we love a fresh orange juice or more of a citrus fruit based juice to boost vitamin c.
May improve heart health - One study showed that juiced fruit and vegetables compared to eating it raw have a reduced amount of oxidative factors which is linked to better heart health.
Types of juicers and how to choose the right one for you
There are differences between the two main types of juicers: ‘centrifugal’ and ‘masticating cold pressed.’
A ‘centrifugal’ juicer uses spinning force at high speeds (around 12000 rpm) to extract juice from fresh produce, whereas a ‘masticating cold pressed’ juicer does this at slower speeds (around 80-100 rpm.)
With the fast speeds of a centrifugal juicer, it adds higher amounts of oxygen and heat in order to quickly produce juice. The downside is that it’s nutritional content is therefore diminished and must be consumed immediately, so not great for those who want to do a large batch and have it last in the fridge for a little later on.
Masticating Cold Pressed
A ‘masticating’ juicer does not use as much heat and oxygen so maintains a much higher nutritional component and gives you a larger juice yield, making it better for your health and hip pocket.
There are two stages in this juicing process where firstly the produce is cut and ground into small pieces followed by the juice being extracted by pressing the small pieces under pressure.
This juice ‘pressing’ method provides the most benefit in terms of nutrition and dollar value, which is why we only supply top of the range brands at affordable prices to bring you the best juicer machine for your wellbeing and health.
Fun fact : did you know that Vitality 4 Life’s owner Roger Akins was one of the first to bring home juicers into Australia?
Roger knew that the benefits of juicing (in particular cold pressed juicing) was something that all people should be able to access easily right from their home, so researched the very best home juicing machines to bring to his customers.
Best juicer for gut health
When considering gut health you want to ensure you maximise every nutrient that you can to produce and consume the purest juice.
The twin gear triturating juicer such as BioChef Gemini produces the most nutrient-rich or 'detox quality' cold press juice using magnetic and bio ceramic technology.
This efficient home juicer is one of our most popular because it will not only juice a wide range of vegetables, herbs and fruits, but will keep your juice fresh and full of nutrition for up to 72 hours in the fridge.
The bonus? This quality home juicer doubles as a food processor, helping your home kitchen become a fast and efficient place to get health and stay healthy!
For this premium juicer we have a 20 year warranty on the motor plus five years on parts.
Best juicer for affordability, ease and space
The Biochef Axis Compact Cold Pressed Juicer is a fantastic starting point if you are new to juicing and have a smaller space in your kitchen.
This lightweight and compact juicer has an adjustable nozzle and is easy to clean with a new ‘quick release’ function.
We have many customers who travel and enjoy using this juice machine for convenience and simplicity, great for those wanting to get healthy no matter where you are and what space you have!
Best quality juicer for convenience and range of food creation
The Oscar Neo DA Plus 1200 is THE best cold pressed juicer you need for not only healthy juices, but to create an entire healthy food range for your and your family.
Make dips, pesto, sorbets, extrude pasta and noodles and enjoy a variety of tasty and nutritious foods along with your juices!
Combining Oscar's seamless 3-step auger crushing system with a new wide-mouth chute, the Oscar Neo 1200 is in a class of it's own. The wide chute (15 % wider than others) was only previously available in vertical juicers and gives you the added convenience of less food preparation time for your fruits and vegetables.
The DA 1200 is very unique in this regard and improvements have been made to the drum, strainers and auger to accommodate for the extra produce that will be able to fit down the chute.
All of the parts still maintain their durability and strength, made from the 'Ultem Tough' material that has made the DA 1000 so popular.
Like the other Oscar Juicers, the Oscar Neo 1200 can juice a very wide variety of fruits, vegetables, greens and wheatgrass as well as performing food processing functions with excellent results.
Best juicer for first time juicing enthusiast
If you have never gotten a juicer before, the Biochef Axis Cold Pressed Juicer is one we recommend.
In fact, many ofour new customers start with this juicer and enjoy the instant health benefits of consuming more greens. Designed especially for juicing wheatgrass, leafy and fibrous greens plus soft and hard fruits and vegetables without clogging, this makes it easy to use with no fuss.
The BioChef Axis Cold Press Juicer Juicer comes with a 20 year warranty on motor and 10 years on parts giving you that peace of mind that you are getting one of the best entry level juicers out there.
No matter what your needs or budget, we are here to help you.
For our full range of high quality home juicers click here and start to experience more vibrant health inside and out!
Vitality 4 Life is an Australian owned and operated company, with the global headquarters located in beautiful Byron Bay in Northern NSW. We are a team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about both health and the Vitality 4 Life Approved Product Range.
Owner and Company Director, Roger Akins, first discovered cold press juicers in the late 1980's and his passion for wanting to help people become healthier by accessing affordable and high quality products was the beginning of Vitality 4 Life.
All our products come with 24/7 customer support, long warranties and 30 day returns to ensure the best experience for our valued customers globally.
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