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
The Gemini’s Twin Gear is the ultimate cold press juicer using twin gears that mesh together more finely than ever before. This video shows you how to best prepare your produce for juicing ease.
The BioChef® Axis Cold Press Juicer is compact and very versatile, it is what we call the complete "living food kitchen machine" and it will quickly become an integral part of your daily health and wellness regime.
The Oscar Neo DA 1000 and DA 1200 are Australia's best-selling single gear horizontal cold press juicers, from the original slow juicer brand, Oscar.
Unsure which juicer is right for you? Vitality 4 Life, the original cold press juicer company, can help you to select the perfect juicer for your needs and lifestyle. Avoid the overwhelm and confusion, and let us make the choice simple and easy.
Which juicer should I buy? This is by far our most asked question at Vitality 4 Life, and for good reason! With such an array of cold press juicers available in the market, it can be hard to know which type or brand is best for you. Your needs can depend upon dietary, health, usability and/or functionality requirements.
The first thing to do when looking for a juicer is to ask yourself a few simple questions:
- Do you see yourself as a beginner (new to juicing), a health enthusiast (knowledgeable about the benefits of different types of fruits/vegetables) or a patient (looking to overcome an illness naturally)?
No one else will think of this one, a truly unique gift for pet lovers... make your own healthy dog treats.
We all know someone who loves their dog more than people. If you want to find a unique gift for pet lovers that no one else will think of start here with our food dehydrators. Sound boring? It definitely won't be for them when they are making their own healthy dog treats. Or how about buying one for yourself and giving the treats as a gift! Either way they will love it.
Pet lovers love to know exactly what their doggy treats are made of. With unhealthy treats everywhere at the moment and overseas companies taking over some of our own Australian brands what is in the doggy bag may not be such a treat.
Going bananas for bananas in your food dehydrator!
Why do we go bananas for bananas? The Australian Banana page says "peel good, feel good". Bananas have bone strengthening magnesium, folate for a healthy mind and Vitamin B6 for that feel good energy. Dehydrate bananas in your BioChef Food Dehydrator for healthy snacks that last the distance.
How to make banana chips in your food dehydrator
Slightly brown-flecked bananas will have the sweetest, most concentrated flavour when dried.
Peel the bananas. Slice bananas into 1/4-inch or 3/8-inch chips.
Dip each banana slice into the lemon juice. This lessens browning
Compare food dehydrators in Australia with our handy Food Dehydrator Comparison tables. Below we outline the features and benefits of each dehydrator, making it easier for you to make the right choice.
Compare BioChef, Excalibur & Sedona Dehydrators
A food dehydrator is an electric appliance which uses both air and heat to remove the moisture or water content from foods. Water is what makes food spoil or go bad and without water, bacteria and mould can't grow. Bacteria, yeasts and molds need the water in the food to grow, and drying effectively prevents them from surviving in the food. Usually a fan and a heating element are used to create the dehydration environment.
Drying food using sun and wind to prevent spoilage has been practiced since ancient times, and was the earliest form of food preservation - it helped our ancestors through droughts and famines. Fortunately, today's technology has made this process much easier and more effective, with modern day dehydrators regulating the temperature for even and consistent drying.
Read on to discover the top 10 reasons why so many people are using dehydrators to dry their foods, today!
Make your own! Try these easy and (much) healthier snack recipes using a food dehydrator.
Snacks can easily be one of our biggest and unknown over-indulgences, with most snacks packed with hidden refined sugar, preservatives and colouring. Making your own snacks will not only save money but you can control exactly what goes into them, meaning the end result is much more wholesome and nourishing. Take a look at our dehydrator snack recipes below:
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Fruit roll ups - a healthy, cost saving and delicious alternative to store bought 'mystery treats'
Fruit roll ups are very easy to make with the horizontal style of BioChef Arizona or BioChef Savana Food Dehydrators . Combining yoghurt and fresh fruit (not frozen fruits) and naturally spiced or sweetened produces a high energy, nutritious snack food.
Use ripe or slightly overripe produce that blends and tastes good together. Here are a couple of ideas to try.
- strawberries and yoghurt
- bananas and pineapple with a sprinkle of cinnamon
- seasonal berries and peaches with a dash of honey
- mango with a small amount of fresh ginger
- apple and kiwifruit
Wash and remove any blemishes, stems or pits and peel the produce if desired. Puree the produce with or without some yogurt in a BioChef
Dehydrating technology has taken a huge leap forward with the Savana Dehydrator which use two 300 watt fans to spread heat evenly, has a tempered glass door for easy viewing and plenty of drying space.
Here are some tips for easy dehydrating using the Savana Dehydrator:
- Try to slice or cut food all the same size so it will dry at approximately the same time. Make thin, flat cuts.
- Don’t slice food too thin. 6mm to 10mm thickness is perfect. Use a ceramic knife to further reduce oxidation.
- The larger the cut area, the faster and better the food dehydrates since moisture escapes best from a cut or broken surface.
- Thin stalked vegetables like green beans, asparagus or rhubarb should be cut in half the long way or with an extreme diagonal cut. Fruit should be sliced across the core. Place these