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  1. BioChef Axis Cold Press Juicer

    BioChef Axis Cold Press Juicer

    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.

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  2. Oscar Neo Cold Press Juicers - Vitality 4 Life

    Oscar Neo Cold Press Juicers - Vitality 4 Life

    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. 

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  3. Why buy a Vertical Cold Press Slow Juicer

    Why buy a Vertical Cold Press Slow Juicer

    Why buy a Vertical Cold Press Slow Juicer

    The vertical cold press slow juicer has literally changed the juicing industry - bridging the gap between the "convenience appeal" of the centrifugal juicer and the health benefits associated with the horizontal cold press slow juicers.

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    Small Kitchen Footprint

    Our range of BioChef vertical cold press juicers have a small base that easily fit into any small apartment or tiny home. The chute can be removed making it easier to store away in the cupboard when not in use.

     

    Value for Money

    Our unrealised dream was to maturate our own brand and so BioChef was developed and designed with user-centric principles and "value" at the core of our methodology.

    We are proud to offer a range of cold press juicers that provide efficiency and effectiveness for the user. At the heart of the brand, BioChef is an innovative blend of user-centric design and "Value" through price and product quality as evidenced by the long warranties we are able to uphold.

    Our vertical juicers price range is between $200 and $400 making it an easy decision to purchase especially for first time buyers that are new to the world of juicing. Other brands can cost up to $900 for a similar, sometimes inferior product. as our BioChef brand.

     

    Original Cold Press Juicer Company in Australia

    As the original juicer company, Vitality 4 Life has been in the business for over 25 years and as such we know our customer base very well. We have a great customer service team who are juicing experts. Give

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  4. Frequently asked questions about Wheatgrass Juice

    Frequently asked questions about Wheatgrass Juice

    Frequently Asked Questions about Wheatgrass:

    Isn't wheat or acidifying for the body?

    Fully grown, harvested, processed, milled and stored wheat is, yes. However, just like with most grains, when sprouted the wheatgrass is very alkaliine.

    Does Wheatgrass contain Gluten?

    No, wheatgrass does not contain gluten. In fact, wheatgrass is a suitable food type for those with a gluten intolerance. Although wheat grain contains gluten, wheatgrass is not a grain, it is a green vegetable and as such contains no gluten.

    How much Wheatgrass juice can you drink per day?

    It is recommended by Dr Ann Wigmore that you start drinking about 30ml of wheatgrass juice per day. After a few weeks you can increase the level of wheatgrass juice to 60ml. Over the next few months you can build up to 120ml of wheatgrass juice a day.

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    How do I avoid mould when growing Wheatgrass?

    Mould is the most common problem when growing wheatgrass (in fact it is often the only problem). It can be identified as white blobs forming (normally around the base of the wheatgrass stalks) when it is alive and black spots when it is dead. The following are all suggestions for preventing mould formation on your home grown wheatgrass.

    • Do not soak your wheatgrass seeds for longer than 8 hours.
    • After soaking, plant the seeds as soon as you have drained them.
    • Try and keep your growing micro-climate from becoming too hot or too humid, a temperature around 30ºC is recommended.

    Is mould formation on wheatgrass of any significance?

    Mould formation on wheatgrass can be

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  5. Get your health into gear with BioChef Gemini

    Get your health into gear with BioChef Gemini

    Why you need the BioChef Gemini Twin Gear for optimum health.

    The BioChef Gemini twin gear juicer technology delivers a significantly higher ratio of living enzymes and nutrients than other cold press juicers on the market. It is specially for those health enthusiasts who want the highest quality juice with the most living enzymes.

     

    A little look at the history of the Twin Gear Juicers...

    The Hippocrates GPT-1305 by Green Power was the original innovative design by Mr. Jang G. Kim; inventor of the Green Power juicers and the twin gear extraction process.

    Over 20 years ago Vitality 4 Life founder Roger Akins, began importing the first twin gear Green Power juicers into Australia and together with Brian Clement from the Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida, they worked with Mr. Kim to develop the new improved Hippocrates juicer. Now, we have the BioChef Gemini the newest and best twin gear juicer on the market.

    The power of the Gemini Twin Gear is the gear's themselves.

    A twin gear juicer is a triturating juicer that has two gears that mesh firmly together at a steady pace. They contain magnetic and bio-ceramic technologies which work together to generate an overflow of positive ions, increasing the life and vitality of the juice.

    The new superior twin gears of the latest model Gemini mesh together more finely than ever before, so more of the cellulose wall is opened during the extraction process, leaving an abundance of vital enzymes and nutrients suspended in colloidal form, making them more accessible to the body.

     

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  6. The Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

    The Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

    Wheatgrass is one of the most powerful Superfoods in the world and is so potently abundant with rich nutrients, vitamins and enzymes. Just 30ml of freshly squeezed organic wheatgrass juice (1 shot) is equivalent in to nutritional value of around 1kg of leafy green vegetables and that is only some of the benefits of wheatgrass.

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    The benefits of wheat grass include providing the body with 98 of 102 elements such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, phosphorus but also many amino acids, vitamins and minerals. More than that, wheatgrass is 70% chlorophyll, which provides more energy than any other element. Produce which contains chlorophyll builds red blood cells, aids bloodstream function and improves blood sugar problems. It delivers high levels of oxygen to the brain and makes body tissue function at optimal levels. Nutrient-fuelled chlorophyll is absorbed by the body tissue, refining, rebuilding and rejuvenating them.

    More of the benefits of wheatgrass:

    • Increases red blood cell count and lowers blood pressure
    • Cleanses the blood, organs and digestive system
    • Increases metabolism
    • Stimulates the thyroid gland which can combat obesity, indigestion and other associated diseases
    • Stimulates enzyme activity
    • Helps to alkaline the blood, reducing over-acidity in the blood
    • Acts as a powerful detoxifier
    • Protects the liver and blood
    • The enzymes and amino acids found in wheatgrass can protect us from carcinogens

    When wheatgrass is juiced, using juicers like the BioChef cold press range, nutrients enter the body, cleanse organs and provide essential vitamins

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  7. Horizontal juicers - not just for juice

    Horizontal juicers - not just for juice

    Horizontal juicers are so much more than juicers

    Did you know that horizontal juicers are not just for juicing? Juicers such as the BioChef Axis double as raw food processors. Not only can you make your favourite juices you can also enjoy, nut butters, sorbets, dips, pasta, bread sticks and more.

    You can use a horizontal juicer for most kitchen food processing tasks making them more versatile than a vertical juicer. If you have just had a baby the horizontal juicer will be your best friend in the kitchen quietly making fresh, nutritious baby foods to both eat now and store for later.

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    Most horizontal cold press juice extractors such as the Oscar Neo 1000 come with a variety of different attachments turning your juicer into a food processor. The mincing screen is used to puree, emulsify and crush the ingredients turning them into a paste or sauce. For example, basil, garlic, lemon, pine nuts, olive oil and Parmesan can be alternatively fed into the machine where it is crushed and extruded as a fresh living basil pesto. When made with the juicer you won't believe the taste of this pesto! It is completely different than when using a fast spinning food processor,

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  8. 'Beet for Beat' for Heart Week

    'Beet for Beat' for Heart Week

    Beetroot Juice - good for the heart and your health

    Thanks to Heart Week we are becoming more aware of our hearts and what we can do to protect them. I am not sure if beetroot juice will protect your heart from being broken, however, this delicious, luscious red vegetable can play an important role in keeping your heart healthy.

    A natural way to lower blood pressure

    Studies have shown that "that a daily glass of beetroot juice can lower blood pressure in people with hypertension - even those whose high blood pressure was not controlled by drug treatment." Dr. Shannon Amoils, British Heart Foundation, senior research advisor

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    Beetroot contains high levels of dietary nitrate (NO3), which the body converts into biologically active nitrite (NO2) and nitric oxide (NO). These nitrates relax and dilate blood vessels, thereby having a blood pressure lowering effect on the human body.

    Boost your activity with beetroot juice

    Keeping active is one of the Heart Foundation's key elements in keeping a healthy heart. Even walking up to 30 minutes a day can be helpful. If you can't get outside as much as you would like a walking treadmill can help you keep your steps up... add a glass of beetroot juice and studies show you can exercise longer.

    For example, studies

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  9. International Carrot Day - Carrots are tops!

    International Carrot Day - Carrots are tops!

    If any vegetable deserves it’s own day, it's the carrot. The original superstar of the juicing world with its impressive powers has every right to be recognised. The humble carrot packs an impressive, colourful punch and has many health benefits. Carrot juice is the perfect natural weight loss drink too. 

    Instagram is turning orange for International Carrot Day and we can see why.

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    12 reasons to love carrots and carrot juice…

    1. One carrot counts as one serving of our daily veggies.
    2. Orange carrots are a great source of beta-carotene. Plant pigments carotenoids and beta-carotene were first discovered in carrots hence their names.
    3. Our bodies turn beta-carotene into vitamin A which is important for our health, especially eyes, bones, teeth and skin.
    4. Purple carrots contain purple pigments called anthocyanins, which act as anti-oxidants that protect the body.
    5. Carrots are a good source of fiber, helping maintain a healthy digestive system.
    6. Good for weight loss. Car
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  10. What is a Pegan and do we want to be one?

    What is a Pegan and do we want to be one?

    Is it a spelling mistake? a bird? someone who doesn’t believe in God? No, its someone on the Pegan Diet.

    A mixture between a Paleo diet consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables and fruit and a Vegan diet that includes no animal products of any kind. So basically a Pegan diet is a Vegan diet with a side serve of meat. Upon looking at it I think they might be onto something. It’s not really a diet, it’s just good food. Yay.

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    Dr Hyman, a legend in this field, says that “as he came up with idea” he should be the one who defines what a pegan diet is. Fair enough.

    He says “Eat foods low in sugar and starch. Eat lots of plant foods. If you're going to eat animal foods, eat sustainably grown or harvested foods. Have foods that have lots of good fat, like nuts and seeds, olive oil, avocados...the ratio should be around 70 percent plant based foods."

    Sustainably grown foods seem to be the key here, rather than animal versus vegetable.

    A lot of people assume that if you eat only veggies then you are reducing the impact on the planet, however it appears that this is not necessarily true.

    What about the bees

    According to the  

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  11. Do I really need a juicer and a blender?

    Do I really need a juicer and a blender?

    In a nutshell YES. People are becoming more and more discerning about what they eat and how they can get the best nutrient filled drink or meal for their healthy body buck. The high powered blender and cold press juicer offer different ways for the body to ingest healthy nutrients, enzymes and just plain deliciousness. Put simply the blender will retain the fibre and the juicer will give you a quicker nutrient blast that can be absorbed more easily. Both a juicer and a blender are important for different reasons but together they are unstoppable.

    What does my cold press juicer do?

    A cold pressed juicer is a masticating cold pressed juice extractor which also doubles as a living food kitchen appliance. The horizontal style auger design crushes almost any type of vegetables and fruits including leafy greens (kale, wheatgrass, herbs, aloe). The crushing and squeezing action mimics our own chewing action by correctly breaking open the cell wall, releasing the nutrients and organic water content while expelling the insoluble fibre.

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    Without all this indigestible fibre, your body doesn't have to work as hard to break down the vegetables and fruits. Cold pressed vegetable juices deliver nutrients into our bloodstream quickly and in a bio-available form. Juices are included in almost all types of healing and detoxification programs. The cold press juicer is named so because no friction heat is applied to the ingredients meaning all of the important enzymes are retained and remain valid for up to 48 hours. Lets look at the blender and see

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  12. Celery Juice Craze - Fad or Foe?

    Celery Juice Craze - Fad or Foe?

    Instagram is turning green for the latest superfood - celery juice.

    Anthony William the Medical Medium is the man behind the celery juice craze. He claims that we should drink 16oz (500ml) of plain celery juice every morning to radically transform our health and digestion and all in a single week!  Anthony is not a doctor, a nutritionist or a researcher. What he does do is converse with the 'spirit of compassion' for information on how to cure diseases. In particular those that baffle the medical profession. Each to their own of course but does it work?

    I can barely stand eating celery so I can’t think of anything worse than to drink celery juice first thing in the morning. However, even if it tastes bad should we listen to the crowd? Juice it up, pinch our noses and just swallow. Or do we stick with the morning cuppa of our choice.

    Celery.. upping the anti

    Like other ‘superfoods’ out there celery is said to be a powerful healing food. Celery juice is upping the anti when it comes to disease fighting anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities. We need these little superheroes to protect ourselves from many chronic illnesses including cancer and auto-immune disea

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