There is no doubt that the juice diet offers a healthy way to include fruits and veggies in their most natural form, so that one can get the maximum health benefits that help the body heal, rejuvenate and energize itself.
For juice lovers, the main question is – Juicers versus manual juicing – which one to go with. It may be a clear cut decision to some, but if you don’t know a lot about juicers, it can be a difficult decision. Both types have their own advantages and disadvantages.
Let’s have a look at some of them:
With the advancement in technology, manual juicers have been replaced by several new designer juicers and blenders. In today’s fast paced lifestyle when everybody is juggling time between family and office, it becomes difficult to spend time in extracting juice manually.
Therefore, in spite of knowing the health benefits of fresh juicing, most of us opt for packaged juices. Electric juicers offer the convenience of extracting large quantities of juice in small amount of time. All you have to do is just feed the fruit piece by piece, and you get fresh, delicious juice of your choice.
Electric juicers allow you to extract juice from almost any fruit or vegetable. It offers a delicious way to incorporate these not so yummy vegetables and hard fruits such as kale, guava etc. in your daily diet.
You can try various combinations of fruits and vegetables to make them tangy and tasteful. Moreover, electric juicers come in a variety of options. You can choose between masticating or centrifugal juicers according to your needs and preferences. However, electric juicers have some disadvantages. If budget is a constraint, juicer is not a preferred choice. Moreover, electric juicers need to be replaced every few years. Also, they are difficult to clean and maintain. \
No matter how many types of juicers have been introduced in the market, some people prefer the good old manual juicers over the electric ones.
Hand juicers or manual juicers do not need to be plugged into the wall, which makes them easier to use and carry while traveling. Their function is basically simple, and they are easy to clean and maintain.
Most people feel that the juice produced by manual juicer is healthier because the manual application does not allow the juice to heat up. This leaves the nutrients of fruit in an intact, natural form. As they do not occupy much space, they can be easily stored , and for some people, that’s a big plus.
However, manual juicing requires time and effort. It is suitable for extracting small amount of juice. They can be used only for soft fruits and veggies.
There are definite benefits of both electric and manual juicers. Consider the kinds of fruit juices you actually drink. Think about appliance longevity.
Keep in mind, an electric juicer needs to be replaced every few years; whereas a manual one can last for years in your kitchen. The decision depends upon your requirements and expectations.
Hope the above article helps in making an informed decision.