All Your Questions On Juicers And Juicing Answered

By juicing are you destroying fiber?

Juicing with any fast juicer like Breville JE98XL juice fountain plus 850-watt juice extractor removes most of the fiber from the ingredients it juices. The fruits, vegetables and greens you juice contain fiber which is retained in the pulp and only the juice is extracted. So, yes you are not consuming fiber when you drink only the juice. There are some ways you can get the fiber back into your system. Simply add the pulp to your soups and patties or to thicken sauces. Some folk use in their baking. Or you can bake them to make chips out of the pulp.

How else can you improve overall nutrition apart from juicing?

It is recommended that you continue to consume whole fruits, vegetables and greens apart from drinking them in juice form. This way you will continue to get the goodness of the whole produce while also getting an extra boost consuming nutrient dense juices full of vitamins and minerals extracted by quality juicer like the Breville JE98XL juice fountain plus 850-watt juice extractor.

Always remember that juice is not a substitute for healthy eating. It is an additional way to get more goodness – vitamins, minerals and nutrients into your system which otherwise may not be available to you. The Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus helps with additional nutrition. It’s like the icing on a cake.

Blending Vs Juicing which is better?

Both are good in their own ways. While blending uses up almost all the whole produce like whichever produce you are blending comes out in paste form. You might remove the skin while blending or may retain it depending on your preference. You might add water, milk or yoghurt to liquefy it. So, you get the benefit of the fiber along with the juice in blending. Since whole fruit or vegetable are used the quantity of end product is also more.

In juicing with Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus  most of the pulp is removed including skin, seed and the fiber. In juicer the end product is nutrient-dense juice that is devoid of fiber. The end product, juice produced is very little compared to the produce. We are only extracting the juice from the apple or orange. All the skin and pulp are left behind.

Which is better?

It depends on your preference. If you want a clear, nutrient-dense, quick boost of energy, you might prefer juice. Especially when extracted by good quality machines like the Breville JE98XL juice fountain plus 850-watt juice extractor. On the other hand, if you also want the benefit of fiber and pulp you might like to consume the blended version of the produce. However, as the blended vegetable or juice is rather thick you might have to dilute it with some other liquid.

The best way to do it – is to have a mix of juice, blended smoothie and just plain whole fruit, vegetable or greens as part of your regular diet. Doing so gives you the benefit of dense nutrients extracted by your Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus when you consume the juice, blended smoothie gives you the fiber too, but a whole fruit or vegetable gives you the satisfaction as you slowly chew and swallow it along with the nutrients and fiber.

Can all vegetables be juiced?

While all vegetables can be juiced some are better consumed whole. Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage can cause bloating if consumed in juice form. Some of the more difficult to juice vegetables might harm your Breville JE98XL juice fountain plus 850-watt juice extractor. They might cause a build-up of deposit, damage the filtering mesh or bend the blades. It might also be difficult to clean-up after juicing such produce. So, before juicing consult the user manual and avoid the ones that the makers of the juicer ask you not to juice. Actually, in our experience there are few fresh fruits or vegetables that can not be juiced using the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus .

Is it OK to juice a day or night ahead?

Yes, you can juice ahead and store it in air tight container inside the fridge. Produce juiced with Breville JE98XL juice fountain plus 850-watt juice extractor lasts 48 hours in the fridge without degrading in quality. But it is always better to consume it fresh. The reason for this that fresh juices contain the highest amount of nutrients. Over time the vitamins, minerals and enzymes degrade and are lost to air. To avoid loss of precious goodness, consume juice within a short while of juicing with your Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus .

Another problem is loss of taste. Over time the fresh taste of the juice is lost. Sometimes it might lose all taste or develop some strange tastes after reacting with the air or container in which it is stored.

Most folks who don’t have time to juice fresh every day do juice and refrigerate the drinks for up to 72 hours. There is nothing wrong just fresh is better.

Are nutrients lost when blended?

Blending also cause loss of nutrients due to the heat and exposure to air same as juicing with Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus .