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Some Of The Best Juicers For The Money

As advocates of juicing, we realize that not everyone will have the budget to jump with both feet into this form of diet improvement. There are a lot of expensive juicing machines out there, plus buying fresh fruits and vegetables can really put a dent in the pocketbook. So we have decided to put together a list of the top 3 juicers that won’t completely break the bank. Hopefully one of these extractors will fit your needs to a tee and let you save a little in the process.

Types of Juicers

There are two main types of juicers used today to handle fruits and vegetables. Masticating juicers typically produce a slightly better result with a higher quality juice, but they tend to be a little more time consuming as well as slightly more pricey. If getting one of the top juicers possible is your primary concern and price is not that important, then this is the type of juicing machine that we would recommend every time.

Centrifugal machines, on the other hand, are still going to deliver you with a nice quality juicer, at a faster speed, and they normally are a little more budget friendly. These are still very capable juicers that will give you a fast way to juice.

Breville BJE200XL

This is perhaps the best budget option out there as it delivers great options and features at a good starting price point of around $100. You really should avoid going below this mark if you can help it as cheap machines will usually give you what you pay for.

The BJE200XL is a one speed centrifugal machine that is pretty fast. It has a pulp catching bowl incorporated into the juicer to take up less countertop space. It is great for hard foods, but not so great at leafy foods. It is also somewhat loud. However, for the price, this is one terrific option for beginners or those who don’t want to spend that much.

Breville JE98XL

This is another centrifugal juicer that takes a nice step up in features and flexibility. This can usually be found online for around $150. This model features two speeds, high and low, to let you better customize the machine for hard and soft fruits and vegetables. With a wide feed chute, which all Breville juicers have, lets you drop in big chunks which reduces the time needed for food preparation. It is reliable, powerful, and one of the most popular juicers that Breville makes. If you can afford to stretch the budget a bit, this is a worthy contender.

Omega J8004

This is probably the top masticating juicer option for those looking to save. It has been out for years and it continues to be a solid performer for owners. This is going to run somewhere around $200 and it is perfect for anyone hoping to juice a lot of kale, spinach, wheatgrass, and other leafy vegetables. It does have a smaller feed chute which means you have to take the time to cut up your produce, and it does come in a not so modern white color. But these two minor drawbacks don’t take away from what a workhorse this model is and how good of job it will do at juicing. It is very efficient and it produces a tasty, and somewhat pulpy, glass of nutrient packed juice.

Worthy Investment

You can read the latest reviews to see which one is right for your budget. Unfortunately, getting into juicing does take some money. Both the juicer and the regular purchase of ingredients to run through the machine will leave you a little bit lighter in the wallet. However, can you really put a price on a quick and simple means to improve your diet? With an almost endless variety of recipes available, and the tremendous health benefits that it can provide, juicing is a worthwhile activity that can have a positive impact on the way that you look and feel.

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A Powerful Yet Budget Friendly Juicing Machine

One of the lesser known small appliances that we have in our kitchen is a juicer. Seems odd to talk about juice when baking is such a sweet endeavor, but we like to balance out the indulgent treats we create with a healthy drink to wash things down. This helps take the guilt out of eating heavy, calorie dense baked goods. But just because fresh made juice is good for you does not mean that it has to taste bad. Having the right juicer, however, can make all the difference in the world. With that in mind, we will give a quick rundown of the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus, the same juice extractor that we use to make some delicious juice concoctions.

The Breville JE98XL juicer is among the highest rated centrifugal juicing machines by owners and kitchen equipment experts. It is among the best performers in both customer reviews and number of purchases. So, what exactly are its specifications? How does it perform? Let’s get into the details.

Juicing Features

· Weighs a little under 15 pounds and measures 13.2 inches by 16.5 inches by 18.2 inches.

· The motor: 850 watts with a dual speed control. Speed ranges from a low 6500 rpm to a high 12,000 rpm. Lower speeds are used for soft fruits and vegetables while higher speeds are used for harder ones.

· Feed chute: three inches wide, patented. It allows large fruits to be inserted with not so much in their preparation.

· Direct central feed: extracts maximum amounts of juice, also patented.

· Blades: stainless steel

· Mesh filter: stainless steel

· Body: made of heavy , long lasting polymer

· Jug juice capacity: 1 liter (34 fl. Oz.)

· Has a froth separator

· Has a large capacity pulp container and an integrated handle

· Cord storage: the cord is designed to be wrap around the feet and to attach to a position under its base.

· Safety: has a locking arm that prevents juicer from running if the cover is not put in place. Also has an overload protection mechanism to prevent overheating. Senses any overload and automatically shuts down. All surfaces that come into contact with food are BPA free to ensure the juice is healthy for consumption.

· Clean up: The JE98XL comes with a cleaning brush. Only the nutri disk cannot be washed on the top shelf of a dishwasher.

· Manufacturer’s warranty: It has a limited one year warranty.

Pros

· Easy to use– it’s a centrifugal juicer and takes in veggies and fruits from its top vertical chute. The need for cutting up the fruits before feeding to the open chute is there, but only to a limited extent. Just take care of fruits that contain seeds.

· Easy to clean up– the parts can be taken off with just a snap. With every of its component except the base/nutri disk being dishwasher safe, the cleaning process is fast.

· High quality juice– for the price range it falls, the Breville JE98XL juicer produces good quality juice. No better juicers that fall in the same price range produces better quality juice.

· High volume of juice yielded– the juicer manages to squeeze out an astonishing high amount of juice leaving a semi dry pulp. A few more rounds through the juicer, the pulp could produce a little more juice. The difference is not that big and can be ignored if one is in a hurry.

· The pitcher has a larger capacity and the lid has a special lip that holds back accumulating froth that forms on top of the juice. The pulp container also makes it easy to transfer the vegetables and fruits bits to the compost

· High power-this model is quite powerful and crushes all kinds of fruits in just a short time. Can accommodate and cut down a whole apple and is excellent with carrots.

· Little noise in comparison to similar juicers– with the amount of power it produces, some noise and vibrations are obviously expected. The noise is however low enough to remain within the kitchen. There is no need to wear noise protection gear. The vibrations produced are not high enough to make it move around.

Cons

· Quite difficult to extract juice from kale or other leafy vegetables. The Breville JE98XL is not going to be the optimal choice for juicing this type of produce.

· The many parts that break down to be washed separately can sometimes be bulky.

You can check out a detailed review of the Breville JE98XL centrifugal juicer to see how well it performs for owners and why they rate it so highly. This juice extractor does as good a job as any other juicer, if not better. With the exception of leafy greens, the juicer is just superb. Carrots, apples and other fruits are its perfect choice for juice extraction. It is easy to use; the fruits and vegetables barely need any peeling before juicing. Its plastic construction does not imply less longevity in its lifetime. Its efficiency is only slightly beaten by the masticating juice, but the Breville JE98XL is much cheaper and faster. To see exactly what this juicer has to offer, check out the video below.

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Onions Are The True Flavor Vegetable

We all know that onions may make your breath stink or make your eyes tear up while you try and cut them, but this is no reason to avoid them. They actually contain a fair number of nutrients that can help benefit your body in many ways. Using a food processor can help keep you from crying while trying to dice them, and having a mint after you eat them can help with the strong odor that may linger, so there really is no reason not to increase your daily intake of this wonderful vegetable. Just about every recipe calls for onions because they add so much to the flavor of any meal. Below are some of the ways in which onions can have a positive impact on your overall health.

Potential Health Benefits of Onions

Onions are major source of potassium, copper, phosphorus, vitamins such as B6, dietary fiber and manganese. If you have a habit of separating onions in your food because you do not like them, then it is the high time to change that habit.

Help Prevent Disease

Onions and onion relatives help to boost the immune system and prevent the development of tumor. According to several studies, combing onions with various vegetables can help to prevent colon cancer. It also helps to reduce the size and the number of precancerous lesions found in the human intestinal tract.

Oral Health

It may seem old because most people believe onions can cause bad health. However, chewing raw onion is known to increase the strength of the teeth and fight off bacteria that can cause tooth decay. In fact, chewing raw onions can kill most germs in your mouth.

Cardiovascular Improvement

Another major benefit of onions is to prevent formation of blood clots by letting blood to circulate smoothly. With less clogs and clots in the blood arteries, heart diseases and heart attacks risks will drop significantly. Additionally, sulfur compounds that are found in onions can increase red blood cell membrane function and also lower cholesterol levels. Onions have flavonoids such as quercetin, which are known to lower blood pressure and boost cardiovascular health.

Lower Cholesterol Levels

Eating a diet containing onions makes the body healthier by lowering the level of bad cholesterol in the body. They increase good-type HDL cholesterol assisting in control and prevention of atherosclerosis, heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke. Onions also contain sulfides which can be able to lower blood pressure as well as the level of blood lipids.

Help Diabetic Symptoms

Onions are beneficial to diabetic patients since they are rich in allyl propyl disulfide, a substance that increases the amount of free insulin in the body thus lowering blood sugars. Thiosulfinates also contained in large quantities in red or yellow onions play a major role in decreasing diabetes symptoms. To get most health benefits out of onions, eat them raw or just cook them lightly since exposing them to a lot of heat reduces thiosulfinates. Please note that onions also contain chromium mineral, which plays a vital role in assisting cells to efficiently respond to insulin.

Help Your Airways

The extracts are very good at lowering bronchial spasms and relieving colds, coughs, bronchitis and asthma. They also reduce allergy-induced bronchial constriction common in asthma patients. They effectively fight harmful bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella thanks to their antimicrobial properties. They also have antibacterial and anti-septic properties which help in fighting various forms of germs.

Digestion and Weight Management

Onions play a major role in weight management and digestion since they contain high fiber content. For smooth food digestion, fiber is very important. The body requires more vitamins and minerals in order to lose weight. Onions are rich in Vitamin B6 and vitamin C and iron.

In order to enjoy maximum health benefits of onions, eat them in moderation and take the necessary safety precautions. In some people, taking too much of onions may cause diarrhea or nausea as a result of gastrointestinal irritation or stomach distress. To avoid eye irritation or watering, you may cut your onions under cold running water. If you need to store your cut onions, ensure that you keep them in a sealed tin or wrap them tightly in a plastic tin before refrigerating them. For whole, uncut onions, store them in a dry, cool and dark place.