What is the best juicer to purchase?

There are two types of juicers – centrifugal and masticating juicers. The best juicer is a masticating juicer, which is also called a cold press juicer. This juicer uses a slow auger working at a low rpm to crush and press the fruits and vegetables without much heat generation. This preserves the enzymes, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from the fresh produce. On the other hand, a centrifugal juicer uses rapidly rotating blades to finely chop the produce, but it uses a high amount of heat. the cold press juicer yields more juice than a centrifugal, and the juice preserves its nutrients longer.

Should juice be stored in glass or plastic bottles?

Juice should be stored in glass bottles rather than plastic bottles. Plastic bottles leach the nutrients from the fresh juices and also often contain BPA, which may be harmful.

Can fresh fruit and vegetable juices be frozen?

Yes, fresh juices can be frozen in glass bottles, but be sure to leave space at the top of the bottles so that they do not break when freezing.They can be frozen for up to 10 days.

When is the best time to drink fresh juices?

It is best to drink juices immediately to get the best benefit. However, they can be stored in glass bottles in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

Is there a right way to layer fruits and vegetables for juicing?

Layer from bottom to top. Leafy  (kale, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, etc), soft (lemon, pineapple, kiwi, berries, grapes, etc), medium (melons, cucumber, celery, etc), hear (carrots, beets, ginger,. fennel, pears, apples, etc).

Will you lose weight while you juice fast?

Generally, an individual will lose one pound a day on a juice fast. However, some individuals may lose more, depending on the amount of fluid that the body is holding. 

What kind of side effects can be experienced with juice fasting?

Possible side effects include the following: headaches, constipation or diarrhoea, coated tongue, dizziness or lightheadedness, fatigue or changes in energy, skin eruptions/breakouts, mucus drainage from sinus, bronchial tube, GI tract, vagina, bad breathe or body door, extra wax in ears, etc.

How long should an individual juice fast?

The minimum number of days to fast are 3 and an individual can fast for as many days as he/she wants to. It is up to the desired results one wants to achieve. The longer an individual fasts, the more the body will detox, cleanse and heal the mind and body and the more weight will be lost. 

Is juice fasting harmful?

Juice fasting is very beneficial to the body, mind and spirit. It does not cause any nutritional deficiencies to the body.