First of all, let me just state the FACTS here.

Health benefits of juicing:


    I have grown up with my Dad, and even my friends who are more health-conscious juicing. I never quite understood it, and I remember making a disgusted face when my Dad would offer me a glass as a kid. But now I’m realizing just how amazing juicing is for your mind, body and soul.

    I think that the book I’m currently reading “You Be You” has really convinced me that I need juicing as part of my daily life, mainly because you will physically feel the effects of detoxing your life (one of the principles of the book).

    I thought I’d share my research process for those of you who are also considering implementing juicing to your lifestyle. I’m excited to start this journey, and what’s even more exciting is that juicing is more affordable and accessible than ever!

    Before you make your purchase, you should know the two main different types of juicers, Centrifugal Juicers vs. Masticating Juicers. Knowing what one type provides vs. the other will help you make the best decision in choosing a juicer that best matches your lifestyle and goals.



    Centrifugal Juicer

    How it works:

    It slices food instead of grinding it at a high speed. This produces more foam and the juice separates quickly.

    Your goal is:

    To begin to make fresh juice as a beginner.

    Best for:

    To make fresh juice from fruits and soft veggies.

    Price range:

    $50-$300

    Best place to buy:

    Amazon. The Centrifrugal Juicer is actually cheaper than the Masticating I think because it does lose some nutrients provided by the fruit/ veggie so it’s not as valuable. But You can find a decently rated Centrifrugal Juicer for under $50.

    Benefits:

    Cheap way to make fresh juice from oranges, pinapples, watermelons, etc. at the convenience of your home.

    Cons:

    The heat from the machine can cause a loss of nutrients in the juice.

    Masticating Juicer

    How it works:

    It separates the juice and pulp with slow speed in a few minutes. The juice retains a lot of nutrients because of the low-speed extraction.

    Your goal is:

    To retain as many nutrients as possible from vegetables and fruits when juicing.

    Best for:

    Juicing vegetables and fruits.

    Price range:

    $60-$700

    Best place to buy:

    Amazon. The reviews make it more efficient for you to make a valid decision when comparing models. They also have pretty decently priced masticating juicers for under $100.

    Benefits:

    This is the best juicer vs. the centrifugal juicers that will provide the most nutrients, and probably last longer.

    Cons:

    A little pricier than the centrifugal juicers, but not enough to scare you away.

    *Tip* when searching for ‘masticating juicer’ on Amazon, sort the products by average customer reviews. I’ve had great experiences with other products because I based my decision off of what other people thought. This goes for any products you’re searching for on any site with a “Sort By: Avg Customer Review” option.

    Which one will I buy?

    After my research, I have decided that it is worth for me to invest in a Masticating Juicer. If I’m going to willingly drink vegetable juice, why not get every ounce of nutrients that I can from it? Stay tuned to find out which one I end up purchasing.

    I also find it difficult to incorporate sufficient servings of fruits and veggies in my meals when I’m busy, so I want to make sure this thing is durable and gets the job done with the least amount of friction as possible.

    Which one will you guys buy?

    I’d love to hear about your experiences with juicing, any recipies you’d like to share, or if there are any products you would highly recommend to those who are looking to get into juicing! Feel free to leave a comment below with your thoughts.

    Ciao xoxo

    3 thoughts on “Centrifugal Juicer vs. Masticating Juicer: What’s the difference and how do I know which one to choose?

    1. I’d go with the second one. I have one already, but this one sounds like it’s much better. I usually drink carrot juice. And as you’re taking out the juice, add an apple or two there as well. 🙂

    2. I didn’t know there were two types and just assumed they were like blenders. I learned something today. I’m not quite ready for juicing yet.

    3. I have never been attracted by juicing but I must admit that it’s tempting. What is the real benefits of keeping the nutrients? Because if there isn’t a big difference I would rather buy the less expensive to do my juice. However, if the difference is important, I’ll be more than happy to buy the most expensive to make sure I get the most of this juice.
      Thank you for sharing this!
      Audrey

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