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Wheatgrass juice is one of the nectars of life. For those who frequently juice wheatgrass, you know most of the tricks of the trade. For those who don’t, please read on because how you juice wheatgrass is very important.
It isn’t necessary to spend a lot of money on a juicer. You can and there are some great electric juicers that do an outstanding job, but you can also use a manual juicer which also does a great job. Either way, there are some very important things to know. You need a masticating juicer to do the job correctly. Other types of juicers may work, but they do not work nearly as well and the outcome of juicing with the wrong kind of juicer can be detrimental to the juice. Heat is a big factor in juicing anything because it can kill the nutrients or at least reduce the effectiveness. For example, when you cook a vegetable using any method of cooking, you will lose about 60% of the nutrient value. The same thing exists in juicing. The hotter you make the wheatgrass, the less beneficial it is.
Electric, masticating wheatgrass juicers are pre-engineered to work slowly so that the juice never gets warm. If you have a manual masticating juicer, it is important to not see how fast you can make the juice. Take your time so that the juice will be cool and fresh and have the life-giving nutrients you are looking for. Be sure to drink the wheatgrass juice soon after juicing. If you don’t it will begin to oxidize and you will lose some of the nutrient value.
Unfortunately, you cannot juice ahead. If you do, the longer it sits, the more the nutrient value that is lost. So, drink it quickly to get a power punched shot of goodness.
- Be sure that you get a good wheatgrass juicer. Good does not have to mean expensive but do try to buy a good one. It can be either manual or electric.
- Be sure that the juicer is a masticating juicer. The masticating juicer will slowly and coolly juice your wheatgrass. If you own a manual juicer, then do not see how fast you can get the job done. Take your time.
- Finally, don’t juice ahead. The longer the juice sits, the less nutrient value there will be.
Wheatgrass juicing really is easy. The outcome is great and it will change your life over time as you continue to pack your body with the nutrient-rich goodness of wheatgrass juice.