The Compact Juicer is quicker than any other gear juicer - without compromising juice quality or nutrient integrity:
The reason for this is a major re-think with the choice of motor. Other gear-type juicers operate an AC motor, where as the Compact utilizes a DC motor. A DC motor is better able to deliver power variably and thus is both more power efficient and also emits less heat. Critically, the DC motor of the Compact Juicer doesn't react to resistance by halting but rather by slowing down. Thus you can juice continuously compared with other gear juicers that halt regularly - slowing you down and causing parts damage. In fact the Compact Juicer achieves 95% fewer parts breakages
How does the Compact Juicer achieve 95% less parts breakages?
To best answer that question we should first answer why parts breakages occur at all. Except in rare circumstances of manufacturing defect, parts breakages occur when a machine is over used - either the machine is used for too long or too heavily. All juicers of this type carry a 50% duty cycle motor, which means that you can operate for around 20-30 minutes and must then rest the machine for a similar time. Parts breakages under extended periods of non-intermittent use cannot be avoided - the stresses are too great as the temperature of all parts rise. Obviously a higher temperature is not good news for your juice so quite simply: keep to the recommended operation times with all juicers. With regard to heavy use - this is common with gear-type juicers because the feeding process is slow compared with centrifugal type machines, and quite naturally people want things to happen faster. What people usually don't perceive is that food entering the machine must logically exit the machine at the same rate, otherwise the pressure inside rises until the resistance on motor reaches a tipping point: The result is that the motor and all parts suddenly halt. This is why gear-type juicers include a reverse function, so that you can back up and attempt to clear the blockage. But what happens during the sudden stop, is that both the motor and parts are jolted causing an accumulation of minute stress damage. Eventually, and usually without any prior warning, something breaks. It may be the gear, the juicing screen, or worse the gearbox - but in any case you are left without a functioning juicer, and unless your reseller is especially sympathetic you will have to pay for replacement parts. Are the manufacturers continually trying to strengthen the parts to avoid breakage? Yes and no - there's little more that can be done, and spare parts is profitable business.
But the Compact juicer is different .
The Compact was designed from the ground up with longevity in mind, and the primary feature that gives such last-ability to its parts is a new technology in the motor that avoids the jolt described above. Simply, the motor is sensitive enough to slow down under increased pressure, so that a final halt doesn't come as a stress-causing jolt. In our extended tests we were unable to get the Compact Juicer to halt at all and marvelled at how instead it would slow down and not block. That meant juicing and food processing was far quicker then with other single gear extractors.
Raw Juices Could Save Your Life
"There is no doubt in my mind that raw juicing can save your life. I have seen it work miracles in some of my patients who were stuck on the merry-go-round of drug therapy. I am a medical doctor using nutritional medicine who first likes to do no harm to her patients. The juice from raw fruits and vegetables has powerful healing and rejuvenating properties that can help people with all sorts of health problems.
Juices are easily digested and absorbed and are superb for those with a poor appetite, nausea, digestive problems or an inflamed stomach or intestines. It is easier to drink a juice than chew your way through large amounts of fibrous raw vegetables, especially if you are feeling fatigued or disinterested in food.
Modern day medicine is focused on treating the symptoms of disease with suppressive drugs. Sometimes this is necessary when a disease is very aggressive and acute in onset, however raw juice therapy is something that should always be used, even in conjunction with drug use. I have seen many of my patients recover form chronic disease after they started juicing, and this has been after they have tried many other things. People of all ages can benefit from juicing, especially the very young and old, or those with serious disease such as cancer, immune dysfunction and liver problems.
Juices are a perfect medium in which to mix and dissolve nutritional powders, and will enhance their healing powers. The nutrients and herbs in powders are better absorbed than tablet forms of the same ingredients, and mixing them in juices enhances their solubility, digestion, and absorption. The juices bring the healing nutrients to the cells in the surface of the mucous membrane of the gut in an easily absorbed form. This requires much less energy to assimilate than solid tablets, especially in people with inflamed mucous membranes in the intestines.
Juices can reduce harmful acidity and toxicity in the body
Many people consume a diet high in processed foods, along with tea, coffee and alcohol. This causes a build up of acids and metabolic waste products in the body, which can result in more inflammation. This acidic state of the body can be neutralized by drinking raw juices. Celery, cucumber and cabbage juice are excellent to reduce acidity. This is an effective way to balance the pH levels (acid-base) balance in the body which will dramatically increase energy and well-being
Raw juices are able to stimulate the function of the bowels, liver and kidneys, which increases the breakdown and elimination of toxic chemicals and waste products from the body. The raw juices can increase the quality and flow of the bile. This is very important in detoxification, because the liver pumps large amounts of toxic poisons out of the body through the bile. In some people, the billiard system is like a "sewer" in that it is laden with unhealthy fats and toxins. Little wonder that millions of people suffer with liver and gall bladder diseases and stones. If only they knew about the power of raw juicing and "The Liver Cleansing Diet", they would be able to keep their gall bladder, and enjoy a healthier life. There are so many sick people on this planet searching for lasting solutions to their health problems. Furthermore, some of the drugs used to treat common ailments, can themselves cause diseases, and we call this medical drug-induced disease "iatrogenic disease". For example, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can damage the stomach, kidneys and the liver if they are taken on a long-term basis. The cholesterol lowering drugs known as "statins" can cause severe muscle diseases. Some of the drugs used to lower blood sugar levels can cause liver disease. Long-term antibiotics can cause severe liver damage, which can lead to immune dysfunction resulting in allergies and autoimmune diseases. Steroids like cortisone may lead to weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes and osteoporosis. Also, these drugs become increasingly ineffective over long periods of time. The incidence of obesity and type 2 diabetes has tripled in the last 40 years because we are not in tune with our body's natural needs.
We often tend to panic when we become sick and rush in to taking drugs or having surgery. It is often better to sit down, relax and think for a while, so we can look at more natural alternatives. Can we change our diet and lifestyle, reduce stress, and take the time needed to truly heal ourselves? Yes, we can afford some more time for ourselves, and even if we need to take drugs, it is vitally important to start a program of raw food juicing and nutritional healing. This is so important but rarely given the credibility it deserves." Dr. Sandra Cabot
Why add fresh fruit and vegetable juice to our daily diet ?
The addition of fresh juices will immediately make our eating habits healthier by adding larger amounts of beneficial raw food in a delicious and more easily digestible form.
Raw uncooked fruit and vegetables contain vitamins, minerals and enzymes.
Dietary experts now emphasize the importance of vitamins and minerals for normal growth and tissue maintenance and efficient absorption (enzymes)
Wake up your body each morning with a cleansing juice
By separating the mineral elements and the distilled water from the fibre in the raw fruit and vegetable, the liquid food is digestible in a matter of minutes.
The digestive process (in the body) required to separate minerals from the fibre, on the other hand, takes hours to be expended by the digestive organs (and a lot of energy).
One would need to do copious amounts of chewing, to give quality live juice liquid.
Compared to using a good grade juice extractor (one that does not use high friction or ripping or tearing of the food, which causes enzyme destruction).We are all aware these days that cooking kills essential vitamins and enzymes in food.
Are you aware that fast high-speed juice extractors have the same destroying effects, because high speed and friction = heat. Enzymes are sensitive to temperatures above approx 40`c and after 48`c they become sluggish. After 50`c the life of the enzyme is extinct, they are dead.
What is a live food and living juice?
Fresh juice is often referred to as "live food" because it contains enzymes.
Enzymes are protein molecules that have been found to have enormous health benefits.
They have the ability to stimulate biochemical reaction. Enzymes are the body life force and are constantly breaking down substances and rejoining substances to rebuild and repair.
Without enzymes all life would simply be a collection of lifeless chemicals.
In other words, the element that enables the body to be nourished and live, the element that is hidden within seeds and plants in the sprouting and growth of plants, is a life principle known as enzymes.
Heating enzymes and vitamins cause their destruction and minimalise the vitality of you juice.
Dr Norman Walker
The benefits of juice
* Improves life expectancy and health
* Contributes to the prevention of heart disease
* Helps with depression
* Helps relieve high blood pressure
* Helps detoxify the body therefore helps alleviate allergies
* Helps with degenerative and deficiency diseases
* Aids digestion
* It is believed that fresh juice may assist in reducing the body's stress by helping to correct
acid/alkaline imbalances that are so common in our modern world.
* The nutrient and enzymes found in fresh juices can immediately go to work in the body to
strengthen the body's natural immune system to help prevent disease.
Choose a juicer that:
* does not destroy enzyme or vitamin content
* runs the motor at a low rpm to reduce heat
* does not rip or tear the food
* applies a slow constant pressure to the food
Other options to consider are:
* other functions of the juice extractor
* ease of cleaning
* user friendliness