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                                                                WHAT TO JUICE?                                EAT, DRINK & BE HEALTHY                                                                              SHOPPING GUIDE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Your choice of a juicer depends largely
                                                                Think green. Jolia Allen of Vegetarian




                                                                                                              Get yourself
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   on what you intend to juice and how
                                                                Times suggests going for green
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   much you want to spend. Here’s a
                                                                vegetables. These taste plenty sweet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   sampling of what’s out there, from
                                                                (toss in a bit of apple if you need it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   low-end to high, including two popular
                                                                sweeter), she says, and have far less
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   mid-priced models.
                                                                sugar than fruits.




                                                                                                              juiced up
                                                                Key nutrients. If you’re looking to
                                                                boost your intake of certain vitamins
                                                                and minerals, toss these in your juicer.
                                                                For Vitamin C: carrots, pineapple,
                                                                parsley. For calcium: kale, collards. For
                                                                potassium: oranges, tomatoes, spinach.
                                                                Recipes. From “The Everything
                                                                Juicing Book” by Carole Jacobs, Patrice
                                                                Johnson and Nicole Cormier (Adams
                                                                Media, March 2010):
                                                                3 Popeye’s Secret: 2 kale leaves, 1 beet      It seems everyone I know — most recently, my longtime hairdresser, David                             Metrokane Mighty OJ. This citrus-only
                                                                top and greens, 1 fist of spinach, 1/2 cup
                                                                broccoli florets. All of these vegetables
                                                                                                              — is into juicing these days. I’d never considered getting a juicer myself.                          juicer is easy to use and clean. It’s so old-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   school, I actually own one but never thought
                                                                contain Vitamin C, an antioxidant that        Who needs another space­hogging appliance? But the more I learn about                                of it as a juicer. All-chrome model No. 3506,
                                                                may help reduce the risk of cancer.
                                                                3 Salad in a Glass: 1 cup broccoli, 3
                                                                                                              juicing fruits and vegetables, the more I think it might be a good way to eat                        $50 at www.target.com.
                                                                butterhead lettuce leaves, 1 carrot, 2                                                  (or drink) more of those key foods,
                                                                red radishes, 1 green onion. Broccoli is
                                                                rich in Vitamin K, which helps blood
                                                                                                                                                        especially for those who fall short of
                                                                clot normally.                                                                          the recommended daily intake.
                                                                3 Garlic Delight: 3 Roma tomatoes, 2
                                                                red apples, 1 clove garlic, 1 sprig Italian
                                                                                                                                                        Plus, David (who is 50, like me)
                                                                parsley. Tomatoes and parsley are both                                                  looks fabulous. If you’re thinking of
                                                                good sources of vitamins A, C and K
                                                                and of potassium, which helps keep
                                                                                                                                                        giving juicing a try, here are some
                                                                blood pressure in check.                            JENNIFER LARUE HUGET                things to keep in mind.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jack LaLanne’s Power Juicer Express.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A “no-drip spout” tilts upward when you’re
                                                                SMART JUICING                                                                                                                                      done, preventing juice from messing up your

                                                                g Save money. Juicers go through
                                                                     vegetables fast. Allen suggests
                                                                                                              The good, the bad and the pulpy                                                                      counter. The recipe book includes more than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   100 LaLanne-inspired blends. This is the one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   my hairdresser uses. $100 at
                                                                buying seasonal produce (such as
                                                                                                              PROS                                              CONS                                               www.powerjuicer.com.
                                                                strawberries and spinach) at their peak
                                                                and freezing them to use during the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Juiceman Wide-Mouth Juice Extractor.
                                                                offseason, when they cost more. Or buy
                                                                                                              Juice can be “a very healthy addition to a        “Juicing is processing,” says Manuel               With a 4-inch tube opening (most others are
                                                                in bulk from a local farm. Better yet:
                                                                                                              healthy diet,” says Jolia Allen, online           Villacorta, a spokesman for the American           just 3 inches), this machine can
                                                                Grow your own.
                                                                                                              managing editor for Vegetarian Times. Fresh       Dietetic Association. “With any whole food,        accommodate whole apples and even cuts
                                                                           out. Because friction from
                                                                g Chilljuicer or toss aup the juice, use
                                                                      the
                                                                frozen produce
                                                                                warms
                                                                                        couple of ice
                                                                                                              juice delivers a concentrated dose of vitamins
                                                                                                              (particularly antioxidants such as Vitamin C),
                                                                                                                                                                the more you process it, the less nutrients
                                                                                                                                                                you’re going to get.” Removing pulp gets rid of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of pineapple with the rind intact. Model
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   No. JM550S, $100 at www.juiceman.com.
                                                                                                              minerals and other nutrients without filling      a lot of fiber, and without skin you miss out on
                                                                cubes into the machine to cool things         you up. Allen notes that a single glass of        such “micronutrients” as carotenoids and           Hurom Slow Juicer.
                                                                down.                                         carrot juice may contain the nutrients of up to   flavonoids that have the potential to reduce       This works by
                                                                                                              10 whole carrots.                                 the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.     “chewing” the
                                                                g Preserve.keep your of lemon or
                                                                                If you have a bit left
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                   produce instead of
                                                                     over, add a squeeze
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   chopping and
                                                                orange juice to          juice from           You can put whole fruits and vegetables in a      Cleaning the machine afterward is almost           separating juice from
                                                                oxidizing (which makes it turn brown)         juicer, letting the machine do the work of        universally regarded as a pain in the neck.        solids by centrifugal
                                                                and save it, no longer than overnight,        removing the inedible parts.                                                                         force. It’s slow-going
                                                                in the fridge.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   but can handle
                                                                                                              If you create the right combination of            Juice supplies a lot of sugar at once and adds     tougher items such as
                                                                                                              ingredients, fresh juice is by all accounts       more calories per ounce than whole fruit or        nuts and soybeans.
                                                                                                              simply delicious.                                 vegetables.                                        Model No. HU-100, $359 at
                                                                DID YOU KNOW?                                                                                                                                      www.amazon.com.
                                                                A main difference between juicing and                                                                                                                                    localliving@washpost.com
                                                                blending is the thickness of the juice. A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   PHOTOS FROM METROKANE, TRISTAR PRODUCTS
                                                                blender’s blades mix pulp and juice                                                                                                                AND ROLAND PRODUCTS INC.
                                                                together, whereas most juicers use
                                                                centrifugal force to separate juice from      3 USES FOR LEFTOVER PULP                          3 THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT
                                                                solids, producing a thinner liquid. With      FROM YOUR JUICER                                  PUT IN A JUICER
                                                                a juicer, you can use whole fruits and        Add it to foods such as casseroles, soups and     Citrus peels. The pungent, bitter oils will
                                                                vegetables, including small seeds, skins
                                                                and rinds. When using a blender,
                                                                remove peels (though some skins, such
                                                                                                              meatloaf.
                                                                                                              Eat it just as is; it’s pure fiber.
                                                                                                              Chuck it on the compost pile.
                                                                                                                                                                overshadow the taste of the juice.
                                                                                                                                                                Pits. Remove the hard pits from cherries,
                                                                                                                                                                peaches and other stone fruits to avoid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   6     More online For nutrition news,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         visit the Checkup blog at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   voices.washingtonpost.com/checkup,
                                                                as apple and pear, can be left on), rinds                                                       damaging the blades.                               follow @jhuget on Twitter and subscribe
                                                                and seeds — anything you don’t want                                                             Your fingers. Always use the food pusher to        to the Lean & Fit newsletter by going to
                                                                to end up in your belly.                                                                        avoid contact with the ultra-sharp blades.         washingtonpost.com/wellness.

				
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