Investing in Your Own Juicer Might be Worth It

Juicers can be expensive, but if you're serious about eating healthy, a juicer may be a worthwhile investment.

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Juicing can be expensive, but those $7 super food drinks you've been buying aren't easy on your budget either. Plus, wouldn't you like to know exactly what you've been drinking?

You can purchase a juicer on sites like eBay. There is no need to go out and buy the most expensive juicer, unless you really want one.

Different kinds of juice offer various health benefits. Beet juice has the potential to significantly lower blood pressure by up 10mg/dl.[1] Kale can potentially reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. 150 mL per day was enough to spark a change and decrease LDL (bad cholesterol) concentration by 10%. [2] Pretty much any vegetable or fruit can be juiced, offering beneficial nutrients.

Something to try: juice three carrots and 7 kale leaves and add it to your protein shake for a quick boost of beta keratin and vitamin C. Different foods make different amounts of juice, so find out how much you will need.

Juices can last up to a week in the refrigerator. If you make your own, you can ensure that they contain no filters, chalky protein powders, additives, or rotten fruits and veggies. Having your own juicer means you decide what goes into your juices, and you don't have to pay for overpriced bottled beverages at the supermarket.

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References

[1] Castillo, Michelle. "Daily dose of beet juice may help people with high blood pressure." CBS News 16 04 2013, n. pag. Web. 9 Jul. 2013.

[2] Kim, SY. "Kale juice improves coronary artery disease risk factors in hypercholesterolemic men." Biomedical & Environmental Sciences. 21.2 (2008): 91-7. Web. 9 Jul. 2013.


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