You keep hearing the buzz word cold pressed juice, but what exactly is that and what makes it better? Not all juices are created equal. With the rise of health-conscious consumers, cold-pressed juices, juice cleanses, and detox cleanses have gained popularity. Lets dive right into the differences between cold pressed juices and regular store-bought juices.
Cold Pressed Juice
The Process: Cold pressed juices are made using a hydraulic press to extract liquid from fruits and vegetables without generating heat. This process retains vital enzymes, nutrients, and antioxidants, delivering a nutrient-dense juice1. Other juices are either heated during the process or after which kills enzymes and nutrients during the process.
Nutrient Preservation: Research has shown that cold pressing minimizes nutrient degradation, preserving the integrity of vitamins and minerals found in fruits and vegetables2. This ensures that every sip of cold pressed juice packs a powerful nutritional punch.
Store-Bought Juices: The Unfiltered Truth
Heat Pasteurization: Most store-bought juices undergo pasteurization, a process involving heat to eliminate bacteria and prolong shelf life. However, this process can also compromise the nutritional value of the juice by breaking down heat-sensitive vitamins and enzymes3.
Added Sugars and Preservatives: Many commercial juices are loaded with added sugars and preservatives to enhance flavour and extend shelf life. Excessive sugar consumption has been linked to various health issues, including obesity and type 2 diabetes4. Our cold pressed juices at Green Press are juiced, bottled, and delivered directly to the customer with out the use of any pasteurization process that destroy these vitamins.
Cold Pressed Juice Cleanses
Cold pressed juices are popular in detox juice cleanses due to their high content of detoxifying compounds. Ingredients like ginger, turmeric, and leafy greens contribute to the body’s natural cleansing processes5.
The high water content in cold pressed juices aids in hydration, supporting the elimination of toxins from the body6. Proper hydration is a cornerstone of any effective detox program.
Cold pressed juices wins as the champion for those looking for a nutritional powerhouse, as opposed to juices with a bunch of nasty added chemicals and preservatives. With its meticulous extraction process and nutrient-rich profile, cold pressed juices offer a refreshing alternative to store-bought options laden with additives and sugar.
As you embark on your journey towards a healthier lifestyle, let the vibrancy of cold pressed juices be your guiding light. Choose wisely, sip consciously, and savor the benefits of a choice that’s not just a beverage but a commitment to your well-being.
- “Effects of Commercial Processing on the Nutrient Composition of Fresh Produce.” Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 2000.
- “Nutritional Quality and Health Benefits of Vegetables: A Review.” Food and Public Health, 2012.
- “Effect of Pasteurization on the Nutritional Quality of Orange Juice.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2010.
- “Added Sugars and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Children: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association.” Circulation, 2016.
- “Anti-inflammatory Effects of a Tart Cherry Juice Blend in Rats with Carrageenan-Induced Pleurisy.” Journal of Food Science, 2014.
- “Water, Hydration, and Health.” Nutrition Reviews, 2010.