You may have heard the term before, but exactly what is cold-pressed juice?
This juicing trend has taken off over the last decade, and rightfully so - offering a higher range of cold-pressed juice benefits that other juicing methods could only dream of.
Though if you’re still in the dark with regards to cold-pressed juicing, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s your ultimate guide to cold-pressed juice.
Cold Pressed Juice
So, what is cold pressed juice? Cold-pressing is another method of juicing, where the sweet nectar of fruit and veggies are extracted with a hydraulic press. Unlike other common methods of juicing, there’s no heating involved with cold press - helping to preserve the vitamins and minerals for our body to enjoy.
Cold Pressed Juice vs Normal Juice
The key difference between cold-pressed juice vs normal juice is how they are made.
Many supermarket juices are created by centrifugal juicing - a process that involves various blades cutting up and breaking down fruits and vegetables. Though it’s a very effective and popular means of juicing, the heat created by the blades can cause the plants to oxidise, leading to a loss of nutrients.
On the other hand, slower juicing methods like cold press can help to side-step this effect of heat.
Cold-pressed juicers use a hydraulic press to draw out the juice. The fruit is pressed and squashed, with minimal heating, to extract the juice and create a much more nutrient-rich beverage.
Cold Pressed Juice Benefits
With the variety of cold-pressed juice benefits up for grabs, there’s more than one reason to make the switch. Here are 4 awesome benefits of cold-pressed juices.
Easy To Digest
Cold press juices aren’t only loaded with an array of nutrients, but they’re also easy to digest. This is because the juice doesn’t typically contain pulp, which is packed with insoluble fibre.
Without the insoluble fibre, cold-pressed juice is quick and easy to digest - providing a fast delivery of nourishing nutrients for our body to absorb.
That being said, soluble fibre is still present in many cold pressed juices - including the beverages created by the Juice Institute. This means the fibre is still free to perform all of it’s vital duties, such as lowering fat absorption, normalising blood sugar, and nourishing gut bacteria.
Loads Of Nutrients
As we’ve already covered, cold-pressed juicing creates a beverage that’s packed to the brim with a wide platter of vitamins and minerals - helping to support and nourish our body.
With such a wide range of nutrients on offer, you can find juices to support your immune system, reduce inflammation, help with digestion, promote healthy hair, cleanse the body, and increase energy - and that’s only scratching the surface.
For example, this Original Cleanse package includes five different juices, delivering a powerhouse of nutrients to nourish our bodies in more ways than one. This includes the ‘Oh My Greens’, ‘ Earthy Beets’, ‘Orange Glow’, ‘Lemon Tango’, and ‘Vanilla, Dates, And Nuts’.
Though cold-pressed juices may have a shorter shelf life, it just means that you can enjoy their rich, full flavour while it’s fresh!
Many supermarket juices have a longer shelf life, meaning that they could be sitting on shelves for months at a time before being consumed. On the other hand, cold pressed juices (such as the blends created by the Juice Institute), only have a 4-day shelf life. This means that you can rest assured knowing that you’re drinking a juice that’s been freshly prepared rather than sitting on a shelf for a longer period of time.
Another great thing about cold press juice is that it has a very nice consistency, with very little pulp - of course, this point largely depends on if you like pulp or not!
The pulp is left behind after the juice is extracted, leaving you with a much lighter consistency to enjoy.
Cold Pressed + Juice Institute
So in this debate of cold press juice vs normal juice, where does Juice Institute stand?
To create all of our delicious blends, we use the best cold-pressed juicing technology on offer. With the help of our Goodnature X1 Industrial Cold Pressed Juicer, we extract as much of the juice as we can, while making sure the vitamins and minerals are intact and ready to nourish our bodies and cells.
*The information in this article can be applied to those with no healthcare issues. Before adjusting your diet, speak with your healthcare professional.
Words - Nicholas Hastie
Nicolas is a digital content creator, having completed his Bachelor of Health Science at the University of Queensland - majoring in nutrition.