Due to media attention and heightened awareness within health communities, people are becoming more interested in drinking RAW JUICE as a way to detoxify the body and achieve a greater sense of health and well-being. Health enthusiasts have been consuming raw vegetable juice for years but it has recently exploded into the mainstream.
This has caused a huge influx of convenient “health” juices on the market; as well as new alternatives to pasteurisation (HPP). While these juices may be convenient for both the consumer and businesses, they aren't the best choice as they are simply not as fresh. FRESH juice isn't supposed to last a long time.
An essential factor to making sure fruit and vegetable juice is as NOURISHING as possible is using the right method of extraction. Juice Warrior use the Norwalk and the Goodnature X1, both are hydraulic presses which involve a slow, two-step process of grinding and pressing to get every last drop of juice from produce.
The ‘LIVING’ juice created by a hydraulic press is nutritionally superior and will last up to 48-72 hours in a refrigerator. The chart below illustrates laboratory results that compare the quality of the juice extracted from the Norwalk and the two other most commonly used juicers; a Centrifugal and a Homogenizer.
Centrifugal (A), Homogenizer (B), Norwalk (N)
The Norwalk juicer was invented by raw food juicing pioneer Dr. Norman Walker who recognised the powerful REGENERATING benefits of raw juice. It is also famously used as part of the Gerson therapy and has been for many years. The Gerson Therapy is a natural treatment for a variety of degenerative diseases which boosts the body’s own ability to heal itself. Good Nature have been making juicers since 1976 and the X1 allows commercial juice companies to make larger batches of juice if necessary. We used the Norwalk exclusively for two years but as our business grew we needed a little extra juice! (excuse the pun). We prepare our smaller batches and cleanses on Norwalk juicers and bigger batches on the X1. Cold-pressing might not be the fastest and easiest technique but the end product is always worth it!