Thursday, July 22, 2010

Juicing and Juicers


Ozone the Okamizu Way: This photo was taken in our kitchen when my maid ozoned chicken bought from the supermarket. We can see the foam, bubbles and slime forming up ( enlarge to see better ) These are the combination of impurities, toxins,bacteria and chemicals discarded from the chicken flesh. If not ozoned then all will be gulped down into our stomach, 'finger licking good' chicken as fodder for a build up leading to cancer maybe. Looking at what comes out through the process it certainly is worrying. The Okamizu process has solved this problem through its innovative technology.

The Okamizu food detoxifier makes our food safer to consume.


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I eat vegetables and I drink fruit juice. That’s what I’ve been doing and that’s what most others are known to do also until someone tells them to the contrary!

'Yes, you can now safely change that habit . You eat fruits and drink vege juice'. That was what my son Hafidz told us a few months back.

What a novel idea, I’ll say it again, ‘eat fruits and drink vege juice’. The health freaks must have discovered this a long time ago. It is not too late to start, in any case, for me at least.

The idea is to eat raw . You eat fruits raw but you can’t possibly think of munching spinach raw. So just with a little bit of imagination, we can get to eat both raw. True enough. Through juicing that is!

Furthermore eating vege raw will cut off the sugar intake prevalent in fruit juices whether fresh or otherwise. Also eating vege raw would mean we get to exploit 100% of its goodness. Otherwise we lose:

a) most of the nutrition and vitamins when we peel off the skin ( as we know it , most lie just beneath the skin which get thrown away in the act of peeling)
b) the goodness of nutrition lost arising from heating and cooking.
c) as juicing of vege avoids the sugar content present in most fruits.

So it is logical to eat vege raw but our stomachs are not made for it. So juicing is the answer.

My son Hafidz swears by it. ‘It is good for those with a sensitive nose,’ he said .Those who get irritated easily by dust, cold weather and even seasonal happenings of pollen in the air ( the beginning of flowerings, so it seemed)

‘But you must do it right to get the full impact and the fullest of its benefits’ he advised. It has to do even with the right hardware. Let's see how we go about it.

1. First you must have the vege ozoned ie to detoxify your food:

The Effect of the Ozone Process:
When fruits and vege are ozoned and put back in the ‘fridge, they last longer, retained their freshness and colour and remain crunchy. And when meat is ozoned especially chicken the fats discarded could be seen easily. The water in the container turned murky, full of foam and bubbles and looked like gutter wastes. When you see it you’ll never would want to take KFC again. ( in fact what is discarded is not just the fats but also the chemicals and whatever else that contribute to the alarming cancer cases that we have now)

An ozoned meat tastes better! You must also ozone your drinking water and it’ll be sparkling and again tastes better ( filtration is for other purposes)

2. Secondly, the juicer best used is the Masticating Juicer:

The Effect of the Masticating Juicer as opposed to the Centrifugal Juicer:
I have in the house a centrifugal juicer easily available in the market costing a few hundred ringgit. But a Centrifugal Juicer works like a blender and is not recommended.

The better choice is a Masticating Juicer which costs more. Quoted herewith from ‘ juicing for health.com’ which best describes what is the effect of a Masticating Juicer:


Quote
“A single-gear juicer is also known as a masticating juicer. To masticate means to chew or to grind to a pulp. A single-gear juicer has a 'worm-like' gear that drives the produce and squeezes them through a stainless steel screen.

This action tears open the produce's cell membranes and releases its deep-seated nutrients and enzymes. It also breaks up more of the phytochemical from the produce, resulting in a richer colored juice which is also richer in its nutrients and minerals.

Unlike the centrifugal juicer, a masticating juicer operates at a much lower speed which does not disrupt the cellular structure of the fruits and vegetables. This eliminates oxidation to the juices, therefore, preserving the precious enzymes and nutrients that are closest to its natural form.

If you have tried the juices resulting from both a centrifugal and a masticating juicer, you will notice a marked difference in the quality of the juices between the two. For example, an apple juiced on a centrifugal juicer will produce an oxidized brown colored clear juice (only water content with no enzymes and nutrients) which has a metallic taste; whereas the apple juiced on a masticating juicer will result in un-oxidized, even-colored and great tasting juice. Oxidized juice is effectively, spoiled juice” unquote.

3. Thirdly have a Revised Edition of ‘ Raw Vegetables Juices ‘ by N W Walker’

This copy helps as a guide to create the combination of what vege to juice and to zero in against what ailments. It listed the proportion that is found to be consistently helpful when used in the combination and proportion as indicated for eg Diarrhea ( 1, 2 ) Cancers ( 1, 61) where:

1 - Carrot (16 oz)
2 - Carrot (7 oz) Celery (4 oz) Parsley (2 oz) Spinach (3oz)
61 - Carrot (10 oz ), Spinach (6 oz)

From the above it appears carrots seem to be a wonder vege. There are other combinations for other ailments to choose from.

Happy juicing!

Note: I have been advised to juice raw unpeeled and unripe papayas to include the seeds as well. A ripe papaya is not ideal as it has a high sugar content. An unripe papaya ( can be considered a vege) but it is not easy to get unless you ask from your neighbor or plant one at home.

4 comments:

abdulhalimshah said...

Dear Hank,
I have been an ardent consumer of fresh fruits since College days and till now I cannot go without it. But the tip you are giving about juicing vegetables is requiring an investment in the equipment you mentioned. It requires a lot more than just effort, in fact it is a change in habit. Thanks for the information.

kaykuala said...

Dear Hal,
Our son Hafidz told us a few months ago that he doesn't sniff in the mornings anymore so also his 'attacks' are gone. He also felt lighter. He believed it was the positive outcome of ozoned food and water and of vege juicing.

It is not psychological. 'I believe it is real' he said. He bought us the Okamizu for a start.

I got my infrequently used juicer (which Hafidz confirmed is a centrifugal) to start churning every morning. ( A Masticating juicer costs RM1000+ which is stiff but worthwhile to buy he said)

I thought I felt lighter now as well. We'll see how for a few more months and may be by then we'll buy a Masticating one too.

I told myself this is one way to feel lighter and be slimmer, and also healthier, why not give it a shot! Yes, why not?

abdulhalimshah said...

Dear Hank,
Please let me know in a few months time whether it is a placebo effect or not.
Will consider the purchase if it does what it claimed to do.
Salam.

bala murugan said...

Thank you for posting such a useful, impressive and a wicked article./Wow.. looking good!

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