Cold-Pressed Juice: Is it Really Better for You?

Cold-pressed juice. Is it healthy?
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Cold-pressed juice is advertised as a healthier alternative to regular juice and because of that, it often costs more. But have you stopped to think about if cold-pressed juice is really better than regular juice? Here’s everything you need to know to make an informed decision about is cold-pressed juice is right for you.

What Is Cold-Pressed Juice?

Cold-pressing is a technique of making juice from fruits and vegetables without any added heat. It’s done with powerful machines that extract the juice. The juice is supposed to have more vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients than regular juice.

The other type of juicers are known as centrifugal juicers, and although they don’t use heat directly, the way they work heats up the produce which may lead to the loss of some of the nutrients.

Is Cold-Pressed Juice Better?

This depends on the type of plant the juice comes from. For some foods, like carrots, cold-pressing doesn’t make sense as they need heat to release antioxidants.

Nutritionally speaking, it’s always best to eat whole fruits and vegetables. If you want juice, cold-pressed versions may give you a bit more nutrients. It’s up to you and what you like to decide which juice you prefer.