Five Cold-Pressed Things You Can't Miss!
If you are a health buff, up to date with the latest health foods and trends, you probably already know about the tremendous success of the cold-pressed juice industry. From supplements for balancing vitamins and minerals in your diet, to full body cleansing and transformation, cold press juices are a rage, and for all for the right reasons.
But juices are not the only cold-pressed items that you need to know about. Here are 5 popular products that use cold-pressing and you just can’t miss them.
Cold Pressed Juices
Of course, the first is the cold-pressed juices. A gold mine of nutrients, cold-pressed juices can boost your vitality and well being.
Juices, in general, have enough nutrients for your daily vitamins and minerals need. So complemented with your daily diet, they can be the ideal supplement. Cold-pressed juices just happen to be juices with more nutrients than regular juice! Regular juicing machines use metal plates which produce heat while juicing the fruit. This kills all essential nutrients and enzymes. Cold-press juicers, on the other hand, first chew the fruit, and then press it to extract enzymes and nutrients without damaging them.
Tip: Eat it or Juice it? It is true that fruits are the real deal. They have all the nutrients, but also have fibre! If you are looking for a daily wholesome supplement, adding fruits to your diet is unparalleled. On the other hand, if you are looking to recoup your health or want quick absorption of bulk of nutrients in one go, drinking a glass of juice is the thing to do. With fibre extracted, it is possible to consume up to 3 pounds of fruits and veggies in one sitting. Isn’t that amazing?
Cold-pressing is not just for juices! Cold-pressed oils are getting some great reviews from health experts. Just like with juices, conventional methods of extracting oil can lead to loss of valuable nutrients. And this is true for both cooking and aromatic oils.
Cold-pressed oils in general have a richer flavour and aroma, with more nutrients preserved. Cold-pressing oils is specifically recommended for oils with unsaturated fats because these oils degrade with heat. So these oils are preferably used as a seasoning. However, cold-pressing is used for both oils with saturated and unsaturated fats, because in the end it does retains flavour and nutrients much better for both kinds of oil.
Tip: While buying oils such as, olive, sesame, sunflower, canola, and coconut oil, go for the ones extracted using cold-pressing methods, if you plan to use it in marinades, salad dressings, and baked goods. Also, choose cold-pressed essential oils and dietary supplement oils to get maximum benefit, e.g., almonds, jojoba, rosehip seeds, flaxseed oil and evening primrose oil, etc.
Soaps are not exactly cold-pressed in the same way as oils and juices. Soaps making has an alternate to the mass manufacturing process, which is called the “Cold process”. This is a technique that saves soap ingredients from loosing its natural benefits by removing heat treatment from the process. Most hand made soaps are cold process soaps. These soaps have natural fragrances and preserve the aroma and benefits of essential oils and butters.
Tip: Look for soaps that are handmade. Regular soaps will not give you the same nutrients and skin benefits from the ingredients, like handmade soaps will.
Cold-pressed spices are the ones not churned and ground in a grinder with metal blades. They are first crushed with rollers without generating much heat, and this ensures that their vibrant flavours are preserved.
Tip: If you can’t find cold-pressed spices in your supermarket, you can cold press your spices at home. Instead of using powdered spices available in the market, you can buy whole spices and use your regular mortal and pestle to grind the spices at home before adding it to your food. If you have done this before, you know the difference in the aroma.
Cold pressed smoothies are not just healthy; they are also super yum! The reason being that they are full of flavour which is totally preserved in the cold pressed process.
Tip: Not only are smoothies are super nutritious and yum. They are also low calorie, and full of protein from the yogurt. Pick cold pressed smoothies over juices if you are looking for a small evening or morning meal that is filling and super healthy of nutritious.
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