- Fruits and vegetables start to lose their vitality and nutrients right after harvested. When grinded into juice, oxidation occurs and accelerates that process. It is therefore best to consume the juice right after extraction.
- The effects of nutrients deficiency appears immediately even in just a few hours. The body is in constant need of supply of nutrients. The benefits of juice are maximized if the juice is consumed daily.
- The effects are maximized if digested in an empty stomach. This period is about 2 hours and 30 minutes after a meal, and 2 hours 30 minutes before a meal.
- The juice should not be digested in a rush, but rather, in small, slow sips to absorb the nutrients. Juice squeezed from vegetables just taken out of the refrigerator can delay the digestive process (especially for people with liver problems), so it is important to leave the vegetables at room temperature before making the juice.
5. How much should I drink for faster recovery?
- The more juice consumed, the more effective the recovery. Drinking a lot of juice is not only important in supplementing the lacking nutrients, but also in recovering the body when there is a present illness. It is important to eliminate the toxins in the body through sweat and urine, so a lot of juice is necessary for the body to go through this process.
6. What other methods are good when drinking the juice?
- It is best to drink the juice in a nature environment, such as a sunlit forest, after some light exercise, along with some breathing exercises. This causes the pituitary glands and the brain to excrete enough hormones for speedy recovery. The nutrients of vegetable juice can be considered the ingredients, and the hypothalamus and pituitary gland the conductor of natural recovery. If the body's condition is top-notch, it can bring about dramatic changes in the rate of recovery. (“The human body is like a building built on the materials it consumes.”)
7. Is it okay to mix fruits and vegetables for better taste?
- Avoid consuming fruits and vegetables at the same time, as it could cause potential gas in the digestive system, as well as diarrhea.
8. What is the consumption period of fruits and vegetable juice?
- One hour for vegetable juice and thirty minutes for fruit juices. However, people suffering from cancer or liver problems should lengthen this period and start with smaller intake amounts.
9. How should I make and drink potato juice?
- Prepare potatoes without sprouts. Do not peel. The juice must be rested for 5 to 8 minutes before drinking, and only the top layer of juice must be consumed.
10. How should I make fruit juice?
- You can make fruit juice in any way you want. However, avoid mixing sweet and sour fruits together. For more softer fruits, such as bananas, strawberries, pineapples, etc., using a Soft Fruit Hosing Filter (optional item) is recommended.
11. Is it necessary to make juices in different groups?
- Effects can be maximized by consuming mixed vegetable juice, which is organized into different groups depending on which nutrients are more beneficial and required by the patient.
12. How do you clean clogged holes on housing filter (screen housing)?
- If your Angel Juicer has clogging with calcium/minerals, run a lemon through the juicer and leave the housing filter on all day without cleaning of screen area. The acid from the lemon can remove any residue on the screen of housing filter. Later, you can clean the screen with cleaning brush under the running (warm to hot) water. You can repeat this process for better result.
- Or, you can try following: soak the screen area (only screen portion, not the sensor area of housing filter) in a mixture of baking soda and water (ratio of baking soda powder to water: 2 to 8) overnight. This loosens the scaling and much of it can be brushed off by a bristle. For better result, spray extra baking soda powder on the surface of screen while brushing with a bristle. Please note that you should not soak the sensor area of housing filter in water under any circumstances.
13. How do I clean the outside surface of the main body of the machine?
- Wipe the exterior surfaces with a damp cloth and dry with a clean towel. For keeping the best polish, clean with a soft sponge first and dry it with a soft towel. After cleaning the juice extractor, let it dry thoroughly.
14. What is a living juice?
- The concept was first introduced by Dr. Norman Walker (1874-1983). Walker declared that the enzymes in fruits and vegetables die at temperatures that exceed 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit). Walker explained that any juice extractor that uses high-speed blade or centrifuge creates friction heat that leads to the destruction of enzymes. Nutritionists advise plenty of fresh, raw fruits and vegetables as essential ingredient to well-being. However, we can only obtain maximum benefits when its goodness is released from the fiber. Therefore, juicing is an effective method for intaking highly concentrated nutrients. For optimal benefits, the process must extract the goodness without destroying its vital elements through heat. Living juice extracted at a low temperature holds up to 60% more nutrients—minerals, vitamins and living enzymes—for a nutritionally superior juice.
15. What are some things I should consider when purchasing a juicer?
- Speed: Juicers have different rotations per minute (RPMs), which affects the speed you juice your produces. Typically, the slower the speed, the better the juicer. A juicer with low RPM produces a more nutrient-dense juice. These juicers squeeze and “chew” the food slowly, inflicting almost no heat to the enzymes. Subsequently, it preserves its vital enzymes and nutrients in the juice.
- Quality of Juice: For most people, the main reason for juicing is to improve overall health and intaking key nutrients for the body to absorb directly. If you are on the same boat, then it is important to consider how well and effectively the juicer preserves and extracts the vital nutrients. Again, a faster juicer typically yields less juice. It heats up and oxidizes the juice, giving you a juice that does not have as much nutrients.
- Prep Time: Some juicers require fruits and vegetables to be chopped up into smaller pieces. This can slow you down when trying to prep your juices. It is recommended to choose a juicer with less prep time.
- Yield: The amount of juice that is extracted from your daily produce is the key. You want to maximize the amount of juice you get because organic fruits and vegetables can be costly. Drier the pulp, the more efficient the juicer's performance.
- Noise Level: If noise level is important to you, consider a more higher-end model. You don't need to wake your entire household just for a glass of juice every morning.
- Ease of Cleaning: Some juicers have many parts to assemble and break down so it takes longer to clean up. If you have a busy schedule, you should take that into account before finalizing your purchase.
16. How to disassemble and clean?
- When finished juicing, let the machine run for about one or two minute to get rid of pulps remaining inside the housing filter.
- After machine is turned off, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet and place a soft towel underneath the housing filter to avoid damaging the twin gears in case they drop.
- Unlock the housing filter by lifting the lock clamp up.
- Slowly pull the extract housing out from the main body using both hands.
- Carefully pull the twin grinding gears one by one out from the motor base unit.
- Remove pulps or fibers lodged in the screen area by using the screen scraper (cleaning knife).
- Clean the housing filter and twin gears with a cleaning brush and premium brush. To extend the longevity of juice, you need to clean all parts immediately right after use, before minerals and calcium build up on the surface.
- To maintain the shiny polish, clean the parts with the soft sponge first and then dry with a soft towel.
- Plug in the power cord and turn the main (red) switch on.
- Unlock the clamp by pulling the lever up.
- Place your palm under the extracting housing to catch the twin gear set with the housing filter in case it falls.
- Press the start button to release the gears from the housing filter. The gear shaft will push the housing filter and the motor will stop running within 5-6 seconds with a beeping sound.
- Carefully pull the twin gears out from the housing filter.
- Turn the main switch off and unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
17. How do I clean the inside of the housing filter?
- Slowly insert the cleaning brush into the housing filter under the running (warm) water.
- Slowly pull the cleaning brush, while turning clockwise (under the running warm water). Repeat this step as many times as needed.
- Do not pull the cleaning brush out straight from the housing filter. Otherwise, the brush handle may break.
- In order to avoid damaging the magnetic sensor located at the bottom of the housing filter, please do not submerge the sensor area of housing filter in water.
- It is extremely important that you clean the surrounding area (white bushing) of motor shaft right after juicing by gently spraying with water. Tp do this, lift the back of the juicer (bottom part) slightly so that water does not get into the inside of white bushing.
18. Any juicing tips?
- In order to get the best result on your juicing with the twin gear juicer, insert a small amount of food into the feeding chute. You should never insert too much at a time under any circumstances. When you insert small portion at a time, the food can be crushed and grinded more efficiently by the gears. At the same time, these two rotating gears can crush cellulose fibers to break up cells in vegetables and fruits. It can extract the nutrients locked inside the produces, such as minerals, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and complex carbohydrates. But when you insert too much into the feeding chute at a time, the juicer cannot perform to its best function.
- For carrots: If your carrot diameters fit into the feeding chute, cutting carrots isn’t necessary. Lengthwise, carrots would be about five to six inches (15 cm). Always insert the thinner side first. Insert only one piece at a time, waiting until each piece is crushed down completely.
- For wheatgrass (wheatgrass housing filter recommended): For best wheatgrass juicing results, insert very small portion at a time, once again. Do not insert too much wheatgrass into the feeding chute; sprinkle a bit, a little at time, checking if it is fully processed into the gears. Wheatgrass itself is soft, but its pulp is very hard and can sometimes generate high pressure inside the screen. You can use standard housing filter for wheatgrass, but the wheatgrass housing filter is more efficient and effective to prevent potential damages to your juicer.
- NOTE: If you do not mind mixing wheatgrass and carrots to juice, you can minimize foams by alternating wheatgrass and carrots while juicing.
19. How to clean calcium and mineral deposits on twin gears?
- After a while, you may notice a calcium or mineral deposit on the surface of the gears. This deposit can be removed by running soaked almonds through the machine. Another excellent way to remove the deposit is using carrots and granulated sugar. After juicing carrots, feed some carrot pulp back into the feeding chute and add granulated sugar (ratio: one table spoon of carrot pulp to two table spoons of granulated sugar). Alternate carrot pulp and granulated sugar several times, and then you are ready for another use.
- Another method is soaking the twin gears in pure vinegar overnight. This loosens the scaling and much of it can be brushed off. The vinegar used for descaling can be stored for reuse. However, be sure to label and store the container properly so that it is not accidentally used in food preparations. To prevent mineral scales, thoroughly clean the twin gears with warm water immediately after juicing. If not properly deep-cleaned, the mineral deposit starts to build up (looks like a very thin film on the surface of the twin gears).
20. How do I clean any sticky residues?
- Dried fruits and nuts can be very sticky on the inside surface of the juicer. To remove the residue with ease, run a couple of stalks of celery through the machine before disassembling the machine.