Why Juice Carrots?
I got an Omega 8004 juicer a while back after reading the benefits of drinking fresh (unpasteurized) carrot juice on Dr L Wilson’s website. He recommends 10-12 ounces/ day for the very bio-available calcium content and other nutrients (pasteurizing milk greatly takes away from the calcium your body can absorb). So, if you’re not eating fortified foods (cereals with added calcium), sardines or other fish with the bones still in them, raw dairy, calcium supplements, or homemade unpasteurized carrot juice, then you’re probably not getting enough calcium.
Good thing is I love the taste of carrots when they’re juiced! It’s very sweet and I don’t feel the need to add anything to it. I tried adding a piece of ginger root and it was too overpowering with its trademark potent spice. Ended up not finishing it, and I tried a small clove of garlic but must’ve not used enough to get the taste of garlic I was looking for. Rutabaga has its benefits (sort of like a turnip), but it didn’t have too favorable of a taste to stick with (although they’re quite tasty cooked).
My Review of the Omega 8004 Juicer
The juicer itself- Omega 8004- is one of the more popular higher end juicers. People in most any age bracked (including us 90’s kids), should be using a juicer like this each day, especially considering the circumstances of how toxic our environment has become in the last 40, 50, 60 years.
What finally sold me on it was reading a review of the best juicers TheSweetHome website conducted. They noted it extracted the most juice from carrots out of any other juicer they tested. It’s over $200, but the thing has a darling of a warranty (15 years).