If you’ve seen bottles of cold pressed juice, you’ve probably wondered about the health buzz surrounding these brightly colored drinks. Besides the organic fruits and vegetables we provide to Eminence Kids Foundation partner locations around the world, we also donate organic cold pressed juice to some locations for the added nutritional value. For children who are going through cancer treatment and having difficulty with digestion, a glass of cold pressed juice is often the next best way to deliver nutrition. Here’s what you need to know about this unique type of juice:
What Is Cold Pressed Juice?
Cold pressed juice is made with a hydraulic press that slowly crushes whole fruits and vegetables. The process gently breaks down the fruits and vegetable into fibers, then slowly presses the fibers into juice. By extracting the maximum amount of nectar, cold pressed juice is “the rawest form of juice.” (Paste)
How Is Cold Pressed Juice Different From Regular Juice?
Most juicers chop or grind up fruit or vegetables during the juicing process, and the friction creates heat while the grinding exposes the mixture to oxygen. Unfortunately, both heat and oxygen destroy vitamins and helpful enzymes. Cold pressed juicers, on the other hand, retain the highest nutritional value possible in the juice. According to Harvard Health Publishing, “because cold pressed juices are usually served fresh, they retain more of a fruit’s or vegetable’s vitamins and minerals.”
Why Cold Pressed Juice Is Important For Sick Children
During intense treatment for illnesses such as cancer, organic cold pressed juices can be a way of getting the nutrition needed when the digestive system isn’t functioning as usual. According to Oncology Nutrition, juice can deliver those valuable nutrients when patients are experiencing difficulty chewing, swallowing, or suffering from digestive problems or weight loss due to treatment. At one of our partner locations, Semmelweiss Children’s Clinic in Budapest, the mother of a patient explained, “The juice that Eminence donates is perfect because during chemotherapy, [my daughter] can’t digest whole fruit. This juice is much needed.”
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