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The top 10 places to get cold pressed juices from in London
What is a cold pressed juice? At a health talk on juicing at The Detox Kitchen, the founders of juice company Imbibery explained, “Cold pressed is a method of juicing which ensures that no heat is applied during the process. It is a hydraulic press which “squashes” fruits and vegetables. As there is no heat, no nutrients are damaged, compromised or wasted."
What are the health benefits? “Cold pressed juices contain significantly higher nutrients and antioxidants than other juices and have been shown to have 30% more vitamin C than a standard juice, supporting the method as a more efficient way to extract nutrients, vitamins and minerals from fruits and vegetables,” it was noted. “HPP (High Pressure Pascalization/Processing) uses high pressure instead of heat to inhibit growth of microflora in fresh food and drinks to extend their shelf life. HPP is less destructive than traditional heat processes. HPP-treated juice can last up to 45 days however, it can’t be classified as fresh or raw.”
When should you drink them and how much? “Drink a juice after eating,” they recommended. “By combining the vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants of the juice with food containing fibre, we will get more benefits than from drinking alone. This has been shown to reduce LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol levels. How much or how many juices should be consumed daily is dependent on individual diets.”
Click through our gallery to see our pick of the 10 best cold pressed juice bars in town.