Ever heard these words: 2-ethylhexyl phthalate and diisononyl phthalate? No? I hadn't either, but apparently, they're the same chemicals used to make PVC pipe. So now you're probably thinking: "Interesting, but why should I care?"
Well, according to this Environmental Health Perspectives study, if you drive up to a window for lunch, you're probably eating them! And in case you're wondering how safe that is, check out this article from Dr. Mercola and decide for yourself.
If you're like most people, you probably try to avoid fast food as much as possible. But it's not always easy, especially for those of us with hectic schedules. Besides, who doesn't love to dine under the golden arches once in a while? But these chemicals that are lurking in your burger have been shown to interfere with fertility, decrease childrens' IQs, delay puberty and increase the risk of birth defects. Is the risk really worth the reward?
You may be wondering:
Should I never eat a golden, crispy, salty, delicious french fry from a bag again? The truth is, most people agree that in moderation, fast foods are okay. But to keep your body healthy, most of your foods should be fruits, vegetables and whole grains. NOT PVC pipe. The problem is that we sometimes have trouble getting as many servings per day as we need.
What's the bottom line?
There is one way to make getting all your nutrients easier on yourself - juicing. If you've ever watched the Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead documentary, you know that Joe Cross used juicing as a way to reboot his body and get his health back. And while we're not saying Joe doesn't get paid to endorse the brand, we happened to find a Breville juicer that made the number one spot on our list as well.
The Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite represents the type of juicer customers are looking for. It's sleekly designed, powerful and as close to a commercial quality juicer as you'll find for the price. But if you'd still like to see what else made our list, keep reading. We reviewed a few others we think you might like using the following criteria:
- Juice production: Since you're buying a juicer for, well...juice, we thought it was important to see how each one stacked up in terms of the amount of juice they produced.
- Clean-up: There's always a little clean-up involved when it comes to ripping produce to shreds in a machine, but we factored in machines that come apart easily or have simple directions for tidying them up.
- Price: The best juicers might not be the cheapest juicers, but because you undoubtedly want the best bang for your buck, cost is a big consideration.
Sound good? Let's review!