Your body works in the same way as a machine, and like every engine needs oil to run smoothly, your body benefits greatly from the consumption of oils as well. One of the most common questions we get as we prepare the fresh juices right in front of you at D’Juice House, is what it is that we squirt into the blender just before we mix your juice.
When fruit is put through a centrifugal juicer, like the one we use, the juice comes out frothy. To ensure that your cup is filled with nutritious and delicious fruit juice rather than froth, adding any kind of oil to the blend is a great solution. Not only does the oil bind the juice together and create a smooth texture, but depending on which type of oil you add, it can also have fantastic health benefits.
Our oil of choice is Grapeseed Oil. The first benefit of this oil, that is created as a byproduct during the production of wine, is that it has a very mild flavour. Unlike oils such as Olive Oil and Peanut Oil, the flavour of Grapeseed Oil does not interfere with the flavour of the juice.
Grapeseed Oil is full of Vitamin E, even more so than Olive Oil. This vitamin functions as a fat-soluble antioxidant. This helps to protect your cells and can help avoid cancer, heart disease and many other chronic illnesses. Vitamin E also strengthens your immune system. Additionally, Grapeseed Oil can prevent your blood vessels from becoming damaged, which can prevent high blood pressure.
Grapeseed Oil is known widely as a home remedy in the beauty industry. It contains omega-6 fatty acids, which strengthen your skin barrier and protect from environmental aggressors such as sun and pollution. Grapeseed Oil has been known to moisturize your skin, heal acne, tighten pores and reduce the appearance of scars. For the same reason, Grapeseed Oil also promotes the health of your hair follicles, which leads to thicker, stronger and silkier hair.
Studies have shown that many fruits and vegetables (for instance the carrot) contain vitamins that are oil-soluble, which we would miss out on if we were to consume the juices without any oils.
Our goal is to create products that will make you feel good, and as most of you know, feeling good starts with what you put inside your system. A splash of Grapeseed Oil inside your juice may not seem like a lot, but it benefits your body in many ways and in turn makes you feel good.