Location: Phoenix, AZ
Product She Uses: EVO820
Favorite Ingredients: Celery, citrus, beets, carrots, ginger, apple
Why I juice
My inflammation from lupus was so bad, and I had no idea what to do. I couldn't walk, I couldn't hold a cup, I couldn't do anything. I had lots of pain in my body for a year and a half. I started to lose hair, and I was sluggish all the time. It was horrible.
So this was my turning point: I took my daughter to Disneyland, and I spent an enormous amount of money—close to a thousand dollars—on the tickets. But I couldn't go on any rides. I couldn't walk, so I sat. That's the night I went online and started googling.
I was researching, and everybody was on this celery juice bandwagon, so I got on. My inflammation went down, and I started feeling better, and then I started juicing other things because I don't have time to eat so many vegetables and fruits.
Besides juicing, I went vegan completely, so in 3 months I started to feel my inflammation go down, and by 6 months I felt completely different. I'm still juicing celery every morning.
A bump in the road
My other juicer broke, so I had to buy a part. When I found out how much the part cost, I said, "there is no way."
In the meantime, I bought a commercial juicer from a restaurant supply store, but it didn't work at all. I used it for one hour, but they wouldn't take it back because it was opened.
Then I bought a couple high-speed juicers, which was a waste of my time. I can't believe they call it a juicer. It’s more of a food processor. Because the centrifuge is so fast, it spreads everything on the sides. The ingredients never go down. It was a waste, really a waste. I was disappointed.
Switching to Kuvings
I looked on the internet, and Kuvings advertisements came up. I checked the back part of it, how much it would cost if it breaks, what I have to replace, and what's the warranty. I didn't want to buy something that's not going to last, and I wanted to make sure that I yielded enough juice to sustain what I'm doing. I took a chance, really.
But, it's great. It's really one of the best juicers in the price range. It's easy to clean, easy to use—you won't have any problems. It's a workhorse, and that's important when you juice everyday.
What I love about my juicer
When you juice every day, it has to be convenient. If it's not, people usually give up and put it away. That's the issue.
I love Kuvings for many reasons, but the main reason is its cleaning. It's the way it's designed. After juicing for so long, you pretty much know exactly what to pinpoint. It's easier to clean, it's easier to take apart (the other one would get stuck all the time), and it's so much easier to juice.
The citrus attachment is awesome. We have a lot of citrus in Arizona, so we juice it all the time. I juice and freeze the juice in cubes. It’s very little and really powerful, so I love it.
Cooking has always been my forte. My Kuvings juicer is probably one of the best tools that I have, because I can juice and I can use the pulp to make cooking easier.
When I juice celery, carrots, or beets, I use the rest of whatever's left over for soup broth. When I bake, I use the juice for coloring. Plus, I have dogs, so everything that's left over from the juicer I bake for them. You can do a lot of things if you just get into it. I make a lot of face masks from pulp.
I use my juicer fully, 100%. And my juicer is there everyday for me. There are a lot of things you can do—it's endless possibilities. My dogs love it, too.
Spreading the love
My daughter likes fruit juice. She's not big on vegetable juice, but I hide a lot of things. All the green stuff that she doesn't like, I usually stick in her juice. She won't eat it, but she likes the juice, and she has no idea she's eating vegetables.
She has to eat half a pound of salad in order to get those benefits. I know she's not going to do it, and it takes time. I won't do it either. I can juice it easily, and everything that I need is there.
I do a lot of catering, so I use my juicer all the time. Mixed drinks are what the customers love. And everybody who comes over to drink goes, "My god!" It's awesome.
Feeling healthier than ever
I'm older now than I was, but I feel fantastic. I still eat vegetables and fruit, but juicing is a lot faster than chewing all the time. You get everything that you want in one shot, and then you're done.
By juicing, you solve a lot of problems—your skin problems, your hair problems. Once you start juicing everything just goes away. You feel better.
You have to take care of your body, especially after your 40s. We're all declining. The main thing is eating right. And it's hard to do when you're young because you don't have time or you don't have money. But the sooner you get on that wagon the better it's going to be.
You are what you eat, so health comes from the inside out. You can work out as much as you want, but if you don't eat right it's not going to show.
This testimonial was orated by a real customer and recorded in written form. Results and product experience may vary. This customer was compensated by Kuvings USA for her time, not for her opinions.