PHOENIX_83: I personally do not have a juicer nor plan to get one. I have two reasons for my decision:
(1) The fiber and nutrition in the fruits and vegetables are, as far as I am concerned, very important. Obviously, the juice has a lot of the nutrition, but both soluble and insoluble fiber are very important to our health. I use to drink a glass of apple juice daily. Now, I often eat apples in place of drinking the juice.
(2) Certain studies, some very extensive, have suggested that drinking 100% fruit juice regularly can lead to things like diabetes because of the "sugar spike" of the juice getting absorbed so quickly.
I am not a professional dietician or nutritionist. There are health experts on SparkPeople who can give well-researched opinions. I personally, also, think that juice from a juicer would be healthy, if drunk in moderation.
To all the juicers: I am certain that you have come up with several good recipes and have the knowledge that juicing is healthy. I was only giving my personal opinion and am not saying that juicing is not healthy.
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