I don't own a juicer but agree that removing the fiber is not the greatest idea. There are occasional situations where a juicer come in handy for special needs people who have trouble chewing but for myself I prefer the natural juicer called teeth, so much more satisfying.
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I have a juicer. Anytime you make juice though, you end up with a lot more carbs than if you just eat the veggies (or fruit). Plus it removes the fibre (unless you have a juicer that keeps the pulp in there). So, let's say for example you make some carrot juice.... you use several large carrots for the juice (2-3 servings of carrots) You now get more carbs than you would if you just ate the carrot. PLUS, the sugar in the juice hits your blood stream almost immediately making it a fairly high GI juice. Not really a great thing when doing low carb. This is one reason I don't use my juicer much anymore. You can juice spinach and what not... doesn't taste all that great although some people think it's absolutely delicious!
I prefer to just eat the veggies. Also more filling.
So, the problem I outlined above is even more compounded when you use fruit.
Juices are good for people who need mega doses of vitamins and people that can process carbs efficiently. My dad beat pancreatic cancer by juicing.... it was necessary to remove the pulp to get all of the nutrients from the veggies....
i have periods where i have juiced but these days i prefer smoothies if i'm going that direction. a smoothie has all the fibre from the fruit and veggies. for me the juice has too much sugar and no fibre.
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