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10/16/13 8:59 P

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I have a Nutribullet that is called an extractor - keeps the pulp in the drink. I intended to use it for veggies, but am too lazy so far. I use it for my protein shakes instead.

Good info, Laura!

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10/16/13 7:53 P

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The juicers I've heard of are the ones like Vitamix that grind up all the pulpy and fibrous parts and keep them in the shake. You water it down, or use almond milk to get it thinner.

My neighbor makes "green" drinks that are supposedly just full of vitamins - like spinach, parsley, etc.

Thanks for the feedback.

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10/14/13 11:06 P

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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. emoticon

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10/14/13 10:52 P

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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!
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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....

Not sure if it's for me though...

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10/14/13 10:50 P

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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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10/14/13 10:41 P

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No... I'm not sure I'd be a fan of liquid veggies... and if they're fruit-based, like smoothies, the carb count is too high. That would be just about my whole daily allowance!

I hear a lot of people love them, though. Perhaps you'll get more ideas from others in the group.

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10/14/13 10:13 P

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I don't have a juicer, but was talking to my neighbor today and she was telling me how great juicing is. She is a runner and super-skinny - she is not a low carb person, though.

My cousin loves her juicer, as well. Just curious if anyone has one, how often they use it, what type it is, what are some recipes you like...

Thanks!

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