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The Truth about Juicing and Your Health

To Juice or Not to Juice;That is the Question


  • While juicing, we remove fibers from fruits, which are helpful for digestion system.It is always suggested to have whole fruits instead of juicing. - 6/18/2015 6:27:53 AM
  • We incorporate juicing, but it's not by any means a major part of our diet. For one thing, I am pre-diabetic, so I need to be careful about my sugars. (Yes, even veggie juices can be high in sugars, and we need the fiber to balance that out.)

    We keep our pulp,and I use it in soups and sauces later on. It may or may not affect the flavor of the foods we add it to, but it DOES add fiber!

    We are also both experimenting with raw foods, and adding in juice here and there helps with that. Raw is not easy when you are first starting out, so juicing is a nice, familiar way to work in more raw foods and push out more cooked foods.

    It all comes down to knowing your body, knowing your health issues and what medications you are taking, and using common sense.3

    Jen M, Maryland - 4/30/2015 4:53:50 PM
  • I have been juicing for months now and the results have been amazing. Anyone who says it's bad for you needs to look into more. How come consuming more fruits and vegetables is a bad thing? Just stay away from processed foods. Yes it would be wonderful to be able to eat all the fruits and vegetables however me eating, 4 stalks of celery, 4 apples, 3 carrots, a bunch of kale, handful of spinach, 1 cucumber, 4 oranges, 4 kiwi, 2 thumb size of ginger, a handful of parsley, 2 mango's, just doesn't seem possible to do in a matter of minutes. I consume this within 20 minutes of juicing twice a day. Then I eat a whole plant based meal for my other meal. I feel full and have stopped counting calories. I measure how I feel. All the nutrients that are in each one of these are quickly consumed into my body because I'm getting in my body in a manner in which it needs. The above food is just what I juice. and as far as the cost goes, it's saving me money. I no longer eat meat, (just my choice) and I do not eat out, and do not buy processed food including cheese etc. Where the big savings is my health, I'm not missing work due to illness, I sleep better therefore I am more alert during the day. I am happier to be around. I do not need to buy pain medication to try remove pain caused by another chemical. My skin has cleared up, my sore back that use to prevent me from walking is now gone.
    Funny how we need to consult a doctor before we eat better... Live life to the fullest, do what makes you feel good. No one ever should tell you what not to do. Anyone who is telling you not to do something just means they have gone to school to learn something someone else found out first. You know you're body the best, learn to listen to it. - 1/14/2015 9:43:01 AM
  • LOLA5021
    I just got the nutribullit and it pulverizes everything. I cannot decide on a good morning shake for energy. Does anyone know of a good one for energy? - 1/13/2015 2:34:36 PM
    As long as I have teeth, I'll stick to eating the fruit and vegetables, thanks just the same. Waste of time, for one thing. Waste of the fruit and vegetable pulp, too. Ok if you are sick and can't eat. - 12/7/2014 1:12:12 PM
  • I have started juicing -- dont know how to count the calories as it is not the same as eating the fruit-- should equate to about 100 calories-- apple cranberry pineapples juice. I do not sub meals this is part of my spread out breakfast follow with oatmeal or eggs and coffee-- mid-day snack of veg juice-- spinach apple carrot parsley celery--- suppose to chew as you drink-- feel very full for hours eat normal meals. I do vary the fruits and vegetables I use - 10/31/2014 11:48:36 AM
    Interesting article thanks, what is the source for that table? - 10/28/2014 8:11:12 AM
  • I enjoyed this article - I have a juicer somewhere- O found it wastes a lot of the fibre although I have to admit I DID enjoy carrot juice!! I think for the time and trouble it would be easier for me to buy it fo the odd time I feel a need for it (or just buy some V-8 -which BTW isn't as healthy in my opinion as they try ti make out). - 8/28/2014 9:19:35 PM
  • If you wanted to compare apples to apples, you should compare home juice to store juice. You're quite likely to find all the nutrition has been baked, boiled, and irradiated out of the store juice. Also, you'll find people using juicers have increased their intake of fresh fruit (granted, without some pulp) from what they were previously using, which is rarely taken to the point where it would be a bad thing. - 5/16/2014 11:01:26 AM
  • I highly disagree with the premise made in this article. I have a cheap juicer. It cost less than $50 from Wal-Mart 20 yrs ago. I keep it really clean with an old toothbrush and larger brush and I dont care if the pulp goes in the trash. I use everything in season. My favorites are green beans and carrots and tomato and cranberries and apples and celery and grapes.and berries....strawberries and others. Its not a "cleansing" issue. For me and for you its an immediate absorption of nutrients thru your digestive system! No energy wasted digesting and chewing all that hard vegetable material. Im 62. My teeth cant take all that chewing anymore! And I dont like it! One glass of veggie juice is my lunch. It gives me all my vitamins in one glass. It costs about $2-3. Its worth it! So I recommend it to all ages it tastes great! And u will get a rush of energy lik u wouldnt believe. Im 62. Everyone thinks im 48! Check my photo! Keep juicing! Scott - 5/16/2014 2:02:45 AM
  • NJ_HOU
    Juice Fast , not true, you are receiving valuable protein, carbs and if you add avocado fats. Thus, juicing is not a fast. NON INFORMATIONAL - 5/9/2014 12:26:10 AM
  • I have been juicing since I was a teenager ~ and it really does do all it claims to do, in my opinion. I feel so good when I've been on a juice fast. I just finished a 10 day fast, lost 16 lbs and feel wonderful and healthy. I have been on juice fasts for up to 21 days. :) - 4/23/2014 7:13:32 PM
    I love to juice as I have for years with the Jack La Lanne's Power Juicer - but incorporate Juice with well balanced meals and not as my only source of food . I have never used to jump start my loss and I do reserve the pulp that is collected for many different recipes - for example from carrots - high protein carrot muffins and so forth - anything that I cannot use right away I compost - great article ! - 4/23/2014 3:48:41 PM
    I'm not a juicer, but I LOVE making smoothies!
    For me the increased fibre content and nutrients are a no-brainer in making smoothies far better. Besides, the thicker texture works better to fill my stomach and I add other things like plain yogurt, wheat germ, flax seed, cocoa powder, walnuts (No nut butters for me. I'm allergic to peanuts and cant stand the taste of other butters, unfortunately), avocado etc to add in protein, fats, etc. I love that I can make a full meal and sip it leisurely on my balcony or bring it with me on my walk to work or school.

    I also find that a green smoothie in the morning is an easy way to wake my stomach up gently, but doesn't have too many sugars which can bother me. - 4/23/2014 12:14:40 PM
  • Why not whole fruit smoothies or green smoothies instead of just juicing? I have a Vitamix & a friend has a Blendtec. I'm much more inclined to get 5-7 fruit & veggie servings in a day if I do most of 'em in one glass. :-) - 3/29/2014 5:44:16 AM

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