Vegetable juicing?

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Vegetable juicing?

Postby vicenteumanzor » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:25 am

Here's some of the benefits I've read about regarding juicing:

*Juicing helps you absorb most of the nutrients from the vegetables.
*Juicing allows you to consume an optimal amount of vegetables in an efficient manner.
*You can add a wider variety of vegetables in your diet.

Now is Juicing simply hype? Or is there some real benefits to juicing? Am I just better off eating the whole damn vegetable/fruit?

Thanks in Advance for your replies.
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Re: Vegetable juicing?

Postby counterpuncher » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:01 am

vicenteumanzor wrote:Here's some of the benefits I've read about regarding juicing:

*Juicing helps you absorb most of the nutrients from the vegetables.
*Juicing allows you to consume an optimal amount of vegetables in an efficient manner.
*You can add a wider variety of vegetables in your diet.

Now is Juicing simply hype? Or is there some real benefits to juicing? Am I just better off eating the whole damn vegetable/fruit?

Thanks in Advance for your replies.


I would think that juicing would be good for mixing in certain vegetables that you want to have in your diet, but don't like to eat in their whole state.
Personally, I like to eat them whole, but I juice them on occasion, and you can make some pretty good tasting blends with a juicer.
I would use one that captures the pulp so that you don't lose the fiber. We use the pulp as toppings on salads and in other dishes.
One of my favorites is juicing an apple, some carrots, celery, and a bit of ginger. My girlfriend makes up some pretty involved blends on occasion. I don't even ask what's in it.
I've heard that you should drink it within 20 minutes of juicing, but I'm not sure how true that is.
Some people fast for detox using juiced vegetables as their only nutrition during the fast. I've never tried it myself, but it sounds interesting.
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Re: Vegetable juicing?

Postby onieronaut » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:54 am

Technically you're better of eating the whole vegetable, but that doesn't mean you won't benefit from juicing. In fact, juicing is much more nutritious than store-bought juice (no additives, added water, or concentrate) and thicker. I have a Sharper Image juicer--similar to the Jack Lalanne--and I think it works just fine.

My favorite juice:

4 long carrots
1 apple
about 2 sq in. ginger
Sometimes I top it with a little ground flax seed

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Re: Vegetable juicing?

Postby Gavriel » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:45 am

I don't juice but I do blend. I have some health issues that make eating vegetables raw problematic. Blending them is just as good since I"m not losing any parts/fiber like you do in juicing.

Usually I do some combo of the following:

Spinach
Kale
Broccoli
Carrots
Berries (any)
Banana
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Re: Vegetable juicing?

Postby WinkyP4P » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:25 am

Only negative thing I've heard about juicing is it destroys the structure of the fiber.

But I don't really see how that's anything to worry about, especially when the benefit of juicing is to absorb all the nutrients.

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Re: Vegetable juicing?

Postby joeycusack » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:38 pm

There used to be a really good juicing thread on here a while ago. I like to do something like 1/3 veg and 2/3 fruit. My favourite (which I got from this forum) is apple (or orange) and spinach which is blended with ice and a banana.

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Re: Vegetable juicing?

Postby czechxpress » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:12 am

check out the movie, (available on Netflix) Fat, Sick and Nearly dead.

A guy goes on a 60 juicing diet and loses a tremendous amount of weight. He also inspires a guy he meets on the road to do it as well and it transforms his life.

Juicing is not a longer term eating philosophy but, I think it has its place in a balanced diet.

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Re: Vegetable juicing?

Postby vicenteumanzor » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:20 am

czechxpress wrote:check out the movie, (available on Netflix) Fat, Sick and Nearly dead.

A guy goes on a 60 juicing diet and loses a tremendous amount of weight. He also inspires a guy he meets on the road to do it as well and it transforms his life.

Juicing is not a longer term eating philosophy but, I think it has its place in a balanced diet.

Yea I've seen the movie, very interesting, which is what sparked my curiosity.

I agree about it having its place in a balanced diet. I'm thinking about incorporating it Post-workout.

What's everyone thoughts on juicing Organic vs. Conventional produce?
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Re: Vegetable juicing?

Postby adh » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:46 am

I used to juice, but switched to blending too. It would seem you retain the fibre and our closer to eating the veg than with juicing.

Along with the items mentioned by Gavriel I would add Swish Chard.
You can throw handfuls of mixed greens in with some minimal fruit ( berries) and water,
and add things like cinnamon or cocao powder to taste.
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Re: Vegetable juicing?

Postby BSW » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:29 am

vicenteumanzor wrote:
czechxpress wrote:check out the movie, (available on Netflix) Fat, Sick and Nearly dead.

A guy goes on a 60 juicing diet and loses a tremendous amount of weight. He also inspires a guy he meets on the road to do it as well and it transforms his life.

Juicing is not a longer term eating philosophy but, I think it has its place in a balanced diet.

Yea I've seen the movie, very interesting, which is what sparked my curiosity.

I agree about it having its place in a balanced diet. I'm thinking about incorporating it Post-workout.

What's everyone thoughts on juicing Organic vs. Conventional produce?


If you are going to juice, essentially extract portions of the whole food because you believe it to be healthy, it only makes sense to go organic. I would never juice anything that was grown in petro based fertilizers and sprayed with roundup its entire life.
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