Of course, they also have a dozen of more articles expressing the joy of juicing.
Yeah, I don't think you would want to do it for every meal for ever. That sounds more like an eating disorder. Im just experimenting with trying to do it occasionally. Particularly for breakfast or lunch a few times a week.
The thing that surprised me the most was that it actually did fill me up and hold me over.
Overall I sincerely regret ever bringing it up. I didn't realize I was going to confuse, frustrate, or annoy so many folks.
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I've not tried juicing...but I tried blending fruits and veggies together and making a smoothie. I think it's a great way to cover up the taste of veggies you don't like with veggies you do. Juicing...I don't know. Does it remove all the pulp? I assume it does. The pulp is the good stuff, the stuff that has the fiber in it. The juice alone is yummy, but it's empty calories without fiber (oj as an example.)
Hey Mack, I find the idea of juicing interesting. I think it would be a good/easy way to get our recommended fruits and veggies. I always wondered, how difficult are the juicers to clean? Can you put most of the components in the dishwasher? Are some brands better than others?
I've seen different juicing recipes on the Dr. Oz show. He adds things like spinach, apples, kale, cucumber, etc. I think it would be fun to try different combinations.
Chaka Kahn lost 60 pounds by juicing but she did this for breakfast, lunch and dinner. She looks great but not sure how she will maintain it if she decides to go back to regular food.
I did find a free juicing recipe e-book a while back and at some point I will try it for breakfast. In reading the book reviews, there were some that said it was very important to have the juicing machine vs. a regular blender because the juicing machine gives the best results.
I just clean mine in the sink after using it. I have a Jack LaLane that I got at a thrift store and it works great.
There are some benefits to drinking fresh made juice over eating the entire fruit/veggie. Juicing in the morning on an empty stomach increases the absorption of the vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidents of the juice. You do need to make sure you are getting enough fiber in your diet but that can be done through other sources. It's a great way to add veggies and fruit to your diet. I am much more likely to drink a large glass of cuke/spinach/kale/zucchini/apple juice than to eat them.
Thanks for starting this thread Mack! It's just what I need to get back to juicing in the morning.
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I've been interested in juicing for a bit, but haven't tried it. My friend uses a Vitamix juicer, which also makes ice cream and other things. She loves it and has gotten her picky kids to eat (or drink) more fruits/veggies. My kids aren't picky though and they go through fruit and veggies like crazy anyway. But I still think that juicing would be a good way to add even more nutrients to your diet and to use up a lot of produce at once.
I tried juicing a few years back, but found the waste too be too much and didn't like that, as mentioned before, it stripped all of the fiber out. So I started making green smoothies and those are *awesome*. You can pack an entire day's worth of fruit and veggies into one blender. Have a glass for breakfast and one with lunch. Extremely filling and they taste great. You have to get over the funky colors they turn out to be, but if you do it right, all you taste is fruit.