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  1. rk_sports

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    Are you saying that OJ itself is bad or the added sugar or sucrose in those you buy off shelves?
    What I mean is, if I get some oranges and juice them at home, is that bad too?
     
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  2. sureshs

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    No, oranges are good.

    I have tried the low-sugar OJ, and did not like it
     
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  3. Champs990411

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    Juice (or eat) your vegetables. Eat your fruits.
     
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  4. Thepowerofchoice

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    I was juicing everyday for about a year. Last year I decided to buy a Vitamix to make green smoothies and never look back.
     
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    I wonder if you take in more nutrients by juicing. Its obviously give and take, you lose the fibre, but perhaps the body metabolizes the vitamins in the juice better than if you eat the plant normally like a primitive caveman/donkey/goat.

    You are also partially eliminating a step in the bodies need for break the food in the stomach. So might be good for a quick jolt of energy, if you were in the middle of a tennis match, the body isn't expending as much energy breaking down the plant form.
     
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  6. sureshs

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    You don't lose the fiber in the new blenders which leave practically no residue.
     
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    But those are blenders. Apparently the juicers are better.
     
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  8. RogueFLIP

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    Going on 3 years with Vitamix green smoothies every day!! :)
    Drinking one right now as I type!
     
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  9. Thepowerofchoice

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    ^^^Yeah I can be more creative with my smoothies using Vitamix. Also very easy to clean (big plus).
     
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  10. Thepowerofchoice

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    Yes you definitely taking in more nutrients by juicing.

    It is especially helpful if you have a sensitive digestive system. It also speed up your body healing ability for illness that inhibits your body from processing fiber. Freshly squeezed vegetable juices are the most healing and detoxification for your body because they are so nutrient rich and nourish and restore the body at a cellular level.

    But if you don't have any illness and digestion sensitivity, I would prefer Green smoothies using Vitamix.
     
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  11. Thepowerofchoice

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    What do you put in it?
     
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    hehehe I have noticed it. The juicer people carefully distinguish themselves from the blender people to sell their stuff.

    All it is is a motor with cutting blades.
     
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  13. Champs990411

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    I've been using the poor man's Vmix, the NutriBullet, for three months. Two different greens (kale, spinach, cucumber, or celery), two different fruits (banana, pineapple, strawberry, or blueberry), almonds, lemon wedge, ginger, maca, chia, flax, almond milk or water, and occaaaaasionally garlic.

    Helps me perform better in every room of the house.
     
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  14. sureshs

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    Including bathrooms?
     
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  15. RogueFLIP

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    Organic everything:

    Apples, Trader Joe's frozen mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries) . If I can sneak in a banana I will (wife prefers not to have it in there).

    Celery, kale, spinach, carrots, parsley. Chia seeds, flaxseeds. Water.
     
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    Why not use a blender, there may be some nutrients concentrated in the bulk that is thrown out with juicers.
    If it's a little thick add water.

    You can add in oatmeal and/or whey/casein protein, all blend nicely.
     
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  17. Thepowerofchoice

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    Nice choices. I'm put almost exact the same stuff in my smoothies except no celery. I also put in avocado, whole coconut and mixed nuts (for extra fat and calories).
     
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  18. adventure

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    I believe the advantage of a juicer is that you can consume far more vits and minerals by juicing, as opposed to eating vegetables.

     
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    those of you who do juice vegetables (apart from greens), which ones do you juice?
    only 2 come to my mind... celery and cucumber
     
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    I would do carrots, beats, and sweet potatoes. Those three juiced together for three days or more in a row will make you look tan. Pretty cool. Worked for me in the dead of winter.
     
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    beets..............
     
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    Thanks. I have a speling test on Fryday.
     
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    Kale and romaine lettuce
     
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    Cilantro is good too
     
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    I figured I'd revive this thread instead of creating a new one.

    I've been thinking about doing some juicing. Mostly just for breakfast.

    I'm curious to those that say too much sugar, i'm kind of confused on that. They say to just eat the fruits, but it's not like more sugar is going in it by juicing the fruit right?
     
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    The pulp contain fiber that the juice doesn't. Fruit is better than juice! It is filling and juicy at the same time where juice is just juice.

    I've been eating oranges and had helped me maintain and lose weight.
     
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  27. osutennis24

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    but drinking it would still be better than not getting anything at all, correct?
     
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  28. RogueFLIP

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    Yes. 10/chars
     
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  29. sureshs

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    But you cannot eat that much fruit unless you juice. That is why they say that.
     
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    Juicing has helped my tennis. I've been on a juice fast (with a couple slips) for about five days now and feel great. A typical "meal" will be an entire bunch (not stalk) of celery, a few carrots, a cucumber, a little ginger root, some lemon juice and some kale or red chard and maybe a half bell pepper. I love it and I'm loaded with energy on the court and off. I use a Breville juice fountain, which is pretty easy to clean and makes very dry pulp.

    It's pretty amusing to hear people on the typical American diet (processed foods, meat, dairy, corn syrup, booze etc.) call juicing unhealthy. Juicing is a way to get the nutritional benefits of an all vegetable diet without having to spend almost every waking hour eating, like gorillas.
     
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  31. newpball

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    Lol, it is mainly sugar you get from juicing. :grin:

    Let me guess, midlife is kicking in and you are looking for the miracle diet that gives you the fountain of youth?

    All right then, here is some good fruit:

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    :grin:
     
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  32. shindemac

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    They have the vitamix blender if you only want to JUICE. The container is also the cup, so less clean up. I started juicing again earlier this year. I also put in a scoop o' 2 or protein, so you can say I am Juicing. :):):)
     
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    You're so much better off just eating the fruit and vegetables and/or supplementing them with your regular meals.
     
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    Anyone else thought this thread was about steroids when they read the title?:)
     
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  35. Brian11785

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    Why would you quote Baxter's second paragraph but not his first, in which he talks about what he is juicing:

    Not a lot of sugar in that drink. Just a little from the carrots.

    Everyone loves to naysay.
     
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    Sugar is not evil.
    It is the result of another one of those simple explanation the dumb public craves. Give me one variable pse.

    That is why they even elect presidents.
     
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  37. newpball

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    It still is not going to do much. Sure it is nutrition but if you think you are going to be healthier than others who do not do that your are deluding yourself.

    We need the basic nutrients, fats, sugars, proteins, vitamins and minerals and water, that is pretty much it, if you get that in adequate quantities and normal proportions for your lifestyle you will be fine.

    All the rest is hype and make believe.

    :grin:
     
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  38. Baxter

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    And you on the other hand must be so incredibly intelligent that nobody can figure out WTF you're talking about, but let me give it a try, "Sugar good, Obama bad!"

    Did I get that right?
     
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