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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I have been thinking about making vegetable juice, not tomato juice but using carrots, celery, broccoli ..I have watched a few of the informericals ....
but I found this in the healthy mag....Aside from convenience vegetable juice doesn't offer any advantage over eating the real thing....
I was thinking I could eat more if it went down that sounds funny...

but then I thought, less fiber, less nutrients ,less pulp...fiber and pulp help me stay full longer, so guess I will be saving some cash, I'm going to stick with whole veggies, moslty fresh...guess once again fresh is still the best for me....

I have tried for several years to not drink my calories, to not drink soda, even diet...I stick mostly with water and green tea.....

Just a thought for this Tuesday...The weather here in Ohio has been just beautiful, we are trying to be outside as much as possible, enjoying the last warm days.....and the sunsets have been spectacular as well...

have a healthy and Happy Wednesday...........
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    Juicing has its advantages. The nutrients are absorbed faster and you can have larger portions which is especially good for the veggie juices because they aren't high in calories. You can also juice parts of fruits and veggies you don't normally eat. You can juice watermelon rinds, grape stems and the greens off of strawberries. I don't think juicing should replace eating fruits and veggies but it is a good addition to an already healthy diet. emoticon There are several things you can do with the fiber that is left over also so you don't have to waste it.
    2244 days ago
    I agree with you on the juicing. I have no bone to pick with those who do it, but I too like to get the fiber from the fruits and vegetables that I eat.
    2244 days ago
    I'm with you on the juicing -- much prefer the real thing instead of juice, because it's more filling and lasts longer.
    2245 days ago
    The Nutribullet has worked well for us -- convenient and no waste. I still eat a lot of fresh, seasonal produce, too.
    2246 days ago
    great you decided to stay with the whole stuff much better for you
    2246 days ago
    I much prefer green smoothies over vegetable juice. They are really the best thing I've found in the past few years. And much easier and faster to make.
    You get all everything that's in the vegetables and fruit. I like green smoothies because they're a great way to get more leafy greens into my body while enjoying the sweet taste of the fruit. Because it's amazing, but a green smoothie TASTES like fruit while containing lots of leafy greens.
    Just put one or two handfulls of a leafy green like spinach, endives or kale in your blender (nutribullet is great, too) with two pieces of any fruit you like, and a cup of water (maybe even less). Blend - GREAT. Read all about it here:
    2246 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/19/2013 3:28:39 AM
    Kitt, To be honest with you, I bought a juicer and tried juicing for quite a long time. I found myself gaining weight and not understanding why. I didn't understand how one glass of veggie juice could put weight on me. That is, until I added up all that went into one glass and I was amazed. Also, unless you can it, it doesn't keep longer than the day that you make it. This is all up to you, how you want to handle getting more veggies into your diet. emoticon
    2246 days ago
    If you have no problem eating whole veggies and fruits, it's better to eat whole thing. I think juice and smoothies are person who having difficulty eating branch of freggies or lazy Person like myself for easy solution to get some nutrient in my body. I used to do the juice but so much waist of pulp. So I switched to smoothies. Can't miss my fiber.
    2246 days ago
    We have a juicer, but like you said, you lose the fiber, pulp.. . . Hubby switched to the Nutra bullet several months ago and loves it. He juices all kinds of stuff and you don't lose the fiber or the pulp. I, on the other hand, prefer to eat my fruits and veggies! emoticon

    Our weather has been beautiful too. I'm enjoying every bit of it! Work a little, ride the harley a bit, do more work, take another ride! LOL!!! I'd like to get 1,000 miles in before I have to store it for the winter.
    2246 days ago
    Have a good day

    I can't comment on juicing, I have never done it and it is not something that appeals to me.

    Hugs Mary
    2246 days ago
    our weather is fantastic too

    glad you decided to eat your calories and not drink them ..

    have a great week

    hugs Jo
    2246 days ago
    My son bought a juicer. He wanted to get in more veggies quickly. It is such a mess. It takes away the pulp. I tried to tell him that it also takes away nutrients. His reasoning was that at least he was getting in veggies that he normally wouldn't.
    2246 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    What has worked for me to fit in more fruits & veggies is a NutriBullet (seen advertised here & in early morning infomercials). I have a lot of food allergies/sensitivities and my GI tract does not handle raw fruit/veggies very well. My morning NutriBlast gives me 4 to 5 freggies right off the bat along with nutrients from flax seed and protein powder and coconut milk I add. Carrots/kale/bell peppers a staple in this for me along with blueberries.

    Not drinking calories is a good plan too. Water and coconut milk are it for me in the drinks category. Had to even give up my caffeine-free herbal teas 'cuz of oxalates & my overdrive production of oxalate kidney stones.

    We've had some beautiful sunrises/sunsets here in central Texas the past few days.

    2246 days ago
    We have a Ninja blender. We put a carrot, spinach, tomato, pepper, cooked beet, some apple or grapes or whatever we have plus a little water and then blend the whole thing. So we are getting the pulp and all. It is not as smooth as V8 but we are used to it. Hubby makes regular tomato juice that we can and then in the winter we add some fresh veggies to it and blend away.
    I love eating the whole carrots, peppers, tomatoes etc but we enjoy it this way as well.
    2246 days ago
    I had that thought a while back. While it is so much easier for me to think "oh, I'm just drinking going to drink this and get it over with" It is never worth the time, energy to make and clean up after juicing in my opinion.

    I have resigned myself to just eating the silly carrot.
    If you do end up juicing, enjoy, and make something tasty!

    2246 days ago
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