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Old 09-12-2018, 08:27 AM
 
Location: equator
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Fruit juices are bad for this reason---too concentrated on the sugar without the fiber. Too caloric, yet people think they are being healthy.

The thing is, I would not eat a beet, or celery, rarely carrots or cucumbers, to tell the truth. I just don't.

As far as the quantities, I juice 2 beets and 2 carrots, a few stalks of celery and 1 cucumber for the 2 of us, so we are not eating larger quantities than IF we ate them whole. Neither one of us would care to eat that much whole, but we are advised to eat that much.

I just can't eat that much bulk, so I think it is beneficial in that sense. I know the adage about fiber, but *I can tell* I must be getting enough by what comes *out*.

Interesting that the responses are all against it.

Reminds me of the "drinking in retirement" thread! LOL. Answered by teetotalers.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:58 AM
 
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Don't feel defensive. Your vegetable juice sounds healthful, and delicious (especially if you add ginger). As I mentioned, I like juice drinks and sometimes buy them, but they are expensive and I don't have a home juicer. I think one thing that would hold me back from getting one is the waste. Yes, I know you can compost the fibers, but we don't have a means of composting anything here and I would end up just throwing them away. That would distress me.

Plus, my family happily eats salads and both raw and cooked vegetables, without my nagging them. I might feel differently about juice if we didn't really like to eat vegetables.
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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We raise thousands of pounds of tomatoes every summer, and after the sauces are canned, we do make tomato juice. I especially like the yellow variety.

Juicing vegetables isn't as healthful as many people assume. Modern crops are not as nutrient dense as they were in our parents' and grandparents' day, due to mineral depletion of our soils.

That said, my wife often rices our broccoli and cauliflower, as neither of us cares for the texture of those foods. We raise our own, and feel it's better to eat them riced than not at all.
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Old 09-12-2018, 12:24 PM
 
Location: equator
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We raise thousands of pounds of tomatoes every summer, and after the sauces are canned, we do make tomato juice. I especially like the yellow variety.

Juicing vegetables isn't as healthful as many people assume. Modern crops are not as nutrient dense as they were in our parents' and grandparents' day, due to mineral depletion of our soils.

That said, my wife often rices our broccoli and cauliflower, as neither of us cares for the texture of those foods. We raise our own, and feel it's better to eat them riced than not at all.
I agree crops are not as nutrient-dense, but how does that change if you juice? They are that way no matter what, right?

I've riced cauliflower, but didn't know it was possible to rice broccoli. Hmmm
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Old 09-12-2018, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I do not do this, because I do not believe the practice os beneficial.

Most of us do not get enough fiber, as it is. Veggies contribute needed fiber that slows absorption of carbs in our digestion, and elimination.
This.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:23 PM
 
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yes every day
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Old 09-13-2018, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I'm with sb....

Not only that, but it must be time consuming too.
Me as well. I will forget all that even having time to do so I will eat my veggies the way they are supposed to be eaten. And I eat a lot of them.
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:34 PM
 
Location: NYC
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There's nothing wrong with juicing as long as it is in a blender instead of an extractor.
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Northern Calif
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Yes we juice about 50% of our vegetables 2-3x a week.
Once week we sautee vegetables
Once a week we eat out which usually consists of a salad




Since Kale is a wonderful pain reliever and it allows me to see clearer, we juice that.
To cook it takes more time. It does it's job being juiced anyhow
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Old 09-14-2018, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Kansas
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Yes, we occasionally juice our vegetables, but we eat them whole too, both raw and cooked. I don't feel like that there's something wrong with juicing.
You can't just say if it's good or bad for a person since you don't know anything about his/her diet.
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