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Old 09-11-2018, 01:00 PM
 
Location: equator
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I did for a few years, got burned out, now that I'm retired with lotsa time, trying it again.

It really IS a lot of work. Do you think it's worth it, health-wise?

What veg's do you use and how long does it take you? Are you happy with your juicer?

Certainly a lot of compost-worthy leavings.

I have an Omega which I really like, not hard to clean. The time-consuming part is peeling, chopping, feeding into the tube. Gathering up all the peels and left-over stuff. We do carrots, beets, celery, cucumber, ginger, lime. I hate beets but like them in juice. But what a PITA they are with their staining.
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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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.
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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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.


I'm with sb....

Not only that, but it must be time consuming too.
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:00 PM
 
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Agreed, one needs more than juice. Like fiber and such.

Plus I find it tough to drink vegetable juices because the flavors are so heavily concentrated and amped up. The juice is just too potent tasting for me. Love carrots, for example, but can’t drink carrot juice.
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:47 PM
 
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I like fresh juice drinks, and will once in a while splurge and buy one. It has to have ginger--I'll drink almost anything if it has enough ginger in it!

But for the most part, and and always when at home, I eat vegetables whole.

A phrase that I read somewhere and that stayed with me, is that all foods should be eaten in "biologically reasonable" quantities. For example, I will eat a whole apple or carrot, but I won't eat three or four apples or carrots at once. When you juice foods, you not only eliminate the fiber but concentrate all the sugars and other nutrients that would be in three or more servings into one, so you end up drinking amounts that are not necessarily appropriate.
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I like fresh juice drinks, and will once in a while splurge and buy one. It has to have ginger--I'll drink almost anything if it has enough ginger in it!

But for the most part, and and always when at home, I eat vegetables whole.

A phrase that I read somewhere and that stayed with me, is that all foods should be eaten in "biologically reasonable" quantities. For example, I will eat a whole apple or carrot, but I won't eat three or four apples or carrots at once. When you juice foods, you not only eliminate the fiber but concentrate all the sugars and other nutrients that would be in three or more servings into one, so you end up drinking amounts that are not necessarily appropriate.
Good points!
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:34 PM
 
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We don't juice our vegies, but we do add some to our protein drinks sometimes to increase the nutrition. Parsley and other herbs from our garden and celery are frequent choices. We just put them in the blender along with everything else.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:55 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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No, I do not juice anything. I like to eat my veg & my fruits too. I believe it is healthier.
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:17 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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While we occasionally make fresh orange juice, we eat our fruits and vegetables. Fiber is a good thing.
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Old 09-12-2018, 03:57 AM
 
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I did for a few years, got burned out, now that I'm retired with lotsa time, trying it again.

It really IS a lot of work. Do you think it's worth it, health-wise?

What veg's do you use and how long does it take you? Are you happy with your juicer?

Certainly a lot of compost-worthy leavings.

I have an Omega which I really like, not hard to clean. The time-consuming part is peeling, chopping, feeding into the tube. Gathering up all the peels and left-over stuff. We do carrots, beets, celery, cucumber, ginger, lime. I hate beets but like them in juice. But what a PITA they are with their staining.
No. Also tastes bad.
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