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Juicing Fruits Eliminates Fiber?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 27, 2012 at 7:51 AM

Hi guys, I hear Dr Lustig saying that eating fruit is ok because the fiber in the fruit slows down the absorption which makes it easier on the liver.

I also heard him say that juicing fruit eliminates the fiber.

Is this true?

Is this commercial juicing, or does it also mean juicing fresh juices at home? What about using a blender?

Thanks

D1e0dfb4f7ac22461587139d84bd3faf

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on September 02, 2012
at 06:02 PM

My pleasure, Michael. Just take it slowly. It may take some time for your body to adjust to juicing, so start with smaller quantities of juice and gradually build on that once you see what you can tolerate.

A87123772dfaec07079b8fac17b20372

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on September 02, 2012
at 10:08 AM

Thanks Rika. I bought a new juicer last night and will try some juice today. Since I am high-fodmap-free, I will mainly use allowed vegetables and some berries. Thanks again for your suggestion. Very precious.

D1e0dfb4f7ac22461587139d84bd3faf

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on September 02, 2012
at 09:08 AM

Hi Michael. I am sorry that you are experiencing such a problem when eating veggies! I have found that my body is much less likely to rebel when I drink the veggies. Even things like cabbage don't cause problems for me. In fact, cabbage juice has been found to be healing and soothing for the whole digestive system. If you have a problem with constipation, you can try to always add a green pear or a green apple (or both) to the juice. Many folks have found that this takes care of the issue. I really hope that juicing can work for you too!

A87123772dfaec07079b8fac17b20372

(261)

on September 01, 2012
at 01:08 PM

Very interesting. I have many problems when eating vegetables of any kind. That's why I only eat avocados sometimes (the only thing I can digest). Is juicing vegetables a good option to try to eat veggies without getting constipated? Thanks, Michael.

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on August 27, 2012
at 11:55 PM

@Raney, don't know -- don't drink McDonalds myself. I went to a site that had McDonald's large at 58g sugar. Either way, a lot of sugar in one glass of juice.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on August 27, 2012
at 09:47 PM

Isn't Coke closer to 38g of sugar / 12 oz? So a supersize should be what... 135g of sugar or so?

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on August 27, 2012
at 05:18 PM

Dan, one cup of my apple cider is close to 8 apples, and I have definitely drank that (and more)

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on August 27, 2012
at 05:17 PM

Ever juiced 8 apples and tried to drink it? Not easy.

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on August 27, 2012
at 08:54 AM

I’ve never got my head around the notion of a slowly digested poison is OK (whole good:juice bad). The plethora of other positive nutritional factors in fruit will still be there if juiced.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on August 27, 2012
at 08:39 AM

No, but it tastes like.... blended stuff (not tasty). If you do not mind me asking, what is wrong with just eating fruits? They are so much better. I have tried cabbage juice for my gastritis and was in pain for hours. Not sure why. I stopped it. I am okay with whole cabbage.

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on August 27, 2012
at 08:14 AM

ok...apparently the fiber is contained in the pulp. Would the pulp also be eliminated when using a 'blender'?

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on August 27, 2012
at 12:42 PM

The problem with juicing is you are eliminating the bulk which slows down eating, and fills you. When I make apple cider it's typically 6-8 apples per cup of juice. Eating 8 apples would be difficult, drinking 8 apples is easy. And the sugar from 8 apples is going to be close to 90g -- A supersize coke has about 60g.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on August 27, 2012
at 05:17 PM

Ever juiced 8 apples and tried to drink it? Not easy.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on August 27, 2012
at 11:55 PM

@Raney, don't know -- don't drink McDonalds myself. I went to a site that had McDonald's large at 58g sugar. Either way, a lot of sugar in one glass of juice.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on August 27, 2012
at 05:18 PM

Dan, one cup of my apple cider is close to 8 apples, and I have definitely drank that (and more)

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on August 27, 2012
at 09:47 PM

Isn't Coke closer to 38g of sugar / 12 oz? So a supersize should be what... 135g of sugar or so?

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D1e0dfb4f7ac22461587139d84bd3faf

on September 01, 2012
at 11:14 AM

Hi Ozzie. I actually enjoy adding a bit of fiber back into the juice, but not enough to make it a thick concoction! It still is a juice that is quite palatable, yet I know I am not losing all the fiber. My solution is to juice mostly vegetables, only adding something like an apple for a touch of sweetness. My juices are almost always mixed, not just concentrated high-sugar fruit.

As for a blender, it won't do what a juicer does. The juicer separates the juice from the pulp. A blender can't do that. You will get more fiber when you use a blender, but you won't gain access to as many nutrients.

A87123772dfaec07079b8fac17b20372

(261)

on September 01, 2012
at 01:08 PM

Very interesting. I have many problems when eating vegetables of any kind. That's why I only eat avocados sometimes (the only thing I can digest). Is juicing vegetables a good option to try to eat veggies without getting constipated? Thanks, Michael.

A87123772dfaec07079b8fac17b20372

(261)

on September 02, 2012
at 10:08 AM

Thanks Rika. I bought a new juicer last night and will try some juice today. Since I am high-fodmap-free, I will mainly use allowed vegetables and some berries. Thanks again for your suggestion. Very precious.

D1e0dfb4f7ac22461587139d84bd3faf

(20)

on September 02, 2012
at 09:08 AM

Hi Michael. I am sorry that you are experiencing such a problem when eating veggies! I have found that my body is much less likely to rebel when I drink the veggies. Even things like cabbage don't cause problems for me. In fact, cabbage juice has been found to be healing and soothing for the whole digestive system. If you have a problem with constipation, you can try to always add a green pear or a green apple (or both) to the juice. Many folks have found that this takes care of the issue. I really hope that juicing can work for you too!

D1e0dfb4f7ac22461587139d84bd3faf

(20)

on September 02, 2012
at 06:02 PM

My pleasure, Michael. Just take it slowly. It may take some time for your body to adjust to juicing, so start with smaller quantities of juice and gradually build on that once you see what you can tolerate.

1
194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on August 27, 2012
at 03:05 PM

If you want, you can throw all the fiber back in after you juice whatever you're juicing, but then you no longer have a juice; you have a sludge.

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on August 27, 2012
at 08:01 AM

That is correct, you eliminate fiber when juicing. It means fresh juices at home, because commercial juices are just pasteurized - so it is not even a juice, but sweet water.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on August 27, 2012
at 08:39 AM

No, but it tastes like.... blended stuff (not tasty). If you do not mind me asking, what is wrong with just eating fruits? They are so much better. I have tried cabbage juice for my gastritis and was in pain for hours. Not sure why. I stopped it. I am okay with whole cabbage.

0252d0422d8d82680caca7a8b33ca8b4

on August 27, 2012
at 08:14 AM

ok...apparently the fiber is contained in the pulp. Would the pulp also be eliminated when using a 'blender'?

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