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Long term Vegetable Juicing

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 19, 2011 at 4:32 AM

Hello all, just in a charitable spirit, I gotta say, a juicer is a great idea for a gift. I'm really boosting that industry.

My question is has anyone been doing this for a while, particularly to fight something such as depression? I've started juicing vegetables (beets, ginger, cucumber, carrots, lemon, watercress, kale) and it does seem to give me some energy and people claim that it clears out your system, especially with ginger. I'm planning on juicing once or twice daily about five times a week, see what happens.

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on December 21, 2011
at 06:13 AM

I'm agnostic on fiber per se, but it does greatly increase satiety and thereby reduces the likelihood of ingesting too many calories from sugars. I also wonder what other nutrients might be removed along with the fiber... Of course, if you're making celery juice, I see no harm in using a juicer...

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on December 19, 2011
at 07:24 PM

Careful Viva, no-one's allowed to prescribe what is and isn't paleo. Juicing may work for some people who otherwise aren't eating enough, though you'd think blending would remain as effective in that regard and not waste as much of the food.

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on December 19, 2011
at 04:50 PM

No, but there is fair bit of sugar in carrots and beets. Juicing allows you to "eat" way more than you could if you actually ate them (even cooked).

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on December 19, 2011
at 04:47 PM

Jack LaLanne was big into it. But why not just eat the veggies? That seems more in line with the paleo spirit. But maybe Jack was onto something...

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on December 19, 2011
at 06:32 AM

Is there really a lot of fructose in celery/cucumber/cilantro etc?

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on December 19, 2011
at 06:26 AM

Nance, you should open a Kefir Kitchen. ;)

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on December 19, 2011
at 05:15 AM

Juicing just draws out all the fructose from the veg - and taking away the fibre - you mind as well have a coke! There is no way you can eat that amount of veg in a day if they were whole. My take on Paleo is that we eat food in its form - to me juicing fruit and veg and making flour from nuts is not really paleo - how we were meant to eat these foods. But thats just my take on it

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on December 19, 2011
at 05:02 AM

I finally moved my blender to make room for brewing water kefir, then I had to pull it out again today so I could puree pineapple to use in water kefir! :-))

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on December 19, 2011
at 04:56 AM

what are the obvious reasons?

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on December 19, 2011
at 04:53 AM

fiber? Do we really want all that fiber?

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on December 19, 2011
at 04:58 AM

that's funny, last month i finally moved my juicer from it's 5 year residency on my counter and replaced it with my crockpot.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on December 19, 2011
at 06:26 AM

Nance, you should open a Kefir Kitchen. ;)

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 19, 2011
at 05:02 AM

I finally moved my blender to make room for brewing water kefir, then I had to pull it out again today so I could puree pineapple to use in water kefir! :-))

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25b139cc1954456d9ea469e40f984cd3

on December 19, 2011
at 04:43 AM

I would suggest using a blender as opposed to a juicer for obvious reasons...

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on December 19, 2011
at 06:32 AM

Is there really a lot of fructose in celery/cucumber/cilantro etc?

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on December 19, 2011
at 04:53 AM

fiber? Do we really want all that fiber?

Dfada6fe4982ab3b7557172f20632da8

(5332)

on December 19, 2011
at 07:24 PM

Careful Viva, no-one's allowed to prescribe what is and isn't paleo. Juicing may work for some people who otherwise aren't eating enough, though you'd think blending would remain as effective in that regard and not waste as much of the food.

286a4ff7c362241c5c4b020df4972212

(1288)

on December 19, 2011
at 05:15 AM

Juicing just draws out all the fructose from the veg - and taking away the fibre - you mind as well have a coke! There is no way you can eat that amount of veg in a day if they were whole. My take on Paleo is that we eat food in its form - to me juicing fruit and veg and making flour from nuts is not really paleo - how we were meant to eat these foods. But thats just my take on it

D45e43b08cd99a04f5d4294a871e1078

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on December 19, 2011
at 04:56 AM

what are the obvious reasons?

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on December 19, 2011
at 04:50 PM

No, but there is fair bit of sugar in carrots and beets. Juicing allows you to "eat" way more than you could if you actually ate them (even cooked).

25b139cc1954456d9ea469e40f984cd3

on December 21, 2011
at 06:13 AM

I'm agnostic on fiber per se, but it does greatly increase satiety and thereby reduces the likelihood of ingesting too many calories from sugars. I also wonder what other nutrients might be removed along with the fiber... Of course, if you're making celery juice, I see no harm in using a juicer...

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on December 19, 2011
at 04:43 PM

Ah, the juice question. I have gone through phases of juicing greens, especially sprouts. Including some 7 day "fasts" using feesh veggie juices, lots of water, and fresh live sprouts. Did so not as a vegan or anything close to it; more of a "cleansing" regimen. Found the effects very beneficial. The protein contribution of the sprouts helped prevent lean tissue wasting.

Sugar levels of green is obviously much lower than fruit. My gut sense is that the overall wellness advantages of a daily 8 ounce glass of freshly juiced greens (say celery, spinach, cucumbers, dandelion, sprouts) with a carrot and some beet tossed in) would far outweigh liabilities of added sugar. For one thing, that drink would easily replace the daily multivitamin. Plus, that concoction is very liver and lymph friendly.

That said, it's winter and cold and the only way I would consider that regimen now, is to spend a week in some tropical climate. Top of list: Maui, Kauai.

Overall I keep unjuiced green veggie content high in my diet: Paleo/Primal with plenty of meat protein and fat. I haven't used juices for a while. Fruit juice is verboten for me at this point. Open to green juices, just not a high priority. I use various herbs (milk thistle et all) for liver support, on a kind of maintenance/prevention model.

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