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Any paleo hacks incorporate juicing greens into their regular routine? What were your experiences?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 22, 2013 at 1:58 AM

People that juice greens regularly seem to have a very vibrant glow to them, so I was just curious if any paleo brothers and sisters here have incorporated this proven healthy practice into their diets and perhaps you can share some benefits you've experienced. I personally ended up detoxing metals so fast that i was left with a toxic brown stain on my skin which is gradually diminishing. It's really interesting how you get a tingly sensation just moments after drinking it as if you can just feel it running through your blood stream immediately.

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on January 02, 2014
at 09:09 PM

Sorry, but iceberg lettuce does not count as "leafy greens"

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on February 28, 2013
at 03:34 PM

@Kashkillz do you have an argument worth debating or are you just a dogmatic troll?

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on February 28, 2013
at 03:33 PM

@MathGirl72 I'm guessing you must be a math savant because you sure can't read.

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on February 22, 2013
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lol @ '... nowhere near as nutritious...'

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on February 22, 2013
at 03:46 AM

Oxidation also occurs through juicing. Your argument is invalid, dan.

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on February 22, 2013
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"proven healthy practice" Really?

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on February 22, 2013
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Well blending greens are no where near as nutritious because of extreme oxidation and same goes with a high speed juicer compared to a slow one so I guessed I should have emphasized that. But thanks for your 2 cents.

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on February 22, 2013
at 12:44 PM

I use a Nutribullet which is rather inexpensive. I juice at least once a day and love it! As far as greens, I usually use a handful of spinach or kale,freshly ground flaxseed, lemon juice, fresh or frozen berries, a banana and a handful of almonds or almond butter. Good stuff! I actually crave them! It's more of a smoothie with the Nutribullet. I have a juicer as well but hate the clean up and waste. I definitely see wonderful things happen with my skin when juicing regularly and the opposite when I'm not.

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on February 22, 2013
at 08:31 AM

Before I went paleo I tried the raw vegan diet. I initially felt amazing, but then started to deteriorate after maybe a week. My teeth in particular got so sensitive I felt like they were painful after eating anything and they looked see through. When I switched to paleo I found my teeth seemed to repair again. but I did keep going with a green smoothie everyday for the first week maybe. Generally I'd have berries, or avacado, seeds and greens, lots of greens really. But my teeth would still feel bad after and actually generally I wasn't feeling so great after them, so I stopped.

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on February 22, 2013
at 03:44 AM

I juice fast occasionally. It gives me a break from heavy food, and I feel much more alert the next day. It's expensive to juice, and I don't use fruit juices. Concentrating all of that fructose is not for me (ADHD!). However, I really enjoy fasts! I've been known to get foggy headed and do a green/tea juice fast! It works wonders!

However, when I juice, I use vegetables such as carrots, celery, cucumber, beets, and anything else that looks like fun... AS far as leafy greens go, crunchy watery lettuces work best in my 35 dollar walmart juicer (College student budget!). Kale, spinach, and other greens work best in my green smoothies!

:-) Have fun!

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on January 02, 2014
at 09:09 PM

Sorry, but iceberg lettuce does not count as "leafy greens"

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on January 10, 2014
at 10:14 PM

I prefer and advocate eating real fruits/veggies, but sometimes, when I don't feel like eating vegetables or when my wisdom tooth was making my life miserable, I drink/would drink fruit/vegetable or vegetable green juice to get vegetables into me.

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on January 02, 2014
at 08:34 PM

I sometimes juice kale, ginger and a couple of other ingredients if at hand (preferably blackberries). I don't like it but as a pre-workout drink, in a fasted state, it does seem to improve my performance at the gym. I think it may be because I'm better hydrated.

If using kale, beware of the little bits of green getting stuck between your teeth!

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on January 02, 2014
at 02:12 PM

I use a Matstone masticating juicer - I love it! Beets, carrots, celery, cucumber, bit of cabbage and ginger - lovely! I go through burst of juicing once a day for several weeks, which makes me feel really vibrant and clear skinned. Then I forget for a month or so and start again when I'm feeling a bit sluggish again.

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on January 02, 2014
at 02:07 PM

I juice leafy greens in the morning (don't know if this is good or bad) but I feel like I get in a lot of nutrients and too much fiber is hard on my tummy so I feel like this is a good way to get in nutrition! I take it like a shot, pure lettuce juice doesn't taste great but I don't juice anything with a lot of sugar.

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on January 02, 2014
at 12:39 PM

I'm totally new to all of this, but my husband just bought me a NutriBullet the other day so I am now juicing fresh greens and veggies. Not meaning to sound like Susie the salesperson here, but I absolutely love the NutriBullet! The best part? The price: it was $99 at WalMart. I had been eyeballing juicers for a long time, but couldn't quite swing the cost. Additionally, something that bothered me about juicing - beside the icky post juicing cleanup - was that there seemed to be an awful lot of whatever fruit or vegetable getting wasted in the process.

As someone who loves fresh fruit but loathes vegetables and greens, the NutriBullet was just the ticket. I've been happily "eating" a variety of things I would normally never be able to make myself eat: fresh greens, spinach, avocado, zucchini, etc. mixed with fruit twice a day around or between meals (easy peasy when you can make your zucchini and spinach taste like mango/strawberry/banana *Whoop!*) Because everything I put in there stays in there, I'm not losing any of the vitamins or nutrients either. Cleanup is a snap too. Most awesome :o)

I'll have to get back to you on the glowing - give me a few more days *laugh*

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on February 22, 2013
at 02:17 AM

Eh, sorry. No glowing for me. I found that it really didn't do much for me. I would juice carrots, beets, cucumber, kale, cucumber, apple sometimes watermelon and cantalope.

Despite my juicer being a nice Breville it still couldn't do greens that well (it could, but it would take a lot to get anything), so I switched to smoothies. I mostly blend some kind of leafy green (kale, spinach, collard) with some berries. I think it does more for me, but YMMV.

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on February 22, 2013
at 03:27 AM

Well blending greens are no where near as nutritious because of extreme oxidation and same goes with a high speed juicer compared to a slow one so I guessed I should have emphasized that. But thanks for your 2 cents.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

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on February 22, 2013
at 03:50 AM

lol @ '... nowhere near as nutritious...'

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on February 22, 2013
at 03:46 AM

Oxidation also occurs through juicing. Your argument is invalid, dan.

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on February 28, 2013
at 03:34 PM

@Kashkillz do you have an argument worth debating or are you just a dogmatic troll?

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on February 28, 2013
at 03:33 PM

@MathGirl72 I'm guessing you must be a math savant because you sure can't read.

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