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A Paleo Q about juicing

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 10, 2012 at 8:53 PM

I know we don't recommend drinking our calories. but as i haven't been getting a healthy variety of vegetables in my diet. does juicing your veggies still allow us to get a lot of our vitamins naturally or is most of that lost in the pulp..?

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He died at 96 in 2011, actually. And worked out the day before he died. He had pneumonia, but refused to go to the doctor. He might still be alive, otherwise. I wonder how many of us PH'ers would be very happy to be as fit and active at such a ripe old age as he was.

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I guess I should have used past tense. He often said, "I'd hate to die; it would ruin my image." At the age of 70, handcuffed, shackled, and fighting strong winds and currents, he towed 70 rowboats, one with several guests, from the Queen’s Way Bridge in the Long Beach Harbor to the Queen Mary, a distance of 1 mile. The jumping jack is named after him. He practically invented fitness - at least in the US. And his diet was pretty paleo, except the soy milk and avoidance of egg yolks and fat. Not that any of that is an endorsement of juicing, of course.

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on July 11, 2012
at 03:49 AM

He died at 90+ years of age

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on July 11, 2012
at 12:49 AM

I hate to tell you, but Jack is dead.

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on July 10, 2012
at 09:19 PM

Juicing strains out the pulp, which is mostly fiber. Blending, however, leaves everything in.

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on July 10, 2012
at 10:51 PM

i blend.....add berries to make it taste good

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on July 10, 2012
at 09:16 PM

Also, when you make soup with bone broth there's a lot of nutrition that you can get from the cooked vegetable matter that you wouldn't get from the raw veggies, and the bone broth gives you a nice dose of minerals and flavor.

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on July 10, 2012
at 09:08 PM

You should really try to eat more veggies the hard way, but juicing is a way to get the nutrients (minus all that fiber). Dr. Wahl's makes a lot of veggie smoothies - it's probably the only way most people to follow her recommendation of 9 cups/day.

And one of my heros, Jack LaLanne is a big fan of juicing and he rocks pretty hard.

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on July 11, 2012
at 12:49 AM

I hate to tell you, but Jack is dead.

03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

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on July 11, 2012
at 03:49 AM

He died at 90+ years of age

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on July 11, 2012
at 11:28 AM

I guess I should have used past tense. He often said, "I'd hate to die; it would ruin my image." At the age of 70, handcuffed, shackled, and fighting strong winds and currents, he towed 70 rowboats, one with several guests, from the Queen’s Way Bridge in the Long Beach Harbor to the Queen Mary, a distance of 1 mile. The jumping jack is named after him. He practically invented fitness - at least in the US. And his diet was pretty paleo, except the soy milk and avoidance of egg yolks and fat. Not that any of that is an endorsement of juicing, of course.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on July 11, 2012
at 11:32 AM

He died at 96 in 2011, actually. And worked out the day before he died. He had pneumonia, but refused to go to the doctor. He might still be alive, otherwise. I wonder how many of us PH'ers would be very happy to be as fit and active at such a ripe old age as he was.

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on July 11, 2012
at 12:59 AM

My wife and I have been juicing and blending for years. They are not the same thing and they are both good. Juicing makes it possible to absorb the nutrients with very little effort on your part. Combining the two simply enriches your smoothie. Juicing extracts the juice. Blending increases the surface area while maintaining the fiber. If I am absolutely not going to eat anything else, then juicing alone is a good idea. If I plan on eating something else, then I do an enriched blend or just a plain blend.

There may be health reasons why it is good to chew, and often times it is fun, like with my celery dipped in butter dessert or eating sauerkraut. No one is required to limit themselves to juicing, blending, or chewing. Do whatever feels good. But juicing and blending can be big conveniences. And you will tend to continue to do over time what is easy and convenient to do.

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on July 10, 2012
at 09:16 PM

I'm unclear on why mashing up veggies into a juice would take away the fiber...can you explain this?

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on July 10, 2012
at 09:19 PM

Juicing strains out the pulp, which is mostly fiber. Blending, however, leaves everything in.

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