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Is juicing healthy?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 20, 2012 at 2:34 AM

Hi everyone, Hopefully someone can help me answer this question. During the day I will eat some fish, beef or chicken. I eat some veggies during each meal. When I have protein I tend to get full super fast, so I cant finish my veggies. Or its the other way around, if I eat my veggies I cant finish my protein. Would it be ok if i get my veggies from juicing. I was going to juice mostly kale (leafy greens) cucumber, celery. (Most green veggies) Maybe use a small apple or a carrot to sweeten it. I know a lot of people say to eat there foods, but sometimes I wont eat more than 800 calories because I get full and I want to make sure I can get a lot of nutrients from vegetables.

C7960eecd671a3ac8a1700445631b74a

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on July 27, 2012
at 09:56 PM

well, i never had TERRIBLE skin/hair to start off with. but eventually, i noticed more of a "glow" in my skin and more shine, health in my hair. I used to juice/blend a lot, so was consuming tons of vitamins/anti oxidants- and that's essentially the stuff they try to sell you in cosmetic creams or supplements. So I guess my increased consumption of vitamins/anti oxidants had a positive effect on my skin/hair. My "best" ingredients were any leafy greens & any fruit that ended with "berries". And lots of cucumber as well as it helps keep skin supple.

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on July 27, 2012
at 12:11 AM

when you say you saw a big impact on your skin and hair, could you describe exactly what?

F0119aaf2bbf794bdc0bd05136b8d604

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on July 26, 2012
at 11:40 PM

I need to buy a juicer.

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on June 20, 2012
at 09:03 PM

Let's not forget that commercial juice will be pasteurized whereas fresh juice is not.

014e95abf93ea102e717f9a878e9e8e0

on June 20, 2012
at 03:47 PM

what juicers would you recommend? Thank you

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on June 20, 2012
at 03:20 PM

There are very good juicers that juice even the fiberous exteriors/interiors of absolutely everything. It's thicker 'juice' but well worth it.

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on June 20, 2012
at 03:19 PM

There are very good blenders that do not toss out the fiber. It's a thicker 'juice' but so worth it.

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on June 20, 2012
at 01:23 PM

No problem! Haha I'm just a bug fan of juicing. So easy to get a huge amount of greens in without actually having to sit there and chew them.

014e95abf93ea102e717f9a878e9e8e0

on June 20, 2012
at 04:51 AM

yay! ok Im gonnna start juicing, thanks for your advice!

014e95abf93ea102e717f9a878e9e8e0

on June 20, 2012
at 04:51 AM

I didnt even think of ginger, sounds amazing. thank you so much for you advice! I was only thinking of putting a piece of fruit or half at that.

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C326acd0ae246a39c5685f2ba72e3136

on June 20, 2012
at 02:49 AM

That sounds like a great idea for the most part. I see nothing wrong with juicing dark greens as they are an excellent source of anti-oxidants,vitamins,minerals etc..etc. Don't go overboard on the fruit. An apple should be fine though.. Try apple ginger out. It's an amazing combination.

014e95abf93ea102e717f9a878e9e8e0

on June 20, 2012
at 04:51 AM

I didnt even think of ginger, sounds amazing. thank you so much for you advice! I was only thinking of putting a piece of fruit or half at that.

C326acd0ae246a39c5685f2ba72e3136

(1631)

on June 20, 2012
at 01:23 PM

No problem! Haha I'm just a bug fan of juicing. So easy to get a huge amount of greens in without actually having to sit there and chew them.

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on June 20, 2012
at 02:58 AM

Welcome to PaleoHacks!

I think juicing is great. In particular, if you're mostly juicing non-sweet veggies then you're getting tons of nutrients without the blood sugar hit and without a load on your digestive system (if you juice between meals.)

014e95abf93ea102e717f9a878e9e8e0

on June 20, 2012
at 04:51 AM

yay! ok Im gonnna start juicing, thanks for your advice!

F0119aaf2bbf794bdc0bd05136b8d604

(50)

on July 26, 2012
at 11:40 PM

I need to buy a juicer.

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on June 20, 2012
at 11:27 AM

probably a good way for you to get them in, only thought I had was some juicers extract all the fibery bits from the juice, so it may be better to blend/blender them so you get all the wholesome goodness of all your fruits and vegetables.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on June 20, 2012
at 03:19 PM

There are very good blenders that do not toss out the fiber. It's a thicker 'juice' but so worth it.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on June 20, 2012
at 03:20 PM

There are very good juicers that juice even the fiberous exteriors/interiors of absolutely everything. It's thicker 'juice' but well worth it.

014e95abf93ea102e717f9a878e9e8e0

on June 20, 2012
at 03:47 PM

what juicers would you recommend? Thank you

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on June 20, 2012
at 02:24 PM

FWIW, if you beleive Lustig, for example, be careful of juicing high fructose items. He thinks high fructose juices are a significant cause of obesity in children becasue they concentrate the fructose from a lot of fruit in one drink. He likes whole fruit because the fiber and bulk keep you from taking in too much fructose.

99ac392257e444e014be6d4da6a900e4

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on June 20, 2012
at 09:03 PM

Let's not forget that commercial juice will be pasteurized whereas fresh juice is not.

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C7960eecd671a3ac8a1700445631b74a

on July 26, 2012
at 10:12 PM

Hi there- I am not on the Paleo diet just yet (but seriously considering it). However I've been doing tons of juicing the last 2 years, mainly when I started to get curious about raw food diets. I have to admit, the biggest impact I saw was really on my skin/hair. Maybe a bit on my digestion as well- only when I blend however.

The best juicer I would recommend is any from the Breville brand. They have excellent juicers.

I also agree about one of the comments up there, limit fruits (1 apple or pear is OK). Focus more on leafy greens (kale, spinach etc).

I personally mix it up between juicing & blending because I'm skeptical about the fibers being flushed out in the juicing process...whereas blending keeps it whole. And it takes less time to clean a blender then a juicer ;)

Also I do a lot of "add-ons" like ginger, cinnamon, parsley, cilantro, even jalapeno sometimes. Really adds a wonderful twist. Dont forget the add-ons :)

014e95abf93ea102e717f9a878e9e8e0

on July 27, 2012
at 12:11 AM

when you say you saw a big impact on your skin and hair, could you describe exactly what?

C7960eecd671a3ac8a1700445631b74a

(115)

on July 27, 2012
at 09:56 PM

well, i never had TERRIBLE skin/hair to start off with. but eventually, i noticed more of a "glow" in my skin and more shine, health in my hair. I used to juice/blend a lot, so was consuming tons of vitamins/anti oxidants- and that's essentially the stuff they try to sell you in cosmetic creams or supplements. So I guess my increased consumption of vitamins/anti oxidants had a positive effect on my skin/hair. My "best" ingredients were any leafy greens & any fruit that ended with "berries". And lots of cucumber as well as it helps keep skin supple.

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on July 26, 2012
at 10:03 PM

I have been mostly paleo for about 9 months now (sometimes I sneak a little peanut butter or beans into my diet) so I guess you could say I try my best to eat paleo but sometimes I guess you could call it eating clean. Anyways, I recently watched a documentary on netflix called "fat, sick and nearly dead." Nice title! It's about an obese man who suffers from a debilitating auto-immune disease and decides to do a 60 day "cleanse" with eating nothing other than fresh juice. At the end of the 60 days, he was down almost 80 lbs and was no longer having to take any medication for his disease. I also suffer from an autoimmune condition which was what got me into the paleo lifestyle in the first place, which has gotten better but I am still not cured. The point of this rant is that this movie inspired me to begin adding fresh juices into my diet, because of the high micronutrient content and I was thinking that giving my body all these extra nutrients might help my body heal itself more efficiently like the man in the video. I work out (crossfit or insanity, or running) 5 to 6 days a week so I'm hoping the added "sugar" wont make me gain weight. But seriously, who ever got fat off of drinking fresh juices from fresh organic vegetables and fruits? Those who have probably didnt mention the burgers and cupcakes they were eating.

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