View Full Version : juicing fruits - not good?
04-29-2005, 09:35 AM
on mercola's site, he states how it is not a good idea to juice fruits.
'Please remember that vegetable juice and fruit juices are two completely different substances in terms of nutrition. I am confident that fruit juices should be avoided. Although vegetable juice is processed, it doesn't raise insulin levels like fruit juice' - from http://www.mercola.com/nutritionplan/juicing.htm#
what are your thoughts on this? :confused:
do you juice mainly vegetable or fruits?
also is it better to mix fruits? or mono?
-thanks in advance
04-29-2005, 09:45 AM
Many people have healed themselves on fruit juices alone because they are cleansing as well as receiving more nutrients than their bodies are use to.
IF someone does not have any dis-eases they need cured immediately, my suggestion is, raw fruits and veggies ~ whole or blended as they contain fiber.
As anything, whether to juice fruits and/or veggies would depend on the situation. I might put someone on a raw fruit program depending on what's going on with them. Fruit is cleansing. Veggies are more for health bulding although they also have cleansing qualities.
04-29-2005, 09:46 AM
Lily, I have disagreed with mercola several times. I am not even sure Mercola is a raw foodist. Even the raw food gurus, disagree on some things. I think you need to make your own opinion, after reading other information, also.
I myself, will not stop throwing oranges and lemons into my blender.
04-29-2005, 09:48 AM
Last I read Mercola is not a raw foodist anymore which is why I stopped receiving his newsletter.
04-29-2005, 10:14 AM
I think that, in general, whole, unprocessed food is better than food that's been tampered with and divided and parts thrown away. But in some cases, concentrated vegetables juices can help people with serious diseases because they need concentrated vitamins and chloryphyll and enzymes, their bodies aren't functional enough to get all they need from food, so they need a little help. Juicing fruits, on the other hand, removes the pulp from the sugar, so you get a rush of sugar into your blood system. For someone with blood sugar/insulin issues (like candida or diabetes) that could be disastrous. But a lot of people can get away with it.
I don't consider throwing foods into the blender the same as juicing. With a blender, you're still getting everything that was in the food, nothing is taken out. It's just sort of predigested. So I do eat a lot of fruit/veggie smoothies. But I don't juice much anymore.
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