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05-06-2005, 11:47 AM
I am concered about juicing and fiber. Lately I have been doing a lot of juicing. In the morning I usually juice two apples, half a cucumber and some spinach. In the late afternoon I often juice two oranges and some carrots and then at night I usually juice some grapefruit. I was wondering if juicing reduces the amount of fiber you intake from your fruits and vegetables. Also, just out of curiosity is it better for you to juice or eat your fruits and veggies raw? Thanks.
05-06-2005, 01:21 PM
Well, the purpose of juicing is to remove the juice from the pulp so yes, it does reduce the amount of fiber as the pulp is or contains the fiber.
Whether it's "better" to juice or eat whole, that would depend. IF you are trying to clear up a major condition, juicing ~ especially fruit ~ as it does act as a cleanser is quite good. Juicing of vegetables cleanses yet is also a health builder. So, with juicing, one receives a plethora of nutrients so if one needs them for healing, better chance of getting them.
Question is, how are your bowel movements? IF you are getting some really good, full movements, then, you're doing fine. IF you aren't then, maybe add a large green salad for fiber?
I tend to do a combination although, since we've gotten some REALLY good oranges lately, I'm thinking of doing Storms OJ "diet" for a bit.
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