View Full Version : What does a Vitamix do to greens again?
02-02-2008, 03:35 PM
I have an uncle who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma cancer and they're highly interested in fixing this via diet. They're asking me all kinds of questions and I'm putting together an email now. Part of it is explaining why I recommend getting a Vitamix and I wanted to tell them what it does to greens, how it breaks them down and I can't remember exactly what it is. If you were telling someone why they should get a Vitamix instead of just using a regular blender for their green smoothies, what would you say?
(and yes, I've already told them about "Green for Life" :D
02-02-2008, 04:19 PM
the shortest and simplest answer i would say is that it basically breaks down the cellular wall of the green and that way when you consume it, it is more easily digested and absorbed. that way it can get quickly to work on healing. something i just read was that it is like chewing one bite of food for 30min. we don't chew our food like we should (or at least most of us don't) and it is very important to chew chew chew that way our digestive juices that start in the mouth help in digestion and absorption. we should be chewing our food until it is basically liquid in our mouth and then swallow. well that is my response, i hope this helps some. and i hope your uncle gets well soon. and good for you for pointing them into the right direction.
02-03-2008, 02:13 PM
another thing is time. i was so amazed with how quickly it blends everything into perfect smoothieness. it's also by FAR the easiest blender i've ever used to clean. it's actually faster than those little hand blenders.
another thing is the smootheness. it's kinda hard (and unappealing - especially for a beginner) to have to chew junks of dark green slop in the middle of their smoothie.
the 'time it takes' and the 'yummy smoothieness'....when you think about it, these are realistic factors that effect both our actually desire to consume these foods and the desire to take the time to make them.
i love my vita mix, i probably use it 6-8 times a day (havn't unplugged it once since i bought it. old blender got stored and pulled out to be used once a day).
all the best to your family,
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