View Full Version : New here and to juicing.
03-21-2011, 02:31 PM
My wife and I purchased a nice juicer and decided to give it a try. We've read lots of great things about juicing and how it can help people with type II diabetes which my wife has. Just when we get all motivated and start juicing a friend of ours who trains at a fitness center tells us juicing is nothing but empty calories. Your thoughts please.
03-21-2011, 02:41 PM
Your friend is soooo wrong. Pasteurized juice is nothing but empty calories... freshly made raw live juice is full of nutrients and enzymes!!! It does a body gooood!!!
03-21-2011, 02:53 PM
They say that you should only believe half of what you read and none of what you hear and this is one of those times.
Did you ever hear of the Gerson Institute. They use juice to help cure cancer.
03-21-2011, 04:08 PM
Thanks This is exactly what we need to hear. It was a bit discouraging after reading so many good things about it and paying about $300 for a juicer.
I'm trying to keep my wife away from carrots and apples based on much I've read. Any other advice for type II?
03-21-2011, 05:11 PM
There is lots more like this out there. She can do it.
03-21-2011, 06:39 PM
she can have apple and carrot... just put greens in her juices as well! the greens bring balance to her juice.
03-21-2011, 06:45 PM
Thanks. I started with 1 Carrot and 1/2 Apple per juice for her. I usually run her stuff through then add mine with the rest of the apple and more carrots. I was surprised how much we liked juice with no apples or carrots after reading about most people having to slowly get use to the greener veggies. Cucumber is my favorite. My wife likes cabbage and lettuce. Don't think I'm that hard core yet. :D
03-21-2011, 06:54 PM
have her try some tomato blends too. they are super yummy. you can add lots of greens, beets (be light on those as they can be a bit harsh at first), garlic, onion, celery, fennel, cucumber, peppers... and then some spices. soooo nice! so nice.
03-21-2011, 07:00 PM
We did try the tomato's and beets. I think the one time I got sick I had too many beets. That was early on. I only use about 1/2 at a time now or 1 at a time for both of us to share.
03-22-2011, 12:21 AM
yes it's good to start off with 1/4 - 1/2 a beet max. per day.
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