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Is Juicing a Healthy Way to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables?

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., "Ask Our Nutritionist," July/August 2012

Learn if drinking fruit or vegetable juice is as nutritious as eating a piece of fruit or vegetables.


READER'S COMMENT:
"I agree about losing the fiber and all that, but juicing is far more beneficial than having to go through chewing. It not only saves time but I can definitely get a 'quick fix' effect because more nutrients go straight to the body or...
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I agree about losing the fiber and all that, but juicing is far more beneficial than having to go through chewing. It not only saves time but I can definitely get a 'quick fix' effect because more nutrients go straight to the body or bloodstream or whatever. I had high cholesterol and I was supposed to be on Lipitor, but was lazy to take it at first, but when I went to have blood work done at my next doctor's appointment, my cholesterol had dropped to unbelievable numbers! How? I attribute it to having started to take celery juice. There's no other explanation to it. Of course I don't just consume juices. I do eat or try to, a well-balanced diet full of fibers as well...

Anonymous

02/26/2014 - 8:22am

I know this is an older post and that more science has come out in support of homemade fruit/veg juicing, but I wanted to suggest to anyone who reads this that you can get back some of that good fiber by adding your leftover juice pulp to muffin batter. I have a glass of juice alongside a small muffin loaded with fiber, most days. Love it!

Anonymous

01/07/2014 - 6:25pm

the author says to look for pasteurized juice when buying juice already bottled.........
it's not raw anymore and has lost beneficial enzymes.....you won't have to "look" for it either. If its a big brand name or comes across state lines, it's been pasteurized and probably zapped! .store bought freshly made juice and juice bar juice is actually better than than the big corporate brands......

Anonymous

05/24/2013 - 9:08am

Yea this article is bogus failing to mention how beneficial juicing really is. I myself have a few health issues n since I started juicing many things have began to stabalize......lets not write such nonsense without proper research

Anonymous

04/09/2013 - 11:47pm

What about a system that actually purees the whole fruit/veggie? I've been using a NutriBlast, which pulverizes the produce (and other add ins like nuts and seeds) into a smoothi-like drink. It seems to me that this is better than plain juicing as you'll get all the fiber and other nutrients lost when the pulp is removed from traditional juicing.

I must say, though, that it does take some getting used to. For me, I know I'm consuming more produce than ever before. Especially nutrient-dense items like kale that I'd never eat raw before.

I hate reading articles bashing the juicing trend. If it gets people to consume more nutritious foods, why not? The key is that juicing (in whatever form) should be used to supplement a healthy lifestyle.

Anonymous

07/08/2012 - 4:32pm

This artical is laughable at best. To say there is no sceince to support juiceing is absured. Just ask the people who have had there life changed by it.

Anonymous

07/07/2012 - 1:13pm



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