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Home Town: West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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Anybody know anything about juicing? I'm at the end of my measuring tape and I'm about to go health nut on myself. No offense intended. I just wanna know how on earth a person can hide the taste of green veggies just by adding fruit and if it works. Like kale and spinach. Also cuz I'm a tight wad, I'm thinking of buying the Nutribullet. Anyone with experience using that? Thanks as always! Y'all are my " Angie's List" lol. :o)

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Last updated: Mar. 14, 2013 7:02 am
Posted: Mar. 13, 2013 3:31 pm
 
Answered by: Linda (LMT)
Mar. 13, 2013 4:20 pm
my opinion. juicing supports getting nutrients in were your diet may be lacking but it really isn't a calorie cutter. juicing does not provide fiber and fiber is what fills you up as does protein and healthy fats. if you are talking about blender smoothies, using the whole plant and fruits I do that to get more nutrition and use for a healthier snack choice. I've been kinda following the South Beach diet and dropped 10 pounds in a few months. I'm cutting carbs (not eliminating them), cutting sugars and watching portions.
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Linda (LMT)
Mar. 13, 2013 4:22 pm
Oh and smoothies made with green vegetables doesn't taste like green vegetables, you taste mostly the fruit.
 
Nadine
Mar. 13, 2013 5:49 pm
Hi LCheepchick. I do not know much about working with the green veggies into smoothies but I do have a bullet. The great thing about the bullet for juicing it is a faster clean up compaired to a juicer (yes I have one too). and you can make smaller batches. With the whip attachment and the small cups you can whip eggs, with the blade you have a blender and smoothy maker. LOL as you can tell I love mine.
 
Answered by: Doubletigers
Mar. 13, 2013 6:48 pm
cheepchick , my sister is on green veggies diet. She put baby kale from costco, cucumber, jalapeno, green apple, celeries.. can't remember what else. She is using Jack Lalanne juicer and like it. They sell it at costco. Here is the link http://www.costco.com/Jack-LaLanne%27s-Ultimate-Power-Juicer%E2%84%A2.product.11590808.html
Just make sure you also eat enough fibers and proteins.
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Cheepy
Mar. 13, 2013 7:21 pm
Thanks guys! I'm really getting interested in replacing vitamin supplements with the unadulterated, natural alternative. From what I've read, the nutrients in raw veggies are more affective than they are when cooked. Gads, I'm getting so old..... :o/
 
gammaray (=
Mar. 13, 2013 11:09 pm
Depends on the veggie. Certain things need to be cooked to release the important nutrients. Can't remember all for sure - but I want to say carrots, onions, mushrooms are better for us cooked. It's worth looking into to find out what's better for us nutritionally cooked vs raw.
 
Scotdog
Mar. 14, 2013 5:32 am
My sister is doing it & feeling great! She did say she read the reviews for the Jack LaLanne and they aren't good. If you are serious about doing this, you need a really big motor. She found one on Craigslist (sorry can't remember the name) but it was one of the expensive ones. Somebody had used it once thinking they were going to lose weight & then ended up selling it for a fraction of the cost.
 
Scotdog
Mar. 14, 2013 5:33 am
Have you seen this documentary? http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com/
 
Scotdog
Mar. 14, 2013 5:34 am
And, my first post is confusing, lol! She found a juicer with a big motor, not just a motor on Craigslist. I need to do something myself.
 
Mar. 14, 2013 7:02 am
I agree with gammaray that some veggies are better for you when cooked. Here are a couple of links to look at. http://www.livestrong.com/article/58058-raw-vegetables-vs.-cooked-vegetables/. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=raw-veggies-are-healthier
 
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