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post #21 of 26
Juicing does not deliver the nutrients quicker, juice digests quicker, meaning it runs through your colon faster giving the microvill less time to absorb nutrients, so it likely contributes to a decrease in nutrient uptake. Nature is very smart to incorporate some insoluble fiber in all plant foods, removing it has no benefits. And again, no matter what the ingredients are, "superfoods" are credited for their potency, their ability to "boost" the nutritional value of food preparations, my argument is that your body was not designed to utilize nutrients in the proportions present in superfood concoctions and will inevitably eliminate the excess, so essentially it is a waste to consume "nutritionally potent" superfoods. A few bananas and a mango or two in the blender, with enough water to liquefy is simple and perfect, providing sox. 700 cal, 10 g protein and meeting or exceeding rdi for over half vitamins and minerals, and that is just breakfast!
post #22 of 26

  The benefits of juicing are well known. Juicing pioneers such as Norman Walker, Max Gerson etc etc have proven this.    As I said if you read up on spirulina, chlorella etc the benefits are obvious.  The nutrients from a banana and mango are different than the nutrients in Chlorella and spirulina.  I try to get all the nutrients from food  too but for some people its not always possible.  

post #23 of 26
What nutrients do you think are different or superior? Spirulina is high in iron but not necessarily an absorbable form, both substances have no definitive scientific evidence supporting their benefits as dietary supplements. Their is significant evidence demonstrating contamination of some of these supplements, like spirulina, and no production regulations for the industry, so basically you are just taking the seller's word for it.

I am not making a personal attack on you or anyone else. My mother has been a health/superfood/herbal supplement lover since I can remember and is actually in worse health than many others her age with a less healthy lifestyle. Her liver is in bad shape as well, which I suspect can at least be partially attributed to the supplementation for years on end...

Also, I am certainly not saying juicing is bad, just saying it requires more effort and is not as good as eating the whole food for multiple reasons. The pioneers you mention acknowledge that raw whole veggies and fruit are ideal. Personally I find juicing very inconvenient and time consuming.
post #24 of 26

Maybe different things just work for different people.

 

 

I will say again, that since taking Dr. Schultz SuperFoods, and using some of his others things, this is the first pregnancy I have had without morning sickness, exhaustion, etc.  It is like night and day.

 

Even my DH wants to take them, and before he was not into this kind of thing, but he sees the difference too.

post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by angelarose1 View Post

Also, I am certainly not saying juicing is bad, just saying it requires more effort and is not as good as eating the whole food for multiple reasons. The pioneers you mention acknowledge that raw whole veggies and fruit are ideal. Personally I find juicing very inconvenient and time consuming.

 

Honestly, I think it's a matter of opinion.

 

I know others (even IRL) who say juicing cured their cancer, and believe it is the healthiest thing available.

I think juicing is great and am not going to argue with people who cure cancer.  =)

 

I don't think it's worth debating here (for me anyway), as long as people are doing what's right for them.

post #26 of 26
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Thanks everyone,I think it is great to hear different viewpoints on any health topics.  I like to be as informed as I can be, and exploring different sides of an issue is how I like to do it!  :)

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