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Just curious if anyone juices and if they have found any benefits from it.  Recently, my blood pressure has been running somewhat high (lower number in mid 90's) and some blood work is out of whack.  Going in tomorrow morning for a bone marrow biopsy.  I'm  42 and wife is 21 weeks pregnant.  Just figure I'm not it bad shape but some of these health issues have made me start reevaluating exactly how healthy I am.
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From everything I've read, you are much better off just eating the fruits and veggies.  Juicing typically removes the fiber, and especially with fruit, will probably lead to drinking many calories.

Buy a wok instead.


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get a vita mix so you can eat the whole fruit and veggie.  But I only use it for my in-between meals snacks.  Fruit smoothie in the morning, veggie smoothie or soup in the afternoon. I have spinach and mushrooms with my morning omelet, spring mix, broccoli, and tomato in my evening salad, and green beans and sweet potato with my dinner meat.
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From everything I've read, you are much better off just eating the fruits and veggies.  Juicing typically removes the fiber, and especially with fruit, will probably lead to drinking many calories.

Buy a wok instead.

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My wife doesn't like a lot of veggies, so she uses her NutriBullet to make a smoothie every morning. The fruit disguises the taste of the veggies. I agree with Nogods... NutriBullets, VitaMix, etc allow you to eat the whole fruit/veggie (as opposed to juicers).

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Juice the veggies, eat the veggies, whatever, both are good. I'd suggest taking it easy on the fruits (fruits contain fructose, which is the bad kind of sugar, consider sticking to fruits with less sugar, like berries, instead of high sugar fruits, like melons).

Also, adding these things to your diet isn't going to be a fix for high blood pressure! For that I'd suggest cutting out the processed foods and getting some more exercise. Just my two cents :)


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Natural fructose is not a "bad" sugar (assuming natural levels... juicing could skew that), and melons are not "high sugar" fruits. They're mostly water.

Other than that, your post was spot-on.


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Natural fructose is not a "bad" sugar (assuming natural levels... juicing could skew that), and melons are not "high sugar" fruits. They're mostly water.

Other than that, your post was spot-on.

You're right about the melons, my mistake, don't know where I picked that up.

Natural levels of fructose, like you said, are certainly okay, but the amount of sugar the average westerner consumes in a day is way above natural levels. Nat Geo just recently had a cover story on this subject that's enlightening.

As the Nat Geo article mentions fructose is processed mostly by the liver (glucose is processed mostly in the gut, if I remember correctly), and when you get a big dump of it, like in a soft drink or a juiced drink (assuming you've used a fair amount of fruit high in fructose) your liver turns that fructose into triglycerides, which is not good for the heart, among other things.


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If you do it right then it can be good for you. If you're drinking all of the ice cream based ones then you're not doing yourself too many flavors. I've heard a kale smoothie each morning is excellent for you. I'd just look up a bunch of recipes if you're interested.
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