I am thinking about getting a popular ex-exercise guru's juicer...anybody have an opinion about it....
I'm not being a wise guy here. I'd always recommend eating the fruits or vegetables whole, so my recommendation is "don't buy a juicer". At least for anyone concerned with maintaining or losing weight. Why? it's quite simple- peristalsis. Peristalsis is the mechanical portion of digestion that most people are unaware of. It's the ripping and mixing motion of the stomach.
Why is this important to these two groups of people? Processed foods are digested much more quickly, as are cooked foods. This results in a faster entry into the bloodstream. Where carbohydrates are concerned, this causes insulin to store some of the excess glucose as fat (after being converted by the liver) in adipose tissue. Next, peristalsis requires calories to be burned. This could result in some foods, particularly tough foods, to burn more calories than they provide.
For the sake of convenience, juicers are great- but really, isn't the American life convenient enough?
juicing is a wonderful thing, just make sure you purchase one you can fully disassemble, blades and all due to bacteria and such..
it would be a shame to try to be healthy and end up with e-coli or any number of nasty bacterias in your body.
the smaller ones are a lot cheaper and work just as well, and don't take up so much counter space.
Can you put the pineapple peel and all in the smaller ones like they do in the big one as seen on the infomercial or, is that all hype?
i have an Elite juicer by Maxi-matic and it grinds up anything to a nice pulp and produces a lot of good juice and clean-up is a snap. try Google-ing it (and other juicers) for reviews. have fun
Ok I have been through this intense process. Do not cheap out and buy a small juicer. It'll produce less juice and give you a TON of wasted fruits and vegetables. You need to check the power of all the machines to see how much you will get out of them. If you're not fully eating the peels and stems etc, then it defeats the point of getting a juicer for nutrition.
So, splurge and be healthy!
i have to say if you get the big one you will be set for life. those things are very powerful. just know that they are big and not that attractive but if that doesn't bother you, then you're good to go.
I don't like juicers. I put on several kilos because I got a job at a company that offered "healthy" juices first thing in the morning.
Juice is fine if it's a substitute for a meal,but it has all the calories of the fruit without the fibre, so it doesn't fill you up.
No. I see my schnauzer juice all over the back yard and I can't lift my leg that high.
Juicing is great. It's delicious and healthy. Just research juicers online and you'll find a good one that will fit your budget. Also, get a juicing book - or you can find lots of recipes online too. Have fun
I'm not familar with the brand of juicer you are referring to but love juicing. I'm eating 1 kg of spinach a week and other fruits and vegetables that I never used to eat like beets. I just have a small Black and Decker one but it works fine. Good luck!
For years, I wanted a juicer. REALLY REALLY wanted one.
Last year, my ex (with whom I remain friends) bought me one for my birthday. Finally! But then ...
I hated the damn thing. And it was a top-of-the-line juicer touted by a celeb, etc.
Why did I hate it?
1) the calories. LOTS of calories in juice.
2) the pulp. A pain to mess with.
3) cleaning the machine. A pain, even in the dishwasher.
4) the cost of the fruits and veggies. It takes A LOT.
5) loss of fiber. No fiber in juice.
I went back to my daily smoothie with frozen fruit, and simply crunching on fresh, whole fruits and vegetables, with all their inherent value.
I've got a juicer. I hardly ever use it, except once in awhile during the summer. But it's great. It's one of those juicers where you put the entire fruit in. No pulp though! I don't know how that works, but the juice comes out perfect every time and I've heard that eating the whole fruit, seeds and all, is really good for you. Well, except I won't put apples into the juicer whole. Did you know their seeds contain cyanide?
My family has a juicer. Works wonders as I don't eat fruits and vegetables regularly but I do drink a juice every day. Depends what your purpose is in getting it.. Mine is to eat vegetables and fruit I normally wouldn't.
by Steve Andrews 7 years ago
How many people here use them? I am going to get a juicer as soon as I can!
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