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Juicing - Why would I want to try it?

Posted by @johnbishop, Dec 2, 2017

So, all of you juicing members out there – I’m reaching out to you in hope of gathering some first hand information. I can think of no better way to get some honest opinions and suggestions. This morning my daughter introduced me to juicing. We had a discussion about juicing over breakfast when I was talking about tapering off of prednisone and looking for natural ways to reduce inflammation. Besides PMR I also have osteopenia and am supposed to take 1200 mg calcium daily which presents some output challenges for me. We stopped by the grocery store on the way back to her house and picked up all the ingredients to make some ginger juice for inflammation (2 large oranges and some ginger root) and red cabbage juice to help with the constipation (2 heads of red cabbage, 3 apples, 2 oranges, 1 lime, and small bag of carrots). Into the juicer they went! She poured the juice into 18 oz glass containers for me to take home and keep in the refrigerator.

Juicing

What have I learned so far? Well, when I got home I poured about 4 oz of the red cabbage juice into a glass and topped it off with about 1 oz or more of ginger juice. I learned not to use so much of the ginger juice in my drink as it kind of has a zingy feeling on the tongue and throat. The red cabbage juice tastes a lot better than I thought – better than my breakfast smoothie. My plan was actually to use a little of both in my breakfast smoothie and reduce the amount of fruit but add the greens (kale, spinach, arugula, etc..) into a blender with the juice.

Questions for anyone willing to share:

— Has juicing helped you?
— What tips or favorite recipes can you share? and how do they help?

Looking forwarding to hearing from you!

John

REPLY

The Mayo Clinic has some helpful information available on their website…

Safe juicing and blending
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-blog/safe-juicing/bgp-20056204

Is juicing healthier than eating whole fruits or vegetables?
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/juicing/faq-20058020

Other references:

The 8 Best Foods for Juicing
https://www.naturalnewsblogs.com/the-8-best-foods-for-juicing/

Nutrition and Lifestyle Intervention on Mood and Neurological Disorders
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2156587216637539

Hi John,

I started juicing after my oral scuamus cell carcinoma diagnosis, in preparation for what was coming up my way. I did juice three times a day. After almost five years, I still juice once a day, for breakfast. In my opinion, you would have to go out there, and buy your own juicer. You must just juice the amount of juice you are to drink right away. Fruit and veggies oxide very fast, and loose most of their valuable vitamins if standing for a long time. I bought a little book with wonderful recipes; but I find I stick to the same recipe all the time, variating it only because I have other ingredients handy. I buy all organic. I deserve it. This recipe is for my husband and I: two apples, a small piece of ginger, a lime or lemon, a bunch of kale, 5 pieces of celery. All whole and well washed with water and a brush. Sometimes I change one ingredient for carrots, red cabbage or cucumber. Celery is almost always there, and it is the last to go through the juicer, to kind of clean in all the good greens that went before. I will look up my recipe book and share the name. Amazon shipped it really fast.
I cannot tell you much about the benefits, other than it makes me feel I am doing something really good for myself. My husband loves his juice, and always says he is drinking life. Loli

@loli

Hi John,

I started juicing after my oral scuamus cell carcinoma diagnosis, in preparation for what was coming up my way. I did juice three times a day. After almost five years, I still juice once a day, for breakfast. In my opinion, you would have to go out there, and buy your own juicer. You must just juice the amount of juice you are to drink right away. Fruit and veggies oxide very fast, and loose most of their valuable vitamins if standing for a long time. I bought a little book with wonderful recipes; but I find I stick to the same recipe all the time, variating it only because I have other ingredients handy. I buy all organic. I deserve it. This recipe is for my husband and I: two apples, a small piece of ginger, a lime or lemon, a bunch of kale, 5 pieces of celery. All whole and well washed with water and a brush. Sometimes I change one ingredient for carrots, red cabbage or cucumber. Celery is almost always there, and it is the last to go through the juicer, to kind of clean in all the good greens that went before. I will look up my recipe book and share the name. Amazon shipped it really fast.
I cannot tell you much about the benefits, other than it makes me feel I am doing something really good for myself. My husband loves his juice, and always says he is drinking life. Loli

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hi there. there is one item perhaps you already know about juicing. quite a bit of the roughage is removed. so not to be constipated make sure you get your roughage elsewhere. i have some friends who will not eat vegetables but only this way. so juicing can be good. peach barb

@loli

Hi John,

I started juicing after my oral scuamus cell carcinoma diagnosis, in preparation for what was coming up my way. I did juice three times a day. After almost five years, I still juice once a day, for breakfast. In my opinion, you would have to go out there, and buy your own juicer. You must just juice the amount of juice you are to drink right away. Fruit and veggies oxide very fast, and loose most of their valuable vitamins if standing for a long time. I bought a little book with wonderful recipes; but I find I stick to the same recipe all the time, variating it only because I have other ingredients handy. I buy all organic. I deserve it. This recipe is for my husband and I: two apples, a small piece of ginger, a lime or lemon, a bunch of kale, 5 pieces of celery. All whole and well washed with water and a brush. Sometimes I change one ingredient for carrots, red cabbage or cucumber. Celery is almost always there, and it is the last to go through the juicer, to kind of clean in all the good greens that went before. I will look up my recipe book and share the name. Amazon shipped it really fast.
I cannot tell you much about the benefits, other than it makes me feel I am doing something really good for myself. My husband loves his juice, and always says he is drinking life. Loli

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What about adding prunes?
I know; but I like to drink my juice in one gulp. The other option, with the bullet, takes a long time to drink, and the good stuff oxides. I prefer juicing. Loli

@loli

Hi John,

I started juicing after my oral scuamus cell carcinoma diagnosis, in preparation for what was coming up my way. I did juice three times a day. After almost five years, I still juice once a day, for breakfast. In my opinion, you would have to go out there, and buy your own juicer. You must just juice the amount of juice you are to drink right away. Fruit and veggies oxide very fast, and loose most of their valuable vitamins if standing for a long time. I bought a little book with wonderful recipes; but I find I stick to the same recipe all the time, variating it only because I have other ingredients handy. I buy all organic. I deserve it. This recipe is for my husband and I: two apples, a small piece of ginger, a lime or lemon, a bunch of kale, 5 pieces of celery. All whole and well washed with water and a brush. Sometimes I change one ingredient for carrots, red cabbage or cucumber. Celery is almost always there, and it is the last to go through the juicer, to kind of clean in all the good greens that went before. I will look up my recipe book and share the name. Amazon shipped it really fast.
I cannot tell you much about the benefits, other than it makes me feel I am doing something really good for myself. My husband loves his juice, and always says he is drinking life. Loli

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Thanks Loli (@loli), I appreciate the information. I pretty much try to stay with organic when I can also. I haven’t invested in a juicer yet but have been looking at one similar to what my daughter has. I know the juices have to be used up fairly fast but I thought they would keep a few days in the refrigerator. John

@loli

Hi John,

I started juicing after my oral scuamus cell carcinoma diagnosis, in preparation for what was coming up my way. I did juice three times a day. After almost five years, I still juice once a day, for breakfast. In my opinion, you would have to go out there, and buy your own juicer. You must just juice the amount of juice you are to drink right away. Fruit and veggies oxide very fast, and loose most of their valuable vitamins if standing for a long time. I bought a little book with wonderful recipes; but I find I stick to the same recipe all the time, variating it only because I have other ingredients handy. I buy all organic. I deserve it. This recipe is for my husband and I: two apples, a small piece of ginger, a lime or lemon, a bunch of kale, 5 pieces of celery. All whole and well washed with water and a brush. Sometimes I change one ingredient for carrots, red cabbage or cucumber. Celery is almost always there, and it is the last to go through the juicer, to kind of clean in all the good greens that went before. I will look up my recipe book and share the name. Amazon shipped it really fast.
I cannot tell you much about the benefits, other than it makes me feel I am doing something really good for myself. My husband loves his juice, and always says he is drinking life. Loli

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Hi @peach414144, I have heard that downside but I get tons of fiber now and I’m still plugged up ☺ so was looking for juicing to see if there is a combination that helps with that and inflammation (to help me taper off of prednisone). The red cabbage juice my daughter made me is supposed to help with that so we will see. John

@loli

Hi John,

I started juicing after my oral scuamus cell carcinoma diagnosis, in preparation for what was coming up my way. I did juice three times a day. After almost five years, I still juice once a day, for breakfast. In my opinion, you would have to go out there, and buy your own juicer. You must just juice the amount of juice you are to drink right away. Fruit and veggies oxide very fast, and loose most of their valuable vitamins if standing for a long time. I bought a little book with wonderful recipes; but I find I stick to the same recipe all the time, variating it only because I have other ingredients handy. I buy all organic. I deserve it. This recipe is for my husband and I: two apples, a small piece of ginger, a lime or lemon, a bunch of kale, 5 pieces of celery. All whole and well washed with water and a brush. Sometimes I change one ingredient for carrots, red cabbage or cucumber. Celery is almost always there, and it is the last to go through the juicer, to kind of clean in all the good greens that went before. I will look up my recipe book and share the name. Amazon shipped it really fast.
I cannot tell you much about the benefits, other than it makes me feel I am doing something really good for myself. My husband loves his juice, and always says he is drinking life. Loli

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@loli, I usually buy a bag of organic pitted prunes when I can find them. It might make it interesting to juice the whole bag and see what happens when you drink it ☺

@loli

Hi John,

I started juicing after my oral scuamus cell carcinoma diagnosis, in preparation for what was coming up my way. I did juice three times a day. After almost five years, I still juice once a day, for breakfast. In my opinion, you would have to go out there, and buy your own juicer. You must just juice the amount of juice you are to drink right away. Fruit and veggies oxide very fast, and loose most of their valuable vitamins if standing for a long time. I bought a little book with wonderful recipes; but I find I stick to the same recipe all the time, variating it only because I have other ingredients handy. I buy all organic. I deserve it. This recipe is for my husband and I: two apples, a small piece of ginger, a lime or lemon, a bunch of kale, 5 pieces of celery. All whole and well washed with water and a brush. Sometimes I change one ingredient for carrots, red cabbage or cucumber. Celery is almost always there, and it is the last to go through the juicer, to kind of clean in all the good greens that went before. I will look up my recipe book and share the name. Amazon shipped it really fast.
I cannot tell you much about the benefits, other than it makes me feel I am doing something really good for myself. My husband loves his juice, and always says he is drinking life. Loli

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sjogrens syndrone can constipate no matter what you do. every little thing matters. good luck.

@loli

Hi John,

I started juicing after my oral scuamus cell carcinoma diagnosis, in preparation for what was coming up my way. I did juice three times a day. After almost five years, I still juice once a day, for breakfast. In my opinion, you would have to go out there, and buy your own juicer. You must just juice the amount of juice you are to drink right away. Fruit and veggies oxide very fast, and loose most of their valuable vitamins if standing for a long time. I bought a little book with wonderful recipes; but I find I stick to the same recipe all the time, variating it only because I have other ingredients handy. I buy all organic. I deserve it. This recipe is for my husband and I: two apples, a small piece of ginger, a lime or lemon, a bunch of kale, 5 pieces of celery. All whole and well washed with water and a brush. Sometimes I change one ingredient for carrots, red cabbage or cucumber. Celery is almost always there, and it is the last to go through the juicer, to kind of clean in all the good greens that went before. I will look up my recipe book and share the name. Amazon shipped it really fast.
I cannot tell you much about the benefits, other than it makes me feel I am doing something really good for myself. My husband loves his juice, and always says he is drinking life. Loli

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pineapple? low in calories, high in fiber.

@loli

Hi John,

I started juicing after my oral scuamus cell carcinoma diagnosis, in preparation for what was coming up my way. I did juice three times a day. After almost five years, I still juice once a day, for breakfast. In my opinion, you would have to go out there, and buy your own juicer. You must just juice the amount of juice you are to drink right away. Fruit and veggies oxide very fast, and loose most of their valuable vitamins if standing for a long time. I bought a little book with wonderful recipes; but I find I stick to the same recipe all the time, variating it only because I have other ingredients handy. I buy all organic. I deserve it. This recipe is for my husband and I: two apples, a small piece of ginger, a lime or lemon, a bunch of kale, 5 pieces of celery. All whole and well washed with water and a brush. Sometimes I change one ingredient for carrots, red cabbage or cucumber. Celery is almost always there, and it is the last to go through the juicer, to kind of clean in all the good greens that went before. I will look up my recipe book and share the name. Amazon shipped it really fast.
I cannot tell you much about the benefits, other than it makes me feel I am doing something really good for myself. My husband loves his juice, and always says he is drinking life. Loli

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it is not as much as the cabbage juice as actually the cabbage itself that works much better than the juice. but hey, the juice is healthy.

@loli

Hi John,

I started juicing after my oral scuamus cell carcinoma diagnosis, in preparation for what was coming up my way. I did juice three times a day. After almost five years, I still juice once a day, for breakfast. In my opinion, you would have to go out there, and buy your own juicer. You must just juice the amount of juice you are to drink right away. Fruit and veggies oxide very fast, and loose most of their valuable vitamins if standing for a long time. I bought a little book with wonderful recipes; but I find I stick to the same recipe all the time, variating it only because I have other ingredients handy. I buy all organic. I deserve it. This recipe is for my husband and I: two apples, a small piece of ginger, a lime or lemon, a bunch of kale, 5 pieces of celery. All whole and well washed with water and a brush. Sometimes I change one ingredient for carrots, red cabbage or cucumber. Celery is almost always there, and it is the last to go through the juicer, to kind of clean in all the good greens that went before. I will look up my recipe book and share the name. Amazon shipped it really fast.
I cannot tell you much about the benefits, other than it makes me feel I am doing something really good for myself. My husband loves his juice, and always says he is drinking life. Loli

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@peach414144, Sjogren’s can go in either direction. In the beginning I had diarrhea and taking less Hydroxychloroquine helped a lot. I’m now pretty normal without diarrhea or constipation.

@loli

Hi John,

I started juicing after my oral scuamus cell carcinoma diagnosis, in preparation for what was coming up my way. I did juice three times a day. After almost five years, I still juice once a day, for breakfast. In my opinion, you would have to go out there, and buy your own juicer. You must just juice the amount of juice you are to drink right away. Fruit and veggies oxide very fast, and loose most of their valuable vitamins if standing for a long time. I bought a little book with wonderful recipes; but I find I stick to the same recipe all the time, variating it only because I have other ingredients handy. I buy all organic. I deserve it. This recipe is for my husband and I: two apples, a small piece of ginger, a lime or lemon, a bunch of kale, 5 pieces of celery. All whole and well washed with water and a brush. Sometimes I change one ingredient for carrots, red cabbage or cucumber. Celery is almost always there, and it is the last to go through the juicer, to kind of clean in all the good greens that went before. I will look up my recipe book and share the name. Amazon shipped it really fast.
I cannot tell you much about the benefits, other than it makes me feel I am doing something really good for myself. My husband loves his juice, and always says he is drinking life. Loli

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yes, you are correct sjogrens does go both ways. so when it goes to constipation thats when the kiwi’s come into being. boy, they usually do the job. it’s all wait ans see. then bring out the rest of the organic fruits and vegetables and try, try again. and, whenever you are out shopping or whatever, make sure you know where all the rest rooms are located. even when driving i know w here the clean rest rooms are at the gasoline stations. sounds funny but it helps.

i forgot OATMEAL.

@loli

Hi John,

I started juicing after my oral scuamus cell carcinoma diagnosis, in preparation for what was coming up my way. I did juice three times a day. After almost five years, I still juice once a day, for breakfast. In my opinion, you would have to go out there, and buy your own juicer. You must just juice the amount of juice you are to drink right away. Fruit and veggies oxide very fast, and loose most of their valuable vitamins if standing for a long time. I bought a little book with wonderful recipes; but I find I stick to the same recipe all the time, variating it only because I have other ingredients handy. I buy all organic. I deserve it. This recipe is for my husband and I: two apples, a small piece of ginger, a lime or lemon, a bunch of kale, 5 pieces of celery. All whole and well washed with water and a brush. Sometimes I change one ingredient for carrots, red cabbage or cucumber. Celery is almost always there, and it is the last to go through the juicer, to kind of clean in all the good greens that went before. I will look up my recipe book and share the name. Amazon shipped it really fast.
I cannot tell you much about the benefits, other than it makes me feel I am doing something really good for myself. My husband loves his juice, and always says he is drinking life. Loli

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Reminds me of one of my favorite sayings – “any port in a storm”. ☺ …love kiwi’s.

@loli

Hi John,

I started juicing after my oral scuamus cell carcinoma diagnosis, in preparation for what was coming up my way. I did juice three times a day. After almost five years, I still juice once a day, for breakfast. In my opinion, you would have to go out there, and buy your own juicer. You must just juice the amount of juice you are to drink right away. Fruit and veggies oxide very fast, and loose most of their valuable vitamins if standing for a long time. I bought a little book with wonderful recipes; but I find I stick to the same recipe all the time, variating it only because I have other ingredients handy. I buy all organic. I deserve it. This recipe is for my husband and I: two apples, a small piece of ginger, a lime or lemon, a bunch of kale, 5 pieces of celery. All whole and well washed with water and a brush. Sometimes I change one ingredient for carrots, red cabbage or cucumber. Celery is almost always there, and it is the last to go through the juicer, to kind of clean in all the good greens that went before. I will look up my recipe book and share the name. Amazon shipped it really fast.
I cannot tell you much about the benefits, other than it makes me feel I am doing something really good for myself. My husband loves his juice, and always says he is drinking life. Loli

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I just remembered! Add fresh aloe to your juice and forget about constipation forever! It makes the juice thick but is worth the try. Go easy on it at first. You can find fresh aloe in any hispanic store. Loli

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