Su Ba wrote:The one thing I don't get about the juicing thing is that you're taking out the fiber, something that our body gut flora needs. Then you're looking into options of putting fiber back into your diet. Huh? I don't get it. Maybe it's just me and that fact that I'm old, but I'd rather eat the whole shebang. Blend it up and make a veggie smoothie out of it at least. And I have I objection to my smoothies being in actuality - chunkies.
Su Ba wrote:Gail, that post sounded like I was intent on insulting you. No way! I didn't mean that. It's just that I personally don't understand the juicing trend. Maybe I'm just missing something and don't get it.
Xisca Nicolas wrote:
Pear juice is supposed to be one of the richest stuff concerning fiber.
Xisca Nicolas wrote:CJ, haha, we agree on 1 thing, JUICE has fiber!
Also, fiber is a different matter if you talk about veggies or fruits.
I do not drink fruit juice because fiber is needed with the fructose intake. Essential.
Obesity stems from the appetite being deceived by the unnatural concentration present in white flour and in sugar, so that a person eats too much. For example, the average consumption of sugar today is about 5 oz. per head per day (against less than 1 oz. about a century ago). This 5 oz. is contained in nearly 3 lb. of sugar-beet or in up to a score of ordinary apples. Who would consume this quantity of sugar in its natural, dilute form? The same argument applies to white bread, and other articles containing white flour, as compared with unrefined wholemeal bread.
By following Rule 2, above, the natural fibre (roughage) is restored to the diet, and the natural dilution is restored also. As a result the appetite can again be allowed to regulate the amount to be eaten, as it is designed to do, and we can ignore any question of calories, just as all creatures in the wild state ignore them (and they never suffer from overweight).