I was watching a clip made by banana girl about why we should only drink juice as a side and not as a whole food substitute.
I totally agree and see your reasoning, however there is something you didn''t address that I would love to have clarified.
I know for a fact that juicing is a no no, but what about if I sqeeze the oranges without the catcher and leave some of the fibre/pulp in the juice???
I know that I am not getting all the fibre out when I squeeze but there is still a significant amount I am squeezing out?
please tell me that its on par with eating whole foods and that It is permissible??
I agree, juicing is inferior. I wonder how much pulp would raise the vitality to the level of whole fruits..?
My opinion is that what you describe is fine. I think hand-squeezing oranges is ok, and adding some or all of the pulp to the juice is a great idea. In fact, this is what I do.
I think the problems arise when ALL of the fibre is removed mechanically. I personally don't think hand-squeezing oranges is a problem, as you will always have fibre left in the juice, especially if you leave the pulp in.
your opinions bring me comfort lol
also I eat whole foods as well, I do not just juice, I usually have my juice with my smoothies etc
surely thats enough fibre isnt it????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!
Haha, I think it is!
I have a feeling about mechanical juicers, something about the way that the juice is ripped from the pulp by centrifugal force, spinning round; it makes me think that the enzymes get all dizzy and confused :D Then they don't know what they're doing when they enter your body. It's not an especially scientific view, but intuitively I think there's something to it. Who knows?
I still have juice made from a machine every so often, and I enjoy it, but I think it's vastly inferior to hand-squeezed juice or whole foods.
OJ with pulp is fine Alex :)
So if pulp missing from oj is the problem.. then if you have pulp free oj mixed in with a banana smoothie wouldn't the fiber in that take care of it? But drinking it alone is bad for you?
Lauren I was thinking about adding OJ to my banana smoothy, have you tried it? it seems like a strange concoction
In general oj + nanas ain't a great combo (acid and sweet don't mix)...better to stick with proper food combining if you want optimal digestion :)
"In general oj + nanas ain't a great combo (acid and sweet don't mix)...better to stick with proper food combining if you want optimal digestion :)"
Where is that from? Orange juice has more sugar calorie for calorie than bananas.
Whenever there's OJ in the house I use it in my banana smoothies. Tastes great with blueberries or strawberries added into it too. I've never noticed any digestive problems from improper food combining. If I did I would stop.