Juice and smoothies, cause problems?

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Mywowgirl
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   Posted 1/8/2013 12:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Now, I know that raw fruits and vegetables can cause digestive issues for us; can drinking juice (like in a juice diet) get around those digestive issues? I am a huge fan of fruits and veggies, and I miss them! I've always liked V8, even the V-Fusions, and my husband and I got a magic bullet that can juice things. Let me know your feedback.
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   Posted 1/8/2013 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
This, like virtually all topics re food, have conflicting opinions. Like everything else, you have to give it a try and see if it works for you.

There are a few things you might not be aware of. Fruit juice most frequently contains highly concentrated fructose. I do not take it but if I did I would water if down by at least 50%. Also, current studies are showing that we need the fruit and veg in their natural state for optimal absorption. This is not well understood yet, but it seems that there is general agreement that you will not get the nutritional value out of juicing that you would get from eating the whole fruit or veg.

If I was going down your path I would eat smoothies. That is the whole fruit and veg pureed. You can also make savory smoothies that include meat and fish. That way you get easy to digest whole food including fat and protein.

A lot of food I make includes well cooked and seasoned veg that I puree into a "gravy" using a stick blender, that I add protein to. I make variations of Mexican, Indian, Greek, Italian and others this way. It is like a savory smoothie but the protein is not blended. It makes no sense but the thought of blending the protein sounds gross to me (all in my head)

Of course juicing organic fruit and juice just has to be better than eating fritos and deep fried krispy cremes.
Bottom line is, it depends on where you are at on the diet/food thing and what your body tells you.

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   Posted 1/8/2013 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
this is off topic, but your name is mywowgirl...do you play World of Warcraft?

I played that for 4 years straight.
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petittarte
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   Posted 1/8/2013 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a Crohnie who has no problems with raw fruit and veggies. I usually eat at least 2 -3 fruits per day plus a large salad for lunch and sometime diner too! If you don't have a problem with fruit than I wouldn't think that juice and smoothies would be a problem. If you do have issues with raw fruit I would try cooking it before putting it in a smoothie.

stereofidelic89
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   Posted 1/8/2013 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Mywowgirl, I would abstain from high sugar fruits, like anything of the tropical variety: oranges, pineapple, mango, etc... stick with raspberries which are generally low in sugar, maybe apple or banana if you can tolerate, but try to make your smoothies contain only 1 fruit to 2+ veggies.

Sugar is inflammatory.

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Red cabbage contains tons of phytonutrients that may help heal some ulcerations among the colon. I juiced carrots w/ red cabbage for a few months with success. :)

Mywowgirl
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   Posted 1/9/2013 1:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Somedude - Yes, I do play WoW. My husband calls me his WoWgirl, so that's what I use as my screen name for almost everything. smilewinkgrin

I'll try the 1 (fruit) to 3 (veggie) ratio for my smoothies and see how my body handles it. I don't like the idea of a savory smoothie....eww.... rolleyes Smoothies are what i was thinking when I said juicing...lol
Diagnosed 1/10/12
I am 28 years old.
Meds: Buspirone for anxiety, multi vitamin, vitamins d and c, trying to find an iron supplement that my body will digest and keep down, Oxycontin and Oxycodone for pain (working on weening from them), Prednisone, and Azathioprine. Had an allergic reaction to Remicade.
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