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   Posted 10/10/2007 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all, I am new to this forum. I'm glad I found it.
I have IBS-C & have recently started juicing. I do recommend BTW. Anyways, I just read that Yams are a good one to use.
Silly question but do I just cut a sweet potato & put in the juicer? I am guessing I remove the skin.
Do they need to be cooked at all to soften them?
I have used beets & boiled them first for like an hour since they are so hard.
Any advice is helpful, thanks.

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   Posted 10/11/2007 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hmm, I don't think I've heard of anyone on here juicing veggies. Most people can't go raw veggies because they're hard to digest; juicing may be a good alternative to get the vitamins and other good things, without getting all that insoluable fiber that some people's bodies just don't process too well.

Sweet potatoes are almost as hard raw as a white potato, so I would think that you would need to cook them first before putting them in the blender. However, I don't know that sweet potatoes will "juice". Beets have a lot of moisture, but I would think that a sweet potato would just become a sweet potato puree. Anyways, bake them in a microwave or oven because when you boil something, some of the vitamins will leech out into the boiling water and get thrown away. Cook with the skin on to keep the juices in as much as possible, then yes, peel before you grind it up. While potato peels are supposed to be good for you, I don't think they'd drink too well!

I don't know if you're also doing fruit juice, but a LOT of people on here have trouble with fruit juices. I think apple juice is pretty much universally a problem. Apple juice is something of a natural laxative anyways (although in people with C it just seems to give them worse gas and cramping), but in other fruits it seems that the acid is probably the major source of the problem (gas, cramping, D). You might want to stay away from fruit juices or at least mix them in with vegetable juices to cut down on them. Cooked fruits, however, seem to be better tolerated. Bananas are one of the few fruits without acid in them, and they are a natural constipator--good if you get D, not good if you are prone to C!

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   Posted 10/11/2007 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Did either of you see the episode on Oprah with Jerry Seinfelds wife and how she is using veggies in everything by making puree and keeping it on hand to add to things. It really was amazing and they said everything tasted so good. I am REALLY bad getting my veggies, now if I could only buy the puree already done. Maybe that is next for her. Guess I could use baby food. Anyway, it was a whole new concept on getting people to eat veggies. Even put things is delicious brownies. Has a cook book out now.

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   Posted 10/11/2007 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
<<if I could only buy the puree already done.>>

Definitely baby food. If you look at the ingredients, you'll see the vegetable, water and maybe some salt.

I know my mother makes some muffins with plum baby food that are awfully good! I assume that when you do baked goods with purees, you can skip the oils, the same as they tell you to use applesauce in order to skip the oil.

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   Posted 10/11/2007 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   

I was thinking of the baby foods too.  They use baby food carrots in carrot cakes.  So why go through all the hard work when it is done for you. :)

Just my 2 cents worth.

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   Posted 10/11/2007 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
This was really weird stuff, like spinach in brownies and coating chicken tenders with sweet potatoes. Things where you use broccoli. They had some Macaroni that has something, maybe cauliflower in it. Everybody was raving about the food and the kids were loving it. My guess is the baby food may not be as nutritious but then it is baby food. If I had a family I would definetly get this book and try these things but for just me. Forget it.
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