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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:03 pm    Post subject: Thinking about starting the juicing lifestyle. Reply with quote

I have heard wonderful things about do-it yourself juicing through the use of juice extractors and the benefits of natural, micro-nutrition. I am thinking about buying one of my own and have my eye on a $60 one, the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor 67650. There are other models, including the Black & Decker JE2200B for $40. Does anyone have any experience with juicers and which ones are best? Any bad experiences with these two models in particular?

Any experiences, good or not, with juicing?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My neighbors threw out an awesome juicer. My dad got me another little pusher thing and it was good to go. Fantastic juicer. Well, the only problem is it's sorta expensive and time consuming. Orange juice at the store is like $3 a gallon, and then you'd probably need like....$10+ worth of oranges to make the same amount of orange juice? And you gotta peel them and all that. But, on the flip side, the juice is positively amazing, and tastes pretty much nothing like juice from the store, even the not from concentrate juice.

I'd say it's good to try. If you wanna go cheap, well, I went as cheap as possible, from the trash. But if you wanna go cheap, look on craigslist and see if someone's selling a used one. You might be plenty happy with what's available used. But I pretty much buy used everything, and many of my appliances are from the trash and quite good. Or Salvation Army/Goodwill might have one at a cheap price, I've seen them there for like $5-10.

Personally for me, I find it a bit more convenient to just throw fruit and veggies in a blender and add a little juice/water and drink it up as a smoothie. Juicer has to be cleaned out and all that, it's a hassle.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The juice at the store, supposedly, has a lot of the nutrients processed out and the ingredients aren't as fresh and there could be preservatives. If I were to juice, I wouldn't juice oranges too often. I would want a juice full of several different fruits and veggies with an orange being one of them so I would need a juicer that is capable of handling a variety of items, like beets, carrots, and other roots like various squashes and maybe sweet potatoes. I would also like to add celery to my juices. Celery seems like it would be easy for most juicers since it's not too dense.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I highly recommend fresh juicing, though it can get a bit messy. Mine is a KitchenAid brand one that I don't see on Amazon, maybe they don't make it anymore?

Can I tell you how relieved I am that your "juicing lifestyle" meant fresh juice and not steroids? Laughing

Ooh, found one on eBay:

http://compare.ebay.com/like/300725203291?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nom nom, steroids. That's a different discussion, my opinions on those, but yeah.

Anyway, my juicer is pretty strong. It's an Omega Juicer. I think it's pretty great.
http://www.omega8006juicer.com/product_images/r/981/omega_juicer_9000w__68908_zoom.jpg Pretty much like that. Also does separate pulp quite well.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Jack LeLane juicer and love it. It doesn't make as clear of juice as a higher dollar juicer, but it makes juice! Have you seen "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead"? It's incredible what fresh juice can do to a fat, sick person.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have thought about Jack Lelane juicers but they cost a bit more than I want to spend right now. I did find this:

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/waring-pro-jex328-juicer-health-juice-extractor?ID=62987&CategoryID=7554&LinkType=PDPZ1

It's comes with a stainless steel cup and got 4 stars out of 5 with 38 rating. It's also $60 just like the Hamilton Beech model.

Aharon, I just watched it although it's not what originally inspired me. I have thought about juicing for some time. Last time I check juicers, they were all over a hundred bucks though and I obsessed on fiber and rationalized that all juicers do is remove fiber which helps the body. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on something I thought was just fruit without fiber when I can go to the store, buy raw fruits and veggies and just eat them without doing anything but washing them first.

I am convinced the concentration of natural occurring vitamins and minerals might be worth trying out and I can rest assured there will be no added salt. V8 loves to load their veggie juice with salt and the lower sodium option doesn't taste as good.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd recommend Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. Its a pretty good documentary on the subject. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1227378/

edit: just saw somebody else recommended this a couple of posts above
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This doesn't exactly have to do with juicing, what I'm about to say, but... A special blender may be of some help, it is better than juicing in my opinion, because you get everything in the fruit/vegetable/ect. From what I hear a vitamix blender is the best, for making very drinkable and smooth drinks, it is expensive though.. about 200 bucks, it's still worth it. Fiber is very important and humans often lack proper amount of fiber in their diets. Juicing eliminates most of the fiber in fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices in your drink. I also wonder how much nutrition is lost in the pulp. But you could also grab the pulp from the back of the juicer and put it in your drink too, although I don't like it (It doesn't mix very well in my opinion).

I haven't used my juicer in awhile, although it's good. I honestly couldn't tell you the name right now, I forgot it. I think it's a black n decker though. I just blend fruit smoothies with lots of ginger and celery these days in my cheap infomercial blender, and eat the rest of my vegetables and fruit during the day. I find if I use too much of something like greens, ginger, garlic and other thigns in a juice drink or drink too much which really is not a lot, I feel sick. In a blender I can use way more of the healthy stuff like ginger and garlic as well as greens, without it making me feel sick. You may also want to be careful of juicing and drinking too much fruit, as it can cause weight gain, I forget why exactly or how it does this, it has been so long since I've juiced and done research, but consuming a lot of fruit juice at once can be bad for you.

It's all healthy though when done correctly.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rofl

I read this thread title and thought you were thinking about getting into 'roids. Was about to come in and tell you NO!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree about just doing smoothies- is there a real difference, nutrient-wise?

Even if the nutrients hadn't been processed out of the store-bought juice,
the amount of sugar added to it can be higher than many regular sodas.

I have an Oster 18 speed blender that I love (I bought it cause it was cheap, and I like it)
but if I were going to buy a new small appliance of any sort, I would make it a Hamilton Beach-
my family's always had good experiences with them.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pondering wrote:

I find if I use too much of something like greens, ginger, garlic and other thigns in a juice drink or drink too much which really is not a lot, I feel sick. In a blender I can use way more of the healthy stuff like ginger and garlic as well as greens, without it making me feel sick.

Read something (I've forgotten where it was published now, of course Rolling Eyes ) a while back about the widespread misconception that liquid-y foods are easier to digest (think the whole cliche about soups when one is sick, etc) when in fact it's the opposite: liquids are amorphous, and harder for our digestive system to process.
Pondering wrote:
You may also want to be careful of juicing and drinking too much fruit, as it can cause weight gain, I forget why exactly or how it does this, it has been so long since I've juiced and done research, but consuming a lot of fruit juice at once can be bad for you.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ValentineWiggin wrote:
Pondering wrote:

I find if I use too much of something like greens, ginger, garlic and other thigns in a juice drink or drink too much which really is not a lot, I feel sick. In a blender I can use way more of the healthy stuff like ginger and garlic as well as greens, without it making me feel sick.


Read something (I've forgotten where it was published now, of course Rolling Eyes ) a while back about the widespread misconception that liquid-y foods are easier to digest (think the whole cliche about soups when one is sick, etc) when in fact it's the opposite: liquids are amorphous, and harder for our digestive system to process.

Pondering wrote:
You may also want to be careful of juicing and drinking too much fruit, as it can cause weight gain, I forget why exactly or how it does this, it has been so long since I've juiced and done research, but consuming a lot of fruit juice at once can be bad for you.


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The fiber in smoothies or shakes certainly helps digestion. Now going to the toilet is a wonderful experience which I look forward to every time!.. Teehee Embarassedmonkeywtg When drinking the juice, nothing really changed. I would recommend juicing greens though. Not a whole lot, since it takes a lot of greens to make just a little bit of juice. You could be drinking way too much nutrients in one sitting, way too fast for your body to handle well. That's one of the reasons I became sick, another was the intense taste of just a little bit of garlic or ginger in the juice that overpowers it. I literally barfed all over one time combining a small clove of garlic in with a large amount of juice. It only took a small drink, then BLARGHHH!!! Wow it was hot and burning juice too... Due to the garlic being juiced instead of being blended. With a blender, it's way different. I use Two tablespoon ginger with a fruit smoothie, or garlic and ginger in a green smoothie. The ginger makes things sweeter tasting, the garlic isn't even noticeable with the ginger and greens. With juice, it's all a perfect drink for someone who's bulimic and looking to purge without having the shove the finger down their throat.

Yes it is the sugar, but that's not all. I can't really be bothered right now to look anything up though.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved it made me more healthy and positive i say do it nothing to loss besides fat and if you got the cash for great quality i think the vitamix are the best i had you waste nothing and get all the enzymes from the cells Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I chuckled when I read this article earlier. Seems in todays Venezuela, having a juicer would a plus politically. Chavez is such a micro manager that he wants the people of Venezuela to drink more juice.

"Hugo Chavez: “Let Them Drink Juice”"

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/07/23/hugo-chavez-let-them-drink-juice/

Wish I had more to add! I enjoy eating fruit, but I'm not a juice drinker.
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