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Discussion: Juicing To Heal & Strengthen

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Jan. 9, 2013
surf88
Men's 60
885 posts
Juicing To Heal & Strengthen
I recently met with a doctor in Colorado to discuss some medical challenges. In the meeting, I was told to start juicing with wheat grass and other antioxidant vegetables and fruits.

I was hoping that perhaps some of you out there may have some nutritional experience and/or juicing recipes to share with me. I would sure appreciate any recommendations.

Thanks for your time and input. Hope to see you on the fields in the year ahead.
Ed Andrews
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Jan. 9, 2013
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Ed, my Radiation/Oncology team recommened I eat more raw vegetables and fruit. As well as a good one a day vitamin suppliment. And as little sugar as possible. As well as little or no fast foods for obvious reasons.
I asked about the sugar in the fruit, and was told thats good sugar. Go figure.
I like the idea of juicing, after the radiation therapy on my throat I have swallowing issues. Thanks for the tip.
Jan. 10, 2013
MurrayW
Men's 50
92 posts
Ed, check out the Gerson Institute for information and juice recommendations. We have the Norwalk juicer at work and get all kinds of fresh juices daily. A fantastic benefit.
http://gerson.org/gerpress/faqs-juicing/

Good luck with your juicing and I hope that you are able to beat back some of those medical challenges.
Jan. 10, 2013
surf88
Men's 60
885 posts
Thank you guys. I will check them out. Really appreciate it.If you are going to be in Tucson, please look me up. Playing 60AAA with Desperados of New Mexico.
Ed
Jan. 12, 2013
HJ
Men's 70
442 posts
Regular white sugar is 55% glucose and 45% fructose. The predominant sugar in fruit is fructose which is linked to many bad things. As a lo carber I forego all fruit. Many fruits have been genetically altered and selectively developed to be sweeter (more sugar) than occurred in nature. If you want fruit, eat berries mostly since they are high in the good stuff and relatively low in sugar. All sugar adds to inflammation in the body. Sugars are quickly digested carbohydrates. Note: carbohydrates are not essential nutrients. You can survive quite well with no carbs at all. You will die if you don't eat protein or fat. Dietitians will tell you you need carbs for "energy." This is BS.
Some limited carbs are helpful after a workout to stop muscle degeneration and start healing, but carbs are not essential. Anyone with belly fat should think long and hard about any carb ingestion.
Jan. 17, 2013
HJ
Men's 70
442 posts
E4/E6- no disrespect to your docs, but there is no good sugar to eat. The issue is whether on balance fruit is doing more good than the sugar in it is doing harm.
I previously advised to eat berries if you want to eat fruit. Besides being lo in sugar than are high in the good stuff.
The following is from Time magazine online todaytalking about strawberries and blueberries:

"Young and middle-aged women who ate three or more servings of these fruits per week were found to reduce their risk of heart attack by as much as one-third.

Blueberries and strawberries contain high levels of naturally occurring compounds called dietary flavonoids, also found in grapes and wine, blackberries, eggplant, and other fruits and vegetables. A specific sub-class of flavonoids, called anthocyanins, may help dilate arteries, counter the buildup of plaque and provide other cardiovascular benefits, according to the study.

"Blueberries and strawberries can easily be incorporated into what women eat every week," says Eric Rimm, senior author and professor at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. "This simple dietary change could have a significant impact on prevention efforts."'

These heart benefits most likely apply to men,too.
Jan. 17, 2013
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
HJ thats pretty much what my Dr's told me, however they also told me the sugars in fruit were far more diluted then what we get from "alternate sources", that is what I am guessing they meant by good sugar.
Thanks for the info...
Jan. 17, 2013
HJ
Men's 70
442 posts
My problem is doctors say fruit is Ok and never say what fruit and how much. Some fruits are clearly very high in fructose with little health benefits. The dilution is different depending on the fruit. Blueberries and strawberry have highly diluted sugar which is better.
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