Pulp Fiction: The real deal to juicing

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Pulp Fiction: The real deal to juicing

Mijune Pak — WE Vancouver
July 28, 2014 02:49 PM

To juice, or not to juice?

I’ve never jumped on the juicing bandwagon although I am an amateur “at-home” juicer. I just never saw much point in buying juice when I could do it at home.

Almost any combination of fruits and vegetables is delicious, and you can’t really go wrong from a flavour aspect except if you add too many raw beets (which made me cough uncontrollably and gag). Don’t do it – they’re hard to digest.

I also don’t consider juice or smoothies meal replacements and, at $6+ along side a meal, I don’t see value.

I have never written about this growing “trend” (I dislike the word because detoxification and juicing first came up back in the early 1900s), because I knew little about it.

However, I recently got to ask my million questions at The Juice Truck storefront opening at 28 West 5th. Read the full story.

 

2 Comments

  • Yves Farges says:

    Great article (as usual) bringing up the point that fresh juice is a sugar bomb (true) but I think the main benefit of juice trucks and juice bars is to move people away from processed fruit ‘drinks’ and certainly AWAY from soft drinks.

    The next step will be fruit drinks to real, whole fruit.

    I have a Hurom myself, which has the advantage of having the juice and the fiber mass separated. The fruit fiber I freeze and incorporate into bread and other dishes.

    The juice is a caloric and vitamin boost in the short term. A glass of fresh juice is clearly a step up from the processed product sold in cartons (the product could have been stored for years in oxygen depleted tanks!), so in small, regular quantities you win. The vitamin boost of a concentrated juice is not to be underestimated, especially for people that think nothing of drinking a soft drink. 12 ounces of coca cola has as much sugar (40 grams) than freshly squeezed apple juice (39 grams) [source: http://authoritynutrition.com/fruit-juice-is-just-as-bad-as-soda/%5D So if you drink soft drinks, switch to the real juice for the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants … but if you want to reduce your sugar intake, head for the whole fruit & think about supplements.

  • Mohit says:

    Very nice blog.It is very knowledgeable and helpful.

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