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Old 08-07-2013, 01:10 PM
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Is there any commercial vegetable juice that is good? V8 is still going strong, it seems to have quite a market. Instead of drinking stuff we know is crap like soda and similar, is there any veg/fruit juices that are actually good for you that you can buy?
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:43 PM
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Of all the commercial crap, canned tomato is your best choice.

Fresh, as in juiced right before your eyes is best.
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I buy Kirkland signature Bolthouse Farms Organic 100% Carrot Juice from Costco. The carrots are supposed to be from organic farms in California. Each 1 quart bottle is supposed to contain the juice of 17 carrots. 3-1qt. bottles are $6-$7.

I get the Pom pomegranate juice there too, good price especially when it's on sale. I also drink pure juices like cranberry, but only the ones with no sugar added...no "cocktail" junk.
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K2C, your drinks sound yummy.

There are dried powders you can mix into water like wheatgrass or alfalfa.

Do you have a blender? If you have a vitamix blender (others would work too but may not blend to a fine consistency - not sure) it's a breeze to make a smoothie with powerful ingredients that can enhance your health. For example, if your liver needs some TLC (and who's liver doesn't) you can make a blend of: 1 apple, 1 cucumber, 1 lemon, 1 piece kale, 1/4 beet, 1 tsp. olive oil, and 2 T. flaxseeds. This was given to me at a health convention from Dr. Ellen Tart-Jensen. You can add milk thistle and dandelion root to the blend as well to enhance the benefit.

You can get simple Chlorophyll and pour it into filtered water for an alkalizing drink too.
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I mix Chlorella with a little juice every morning, just shake in a small mason jar. I just have an old blender, no juicer. Also, never felt driven enough to go through the trouble of making smoothies, although I absolutely know they are healthy for you. I do use lemon, flaxseeds, milk thistle and olive oil daily, but not as a prepared juice.

I heard a woman on the radio who wrote a book on pH saying that people could take 1/2 to 1 teaspoon daily of baking soda to make their body more alkaline. I take a 1/2 teaspoon of Bob's Red Mill aluminum-free baking soda in water sometimes for heartburn, works well.
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I mix Chlorella with a little juice every morning, just shake in a small mason jar. I just have an old blender, no juicer. Also, never felt driven enough to go through the trouble of making smoothies, although I absolutely know they are healthy for you. I do use lemon, flaxseeds, milk thistle and olive oil daily, but not as a prepared juice.

I heard a woman on the radio who wrote a book on pH saying that people could take 1/2 to 1 teaspoon daily of baking soda to make their body more alkaline. I take a 1/2 teaspoon of Bob's Red Mill aluminum-free baking soda in water sometimes for heartburn, works well.
K2C, I didn't know how incredible a vitamix would be until we got it. Your blender might do the same. This is what it did this morning: blended a whole lemon, 4 inch piece of fresh ginger, fresh kale, cherries, apple, milk thistle, beet, dandelion root and olive oil, flax seeds into a smooth and delicious smoothie. It'll empower you to eat this way.

Your drink sounds really good. Is your husband on board with health, too?
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Cyber-Junkie, I also buy Northland and Ocean Spray juices in large supermarkets like Kroger that are pretty good. You have to only buy the ones that specifically state on the label 100% Juice and No Sugar Added. I usually wait until those are on sale too, and buy a bunch of them.

I rarely drink a full glass of juice, but mix it with plain, sodium free, carbonated water (seltzer). I buy the Canada Dry plain seltzer when on sale, usually $1 for a 2 liter bottle or less...then I stock up.
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I buy Kirkland signature Bolthouse Farms Organic 100% Carrot Juice from Costco .

I used to drink it too, then I quit.


Ever notice how it tastes the same, all season long? Spring, summer, fall, it ALWAYS has the same flavor, doesn't it? The flavor of fresh carrots changes continually, so why doesn't the juice?

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You’ve been making assumptions based on logic. The food industry follows its own logic because of the economies of scale. What works for you in your kitchen when making a glass or two of juice simply won’t work when trying to process thousands upon thousands of gallons of the stuff. Haven’t you ever wondered why every glass of juice tastes the same, no matter where in the world you buy it or what time of year you’re drinking it in?
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Never noticed that, guess I don't drink it often enough to notice, but I like the convenience.
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Beware of fruit juices that say 100% juice. That Ocean Spray 100% Cranberry Juice contains NO JUICE. It is reconstituted from juice concentrate and has added "artificial flavors" which could be anything. I was suspicious that it tasted so sweet when cranberries are naturally extremely sour -- even more so than lemons. Take another look at that label.
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