Home juicing

By Rottenralph Latest Reply 2011-11-14 19:06:12 -0600
Started 2011-11-13 17:52:01 -0600

Have type2 diabetes need information on do's and don'ts of home juicing

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11 replies

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-14 19:06:12 -0600 Report

I have heard if done correctly, can be very benifical (sp?). I do believe there was a video on this on our home page. Maybe that will help?

VAlexys 2011-11-13 22:25:37 -0600 Report

I have Type 1 diabetes and I am on an insulin pump. I'm thinking about getting a juicer and would like some advice.

Kirla 2011-11-13 19:36:24 -0600 Report

I’m not too sure that juicing would be good for diabetics. The juice machine I had took all the fiber out of the vegetables and fruits. Recently seen on TV were they had a juicer that didn’t separate the fiber. It just juiced everything, no waste. If your machine is like that then juicing might be ok. I wouldn’t juice much fruit though. Some people claim that berries are ok in small serving. Maybe ¼ - ½ a cup. If you like berries and have one of the machines that don’t separate the fiber maybe it can work. As a diabetic we need the fiber it helps slow down the blood sugar getting into the blood.

Rottenralph 2011-11-13 20:43:31 -0600 Report

Thank you for your reply I do save the fiber from the juicing and use it in making other high fiber soup stocks.

Kirla 2011-11-13 21:19:27 -0600 Report

To see if juicing is good for you, you need to test your blood sugar before and about 30 minutes after drinking it. Maybe checking 30 minutes and 1 hour might be better to see when you peak from the juice. If it does spike your blood sugar just eat some fish, chicken, hard boiled egg, beef, turkey or pork with your juice. I found that 2-3 ounces will offset the carbs and prevent the spikes. I wouldn’t recommend you drink more than 8 oz of it at a time. By testing your blood sugar you will have to either increase the meat or decrease the juice or maybe a little of both until you find a balance that will not spike your blood sugar.

jayabee52 2011-11-13 19:49:13 -0600 Report

You're talking about a Vitamix-like machine Kevin? Kinda like a blender on steroids!

I am considering buying one of those to juice my veggies so I get all of the fiber in the vegetables. I believe it would be also good for fruit in that the fiber is left in there.

I am considering that because I want to change my meal plan to one which would build up my kidneys' filtering capacity. I am told that protein is hard for the kidneys to filter out, so I am wanting to give my kidneys a rest for a while from having to work so hard filtering out proteins.

Kirla 2011-11-13 21:10:37 -0600 Report

Last time I evaluated my diet on sparkpeople I was getting most of my calories from fat. About 60% of my diet is from fat. Most of the fat I eat is from nuts, seeds and vegetable sources. I found eating a high fat diet was ok as long as I don’t go over 10-12 % of total calories from saturated fat. For me I can have about 200-250 calories of saturated fat a day. That’s about 25 grams a day. Eating a high protein diet is not good either. I found that I consume about 18% of my calories from protein. Even though I drink a high protein shake for breakfast I found that I don’t really eat too much protein. Carbs I was getting around 22% of my diet from carbs. Mostly from low carb vegetables. The only thing I eat above the 5-6 net carb per serving is the chana dal. I make a bean dip out of it to help with the vegetables. I used to eat it like a thick soup, then one day I started to mix my broccoli with it and found a perfect match. My bean dip using the chana dal is low carbs also.

Got to watch the fruit. I believe small amounts of berries is ok. If you juice them with the vegetables it may be ok. A lot of juice recipes had me mix an apple with the vegetables. Some people claim they can eat maybe half an apple. Then mixing half an apple might work with the vegetables. You know how to use your meter to test the foods you eat. I found that eating some fish, chicken, hard boiled egg or a small serving of beef or pork will help prevent blood sugar spikes. Turkey will work great so if you have left over turkey for thanksgiving it will be good to use maybe 2-3 oz with your vegetables-fruit juice. Didn’t mean to juice the turkey just eat it when you drink the juice.

Rottenralph 2011-11-13 21:24:12 -0600 Report

I've been a bad boy when it comes to checking what I eat day to day ! However I'm changing the way I think, have started a day to day log which I should have done long ago.

I'm going to check out that turkey with my juicing see how that works out !

Kirla 2011-11-13 21:42:56 -0600 Report

When diagnosed my A1C was 14.1 and fasting blood sugar was 366. By drinking 8+ glasses of water and eating lots of low carb vegetables and reducing high carb starchy foods I was able to bring down my blood sugar to almost normal numbers in about 6 weeks. I believe in testing before and after each meal. I also believe we should be testing about 1 hour after eating to see how high we peak after eating. I only recommend the 30 minutes because I think that the juice might spike your blood sugar earlier. Adding some protein to your meals will also help prevent blood sugar spikes.

After several weeks you should have a good idea what spikes your blood sugar and maybe can cut back to only a few times a day. I found that by testing breakfast on Monday and lunch on Tuesday and dinner on Wednesday and fasting and before bed on Thursday and maybe testing in the middle of the night if you get up to pee once in awhile should give you a good picture of how your blood sugar is doing.

Rottenralph 2011-11-13 20:59:44 -0600 Report

The machine I have is about 8 to 10 years old But still works pretty well,
I like to juice because I'll drink a mix of vegetables that I wouldn't eat.
Then I'll use all the fiber that I save for soup stocks, also add them to things
like pigs in a blanket, stuffed bell peppers, and so on.

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