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There's no absolute "better" or "worse" for this type of substitution. It depends entirely on what problem you are trying to solve and what nutritional goals you are trying to achieve. To answer your question most literally — "Yes", you can satisfy your daily water requirements with fruit juice. There is sufficient water in virtually any fruit juice ...


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The emphasis on grains comes from the fact that the food pyramid is produced by the USDA and grain is a major crop that the organization is behind. You'll also find the major U.S. subsidies (dairy, corn, soy) will play highly in the "recommendations" that come from the organization. You will not be missing out on major nutrients if you choose to take ...


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Marketing the emphasis of certain foods as being beneficial to health will make key industries more money... Goes right along with the "milk does a body good", "beef, it's what's for dinner", and "High Fructose Corn Syrup is Corn Sugar" campaigns. Very little of what they say is based on scientifically proven facts and the recommendations made don't take ...


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You're supposed to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. 8-10 glasses of juice is a lot of excess calories and sugar. You might find yourself gaining weight at a rapid pace which maybe you want. It's like drinking soda. 355 mL can of Coca Cola = 39g of sugar 200 mL juice box of Trader Joe's White Grape Juice = 30g of sugar Just some thoughts to consider if ...


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Many fruits are high in carbohydrate, specifically fructose, which is not "slow" and has a number of effects that may be considered deleterious to one's metabolism.


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A good juicer gets a fair amount of skin, though how much nutrition is lost would depend a lot on the juicer. But it's not just about nutrients, it's about fiber. Fiber serves many purposes, including slowing the absorption of those nutrients and sugars (less insulin spike), and fiber is something the body needs. I don't see anything wrong with juicing, and ...


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You correctly identified the bad foods, so that's a good start. You haven't mentioned drinks; if you consume sugary drinks (even from fresh fruit) you better stop. The problem is that you replaced all of these with fruit and nuts. Fruit is quite overhyped. It is completely true that it is healthy. But you don't need that much nutrients. It's not like if you ...


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Disclaimer: I can't back any of this up with science. Eating a lot of fruit and vegetables, particularly juiced, and then not working out (as noted in your comment) might gain you some weight. (I bet it will be fat.) Foods are not fungible. If you want to gain weight without eating meat, take a look at questions on the topics of getting enough protein as a ...


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Have a look at Nutrition Data, it's a site that gives you all the details you need to do your own research on fruits and vegetables. It provides information on fat, protein and carbohydrates, what amino acids the food provides, etc.


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If you compare the nutrition of grains to veggies or to meat you will see the grains are largely worthless. Notice how most cereal are 'Fortified with vitamins and minerals!!!'. They do that cause otherwise there is no nutritional value. We evoloved to eat meat and veggies - not grains. Most people are to some degree alergic to gluten that is found in ...


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"If you eat one grapefruit per day for a whole month you will lose 3kg." Not exactly. However, below are 2 studies looking at grapefruit consumed prior to meals. They look at weight loss, as well as health factors like cholesterol and insulin resistance. (Note: these are not what is typically thought of as the "grapefruit diet".) A 12 week study ...


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At the risk of being a bit off-topic I have to say: Don't cut fruits off you diet to lower your carb intake. That's like putting sunflower oil in your engine, instead of the regular machine grade engine oil, because it's cheaper. You'll have seriously more benefits of consuming fruits over pretty much any other source of carbs, which you DO need do ...


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Fructose is the main reason, just keep them under control. A banana a day isn't bad, 30 a day is not the way to go for low carb.


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Accourding to the following, blending has no effect on fiber content per say. http://www.oprah.com/health/Does-Blending-Fruit-Reduce-Its-Fiber-Content Like the article says, the main issue, is that you digest a liquid faster than you do a solid. This is probably what your nutritionist means when she says the fiber becomes "more digestable". However, ...


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You can refer this WHFoods page about grapefruit, it is very detailed about the benefit of eating grapefruit. Check about the result of overdose nutrients here. And please don't consume drug with grapefruit, it is very dangerous, please refer to the page about grapefruit. By the way, World Healthiest Foods is a very good site about healthy food.



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