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Sep 5th, 2013, 22:09 PM  
MuffinTop
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Daft question re 'bits'

So I have tried to get into juicing/smoothies a few times in the past but I always end up dropping it because I just don't like 'bits' in my drinks. I know that a lot of the nutrients in fruit are in the skin, so if I juiced a load of stuff and then filtered out the bits, would I essentially be filtering out the healthiest and most beneficial part?
 
 
Sep 5th, 2013, 22:41 PM  
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You would be losing a lot of really good nutrients by filtering it, but at the same time you would certainly still be getting some good nutrients. I am a big fan of juicing. What are you using that is leaving so many bits?
 
Sep 6th, 2013, 08:24 AM  
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Technicality yes, but having a smoothie without the skin bits is better than not having one! I'm wondering what you're using to have bits left too though! I don't like fruit skin, so take it off even if I'm just eating an apple normally!
 
Sep 6th, 2013, 21:18 PM  
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I've tried various things, but the worst 'bits' offenders are things with seeds, like berries. I'm the same with yoghurts - they have to be completely smooth (I'm SUCH a picky eater!) I also hate when orange juice has pulpy bits in it. I should probably grow up and just drink it, shouldn't I?!
 
 
Sep 7th, 2013, 14:22 PM  
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My OHs the same! He's worse though cos he wouldn't even touch a smoothie
 
Sep 10th, 2013, 19:51 PM  
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I hate to say it but you might just want to experiment and try to chug the drink if you are having that much of a problem with it. That or try to blend it more, I hate that issue with strawberries recently and they have tiny bits but I still made it work.
 
 
Sep 11th, 2013, 23:32 PM  
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I have the same problem with bits... I also hate pulp in orange juice. I just have to chug the drink and try to swallow the bits. I can't sip it or drink it thru a straw.. yuk!

But the bits are probably the most nutritious parts!
 
Sep 12th, 2013, 16:48 PM  
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I don't mind juices or smoothies with bits. Did go through a phase of drinking lots of smoothies until someone mentioned that I'm eating a lot more sugar that I would normally (always though natural sugar was ok. obviously not ). Stands to reason... I did put on a bit of weight when I drank it like water
 
 
Sep 14th, 2013, 16:33 PM  
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I actually love the 'bits' in my juice. It just makes me feel like I'm taking the real thing. I also like the 'bits' in yogurt and marmalade. I even add my own 'bits' to some things just to get that crunchy feeling.
 
Sep 14th, 2013, 17:49 PM  
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I love the bits in orange juice, but not too keen on other bits! I avoid smoothies tbh as I hate that all shop bought ones taste like banana! Even if you get one that looks banana free it's still in there somewhere as a thickener! Too lazy to make my own
 
 
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