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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:09 PM

i have a mixer/grinder(which i suppose is called a blender too) so i think i may try making smoothies (better since no loss of fibre!!)

also,i'd pleased to get one if i shift in a dorm but well!=(



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:46 PM

as a doctor in training,i should say have accutane,antibiotics, and diet has nothing to do with acne!

 

 

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Haha, so true!

 

Should I mix accutane and antibiotics in with my juice then? rolleyes.gif



>Agree. I use plain old blender too.  In fact, it's very old. A vintage Beehive blender probably built in the 50s or 60s.  You can use a mason jar instead of the big blender jar and then drink out of that jar.  And mason jars are trendy these days.  

Would a blender completely juice it? Like, no bits or anything. If so, I'll definitely get one of those since they're a lot cheaper. Actually, I'm pretty sure I was bought a blender one Christmas and someone has borrowed it and didn't returned it! I'll hunt them down today. 

 

My mum just bought a full set of mason jars with handles because of them being apparently 'trendy' right now. tongue.png

 

Using a blender would give your drink more texture than a juicer, that's the fiber. It would not be chunky, unless that's what you like. Most blenders do a nice job of making a really smooth concoction--a puree,I suppose. You do have to add some liquid to your fruits, veggies, etc. Liquid could be water, milk, milk alternative, juice. The idea behind blending and juicing are to break down the plant cell walls and make the nutrients locked inside easier to get to. This process is typically accomplished by chewing, however I don't know anyone who chews their food long enough to release as many nutrients as a machine. Processing your food first breaks it down partially so your stomach and small intestines have an easier job of digestion and absorption, maximizing your nutrition. Personally, I can't get by without the fiber because of my ibs. Plus I really like the thicker texture. When I use my smoothy as a meal, it is more filling and satisfying than just juice.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:48 PM

Going to get my blender back tomorrow. Remembered that my aunt borrowed it!

 

Just watched another eyeopening documentary called 'Hungry for Change' and wow has it changed my perspective on everything. I had no idea how much diet affects everything and I admit, I refused to believe it because I was too scared to face up to it. My lifestyle is terrible and I need to do something about it.

 

Tomorrow I will do the following:

  • Throw my remaining cigarettes in the trash - yes, I smoke and I wonder why I have acne? No more.
  • Getting my blender back! hifive.gif
  • Removing anything processed/unnatural out of my diet. I recently started eating white bread again...
  • Do some research on where I can source some organic fruit & veggies.

I really want to do this for not just my acne, but my health. My body needs to heal, because I've literally thrown everything at it; alcohol, cigarettes, sugar and a concoction drugs that lie in the foods I eat.


Edited by LewisS, 24 July 2013 - 05:48 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:51 PM

 

as a doctor in training,i should say have accutane,antibiotics, and diet has nothing to do with acne!

 

 

grinwink.gif

Haha, so true!

 

Should I mix accutane and antibiotics in with my juice then? rolleyes.gif



>Agree. I use plain old blender too.  In fact, it's very old. A vintage Beehive blender probably built in the 50s or 60s.  You can use a mason jar instead of the big blender jar and then drink out of that jar.  And mason jars are trendy these days.

 

Would a blender completely juice it? Like, no bits or anything. If so, I'll definitely get one of those since they're a lot cheaper. Actually, I'm pretty sure I was bought a blender one Christmas and someone has borrowed it and didn't returned it! I'll hunt them down today. 

 

My mum just bought a full set of mason jars with handles because of them being apparently 'trendy' right now. tongue.png

Using a blender would give your drink more texture than a juicer, that's the fiber. It would not be chunky, unless that's what you like. Most blenders do a nice job of making a really smooth concoction--a puree,I suppose. You do have to add some liquid to your fruits, veggies, etc. Liquid could be water, milk, milk alternative, juice. The idea behind blending and juicing are to break down the plant cell walls and make the nutrients locked inside easier to get to. This process is typically accomplished by chewing, however I don't know anyone who chews their food long enough to release as many nutrients as a machine. Processing your food first breaks it down partially so your stomach and small intestines have an easier job of digestion and absorption, maximizing your nutrition. Personally, I can't get by without the fiber because of my ibs. Plus I really like the thicker texture. When I use my smoothy as a meal, it is more filling and satisfying than just juice.

 

does cooking help anyway in breaking the cell walls??

 

also,blending helps keep the fibre!

 

 

Going to get my blender back tomorrow. Remembered that my aunt borrowed it!

 

Just watched another eyeopening documentary called 'Hungry for Change' and wow has it changed my perspective on everything. I had no idea how much diet affects everything and I admit, I refused to believe it because I was too scared to face up to it. My lifestyle is terrible and I need to do something about it.

 

Tomorrow I will do the following:

  • Throw my remaining cigarettes in the trash - yes, I smoke and I wonder why I have acne? No more.
  • Getting my blender back! hifive.gif
  • Removing anything processed/unnatural out of my diet. I recently started eating white bread again...
  • Do some research on where I can source some organic fruit & veggies.

I really want to do this for not just my acne, but my health. My body needs to heal, because I've literally thrown everything at it; alcohol, cigarettes, sugar and a concoction drugs that lie in the foods I eat.

all the best!

do not smoke any more even if ur health and skin gets fine!deal?



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:48 AM

all the best!

do not smoke any more even if ur health and skin gets fine!deal?

Deal. If I manage to quit completely, I never want to go back. I think I need some scare tactics to help me stop for good.

 

Any horror stories that you've learnt in med school about smoking? I know the obvious (cancer, heart disease etc.), but I need something detailed and gruesome!



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 03:39 AM

one thing that i dint know earlier in school is it can make u blind.

it increases chances of atrophy of macula and reduces blood supply.

it can damage retina to cut it short.

 

 

i think u know about gum diseases(my cousin's husband is actually a living proof!),hypertension , COPD and diabetes.wrinkles and spots.

something that should get u thinking is erectile dysfunction.lol!

 

quitting smoking will actually help ur over all senses like taste.

dont u want to enjoy ur smoothies?grinwink.gif



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:12 AM

one thing that i dint know earlier in school is it can make u blind.

it increases chances of atrophy of macula and reduces blood supply.

it can damage retina to cut it short.

 

 

i think u know about gum diseases(my cousin's husband is actually a living proof!),hypertension , COPD and diabetes.wrinkles and spots.

something that should get u thinking is erectile dysfunction.lol!

 

quitting smoking will actually help ur over all senses like taste.

dont u want to enjoy ur smoothies?grinwink.gif

Those are pretty good reasons to quit! I can't even explain why I smoke, I know it's disgusting and causes so many health problems yet...I can't seem to stop and never go back. I usually last a few months. crazy.gif

 

Stupid cigarette companies luring me in and getting me addicted I say. Once you get someone addicted to a product, you have a customer for life. 


Edited by LewisS, 25 July 2013 - 06:13 AM.


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:31 AM

let me know if u need motivational(read rolling eyes) any time!



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:43 PM

 

 

as a doctor in training,i should say have accutane,antibiotics, and diet has nothing to do with acne!

 

 

grinwink.gif

Haha, so true!

 

Should I mix accutane and antibiotics in with my juice then? rolleyes.gif



>Agree. I use plain old blender too.  In fact, it's very old. A vintage Beehive blender probably built in the 50s or 60s.  You can use a mason jar instead of the big blender jar and then drink out of that jar.  And mason jars are trendy these

days.

Would a blender completely juice it? Like, no bits or anything. If so, I'll definitely get one of those since they're a lot cheaper. Actually, I'm pretty sure I was bought a blender one Christmas and someone has borrowed it and didn't returned it! I'll hunt them down today. 

 

My mum just bought a full set of mason jars with handles because of them being apparently 'trendy' right now. tongue.png

Using a blender would give your drink more texture than a juicer, that's the fiber. It would not be chunky, unless that's what you like. Most blenders do a nice job of making a really smooth concoction--a puree,I suppose. You do have to add some liquid to your fruits, veggies, etc. Liquid could be water, milk, milk alternative, juice. The idea behind blending and juicing are to break down the plant cell walls and make the nutrients locked inside easier to get to. This process is typically accomplished by chewing, however I don't know anyone who chews their food long enough to release as many nutrients as a machine. Processing your food first breaks it down partially so your stomach and small intestines have an easier job of digestion and absorption, maximizing your nutrition. Personally, I can't get by without the fiber because of my ibs. Plus I really like the thicker texture. When I use my smoothy as a meal, it is more filling and satisfying than just juice.

does cooking help anyway in breaking the cell walls??

 

also,blending helps keep the fibre!

 

 

I should change my wording to prevent any general misunderstanding by anyone: it's not breaking down cell walls chemically. The cell walls are the fiber. We can't digest the cellulose in the cell walls at all. The beneficial bacteria found in the guts of cows and other ruminants can--Moo! But the blender/juicer helps pulverize the plant material releasing maximum nutrients! We can mechanically take the cellulose molecules apart to free the good stuff. Cooking helps rupture the cell walls of plants also, that's why cooked plants become softer. Some nutrients are sensitive to heat and can breakdown during cooking (hence the idea behind eating a raw diet). It has been a long time since I've looked at what these nutrients are, but I seem to recall vitamin C as being an example of one that's sensitive to heat. Freezing can also mechanically break cell walls because the water in the cells expands when it freezes. That's why frozen veggies get mushy when you thaw them. Their cell walls have been compromised by ice crystals.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:48 AM


 


 


as a doctor in training,i should say have accutane,antibiotics, and diet has nothing to do with acne!
 
 
;D

Haha, so true!
 
Should I mix accutane and antibiotics in with my juice then? :rolleyes:
>

>Agree. I use plain old blender too.  In fact, it's very old. A vintage Beehive blender probably built in the 50s or 60s.  You can use a mason jar instead of the big blender jar and then drink out of that jar.  And mason jars are trendy these days.

>
Would a blender completely juice it? Like, no bits or anything. If so, I'll definitely get one of those since they're a lot cheaper. Actually, I'm pretty sure I was bought a blender one Christmas and someone has borrowed it and didn't returned it! I'll hunt them down today. 
 
My mum just bought a full set of mason jars with handles because of them being apparently 'trendy' right now. :P
Using a blender would give your drink more texture than a juicer, that's the fiber. It would not be chunky, unless that's what you like. Most blenders do a nice job of making a really smooth concoction--a puree,I suppose. You do have to add some liquid to your fruits, veggies, etc. Liquid could be water, milk, milk alternative, juice. The idea behind blending and juicing are to break down the plant cell walls and make the nutrients locked inside easier to get to. This process is typically accomplished by chewing, however I don't know anyone who chews their food long enough to release as many nutrients as a machine. Processing your food first breaks it down partially so your stomach and small intestines have an easier job of digestion and absorption, maximizing your nutrition. Personally, I can't get by without the fiber because of my ibs. Plus I really like the thicker texture. When I use my smoothy as a meal, it is more filling and satisfying than just juice.
does cooking help anyway in breaking the cell walls??
 
also,blending helps keep the fibre!
 
 
I should change my wording to prevent any general misunderstanding by anyone: it's not breaking down cell walls chemically. The cell walls are the fiber. We can't digest the cellulose in the cell walls at all. The beneficial bacteria found in the guts of cows and other ruminants can--Moo! But the blender/juicer helps pulverize the plant material releasing maximum nutrients! We can mechanically take the cellulose molecules apart to free the good stuff. Cooking helps rupture the cell walls of plants also, that's why cooked plants become softer. Some nutrients are sensitive to heat and can breakdown during cooking (hence the idea behind eating a raw diet). It has been a long time since I've looked at what these nutrients are, but I seem to recall vitamin C as being an example of one that's sensitive to heat. Freezing can also mechanically break cell walls because the water in the cells expands when it freezes. That's why frozen veggies get mushy when you thaw them. Their cell walls have been compromised by ice crystals.

Crushing the cell wals start enzyme actions that free up nutrients or firm other nutrients. Anther factor in the raw diet as those enzymes get destroyed in cooking so those actions can't happen. When you cook food, its good to chop veggies small to crush more cells, than let sit for at least 5 minutes so the enzymes can get to work. This is especially true of your sulphur containing veggies like garlic, onions, brassicas, etc. and of course, never over cook.