Food Preparation: Juicing, Grinding, Crushing, Steaming, Broiling, Baking etc....

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  1. GSD

    GSD Active Member

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    Oh yes and grilling :grin:

    There are many different ways to prepare foods

    There are often benefits or detriments to the specific ways that you prepare foods

    Some examples include ease of digestion, activation or destruction of enzymes, release of fats, and breakdown of nutrients

    Feel free to post the various foods your eat and the way you prepare them

    Share your experiences or knowledge you have obtained on your own or working with a nutritionist or from other sources


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    Lmao at tag#5. :giggle:
     
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    I can start with this

    As far as I know there are 4 types of juicers

    Extractors aka Masticating
    Centrifugal
    Single Gear
    Dual Gear aka Triturating

    This site lists it as 5 but count 2 types of centrifugal that I really don't consider different. However, the site gives good details about the types and will save me a lot of typing :grin:

    http://www.fernsnutrition.com/juicer_types.htm

    They have recommendations but are a site selling them.

    If you can wait a day or so I can dig up and post some less biased information and links I got when I looked into it earlier this year
     
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    Oh and believe me home make wheat grass juice (which that site rightly notes on all appropriate juicers) is an important consideration in choosing a juicer

    That's one mistake I made but didn't realize until after I purchased it

    Although where the heck you'd get it fresh in nyc I don't know. But once you do get it you can just grow it yourself like herbs
     
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    Of course I can. Santa's not coming for a while. Thanks!
     
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    I finally found the info I was looking for on juicers

    The Consumer Reports info, although free, was less complete & helpful that the other sources

    You can juice all fruits vegetables and herbs. Commonly people only think of fruit. Favorite combinations have been a mix of fruits, vegetables and herbs.

    I'll post some of these later but here is an uncommon one and the taste is meh but mega healthy.

    Potential Health Benefits ***** : Taste: * : Potential Benefits - Heal intestines, support immune system, cleans blood, clears sinuses, alkalizes small intestine, detox heavy metals

    Garlic, Onion, Cilantro & mixed with water

    High in vitamin B6, Manganese, Vitamin C, Chromium + lower amounts of 8 others

    Ended up buying a centrifugal Breville juicer. Cheap $89 @ amazon. Works great but not for wheat grass which I just grind myself. Minor drawback takes 3-5 minutes to clean

    I cross checked as many review sources as I could for the different models I narrowed it do to in the end
    Here are a few helpful sites in addition to Amazon / Nextag / ePinions http://www.epinions.com/Juicers & other really big sites for reviews and information

    Reviews
    http://www.consumersearch.com/juicers/review
    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/...iances/juicers/juicer-buying-advice/index.htm
    http://www.savvyvegetarian.com/articles/juicer-buying-guide.php
    http://www.buyjuicers.com/firstjuicer.html
    http://www.buyjuicers.com/bestjuicer.html
    http://www.happyjuicer.com/wheatgrass-juicers.aspx
    http://juicerreviewsonline.com/
    http://www.reviewcentre.com/products535.html
    http://www.all-about-juicing.com/
    http://products.howstuffworks.com/juicer-reviews.htm

    I'll bbl if you have any questions
     
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    Taking request for topics in this thread

    If I get none I'll continue on my own
     
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    Sprouted grains, beans, herbs pretty much anything that grows

    Some benefits
    Increases nutrient values and availability in all sources
    Eases digestion
    Can change and acid forming food to alkaline

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    Useful Websites
    http://www.sprouting.com/
    http://nourishedkitchen.com/sprouted-grain-flour/
    http://www.everynutrient.com/the-benefits-of-eating-sprouted-grains.html
    http://community.vitamix.com/_Making-Sprouted-Whole-Wheat-Flour/blog/290741/22442.html
    http://greenlivingideas.com/2008/06/12/sprouting-grains-and-legumes/
     
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    Yesterday I made a tasty smoothie you may enjoy. In a blender put 1 cup soy milk, 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries, 1 banana. Blend for a few seconds and you're done! Delicious.
     
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    I add raw chopped Kale, and flax, chia or hemp seeds to mine, sometimes add agave for sweetener.