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    I just discovered Primal Living. What are the thoughts on Naked Juice? Label says 100% fruit. Does this fit in?


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    If you have to eat fruit, eat the whole thing, w/ the fibre and all. Juice is mostly fructose, best to avoid it.

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      Um, yeah, these "no sugar added" beverages contain an average of 45g of sugar per bottle. As maba said, eat a piece of fruit if you must have your fruit fix.

      Everything in moderation, including moderation.

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        Thanks for the insight. Even thought the naked juice has all of the fruits blended as opposed to squeezed and therefore have the same fiber an nutritional content as the actual fruit?

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          mt, what makes you say the fruits are blended and not squeezed? The one I am looking at (Power-C Machine) contains apple juice, mango puree, orange juice, some other purees, natural flavor, etc.


          As has been said here many time, you make the choice of what to consume based on your personal goals (optimum health, weight loss, muscle gain, etc). This includes things you may not be willing to compromise on, in your case it may very well be Naked JUICE. You referred to primal living, though, to which I would say no, Naked does not fit into that. It would make more sense, primally, if you took the fruit and pureed them yourself.

          I'm also guessing that a lot of nutritional content still gets lost in the processing and preservation processes (produce starts degrading as soon as it is harvested, sometimes sooner), but am not knowledgeable about the specifics.

          Everything in moderation, including moderation.

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            In case I was being too harsh, here is a more reasonable approach. In that Power-C variety, the fruit inside are:


            5 strawberries

            1 1/3 guavas

            1 1/2 apples

            1 orange

            1/2 peach

            1/2 mango


            That is a substantial amount of fruit, by anyone's standards. I would guess a person can easily drink the entire bottle (~15oz) in one sitting. While it is also possible to eat all of the above whole fruits, I think it would be much, much harder to do, if only because the volume is much greater. In both cases, I don't think anyone should be consuming this much sugar (fructose, glucose) in one day.

            Everything in moderation, including moderation.

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              I would have to agree with Maria. It's much easier to limit yourself to 1 fruit a day when you eat the whole thing instead of trying to count sips from the bottle to figure out the right limit.

              I say too much sugar in one shot. Eat the real thing and drink some water

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                Absolutely. We have something called Innocent Smoothies here in the UK and I could easily OD on that than eat a piece of fruit!

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                  You guys have already answered this one quite well but here's my take anyway:


                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/whats...-with-juicing/

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                    Recent story in the LAT very negative on juices:


                    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-sci-juice8-2009nov08,0,1821402.story


                    You will find most, if not almost most of us here don't drink juice. You might as well drink Kool-Aid and pop a few supplements.

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                      Also, any packaged juice you are buying in the store has been pasteurized which pretty much destroys most of the nutrition. You will always be better off consuming the fresh fruit or produce. I make smoothies with fresh fruit and produce for breakfast on a regular basis. Much healthier if you make it yourself.

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