Smoothies

Discussion in 'Diet' started by milesflamius, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. milesflamius

    milesflamius New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Hi,

    I've been thinking about incorporating smoothies into my diet because they're a fast and easy way to get a lot of nutrients.
    I do however wonder if they are peatarian since they contain a lot of fiber and you guys tend to avoid fiber by straining your OJ.
    A typical smoothie would contain oranges, carrots and maybe some honey of coconut oil.
    I'm looking forward to hear about your thoughts on this matter.
     
  2. charlie

    charlie The Law & Order Admin

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Messages:
    11,406
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    USA
    Cileflamius, welcome to the forum!

    Orange Juice fiber is definitely something you want to try and avoid if possible.
     
  3. OP
    milesflamius

    milesflamius New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    It's probably a noob question, but what exactly is the problem with pulp?
    A lot of people eat oranges without juicing them, does that also pose a problem?
     
  4. charlie

    charlie The Law & Order Admin

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Messages:
    11,406
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    USA
    The fiber is not digested so it gets down into the intestines and feeds bacteria which causes the production of endotoxin.

    "The transparency of life: Cataracts as a model of age-related disease":
    http://raypeat.com/articles/aging/trans ... acts.shtml

    "Epilepsy and Progesterone"
    http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/ep ... rone.shtml

     
  5. Rachel

    Rachel Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    166
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas USA - for now
    The carrot has a healthy type of fiber because it helps to lower endotoxin.
    They're also nutrient subtractive, so they should be eaten alone
    or with a bit of coconut oil, salt, and vinegar as a carrot salad.
     
  6. kettlebell

    kettlebell Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    417
    Location:
    UK
    In Rays interview with Josh Rubin about Serotonin and Endotoxin he did say that if you use plenty of saturated fat with well cooked vegetables, vegetables that would normally be detrimental can become beneficial at cleaning out the intestine. Thanks to the fat the bacteria cannot digest/use the fibre therefore it has a stimulatory effect in the bowel increasing speed of transit.

    I cant rememeber where in the interview he said it, but it jumped out at me as he seemed to be saying that vegetables that he would not necessarily recommend can be made to have a largely beneficial effect instead of largely negative if prepared properly. The saturated fat binds to the fibre so it can no longer be used by the bacteria and ends up killing them instead. I have not heard him say it elsewhere.

    Very interesting.

    I feel that Ray fully understands people will still eat certain things that would normally be bad, so he gives suggestions that reduce or even stop the negatives and will often go as far as being beneficial, even if only in a small way.
     
  7. OP
    milesflamius

    milesflamius New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks for the feedback, do some of you also drink smoothies regularly and/or have recipe suggestions?
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Smoothies
  1. Inaut
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    1,035