Health News: Juicing: Pulp Fiction?

Though juicing is gaining ground culturally, it’s not widely recommended within the medical and surgical weight-loss community.

“Juicing in general reduces the fiber content and therefore decreases the feeling of fullness gained by eating fresh, crisp fruits and vegetables,” says Ashley Barrient, a clinician in Loyola’s bariatric department. “Patients who consume whole fruit and vegetables report greater fullness and overall satisfaction with their diet.” Barrient advises weight loss patients to aim for a diet rich in lean protein, dairy, fruits, and vegetables, and to maintain adequate water intake.