michoutdoors wrote:If you want to spend a fortune on fruits and vegetables with little nutritional upside to your diet, buy a juicer. If you want the benefits of whole fruit and vegetable juicing, buy a Vitamix. Nothing is wasted and EVERYTHING is turned to juice. There is no comparison between the Vitamix and any "blender" found at your local Target, etc. NONE. Look in most professional kitchens and bars and you will find Vitamix. You get what you pay for. Period
First of all, professional kitchens use their blenders a lot more than most homes so they pay for the build and longevity That doesn't prove it's any more capable. A professional kitchen also has $3000 ovens. Do you recommend that for most homes?
Second, I challenge you to produce a single peer-reviewed study showing that the Vitamix produces a more nutritious juice than a $100 800 watt blender or a good centrifugal or masticating juicer. Go ahead, I dare you. You can't simply because it's not true. While you accuse me of nutritional ignorance, you don't seem to know what fiber is. Juicing retains all the SOLUBLE fiber which has all the health benefits, i.e. lowering cholesterol, preventing cancer, lowering blood sugar, etc. It's the gummy substance that gives juice its body, and what Metamucil is made of. The fiber left in the pulp is INSOLUBLE fiber, which has very little nutritional value. Its main benefit is helping move waste through the intestines. It is NOT digestible, no matter how small you grind it, thus no nutrition is gained from it.
So tell me, how does your Vitamix "turn everything into juice" where there is no juice in the INSOLUBLE fibrous pulp? And what additional nutrients are in that INSOLUBLE pulp that is left in the Vitamix purée in any significant amount? Please provide a scientific reference. Finally, tell me how your Vitamix is nutritionally superior to eating the pulp as I do. As I posted, I put it into meatloaf, yogurt, cakes, etc. Do you even have that CHOICE with the Vitamix? Or are you against people having the choice of whether to drink pure juice, eating purée, baking with pulp, etc? With the Vitamix, you have no choice except to drink pulpy diluted "juice."
I eagerly await your references proving the nutritional superiority of a Vitamix over a good centrifugal or masticating juicer --- or even a good 600-800 watt blender. Furthermore, please give me epidemiological study showing that Vitamix users have lower morbidity and mortality rates than non-Vitamix juicers. Since health is obviously your main priority, surely you have such studies, right?