Right now I can't handle a lot of fibre because my bowels were damaged by a serious illness. I'm juicing the veggies I can't eat whole in order to get the nutrition, while eating others that I can handle as salads. So I'm still getting some roughage in my diet.
Beets and carrots having a higher glycemic index makes sense. That would mean I have been starting my day with an insulin spike followed by a crash. Oopsies...
Beets are so nutritious though
As mentioned previously, I can't do fiber due to the state of my bowels. In fact, I might have to stop eating the small salads I've been making because today there was blood in my stool... bummer.
Good idea, adding avocado or banana... I suppose I could do the juicing part and then add it to a blender with the fatty fruits.
As for demulcents (slimy things)... they wreak havoc, so I avoid them. Flax is a no go, as is kefir due to casein in the dairy, and even water kefir has too much sugar. I guess I could do coconut kefir but the probiotic content just isn't the same.
lotta recognition here...
I agree totally with taomeows remark about gluten and dairy, and add all soyproducts and spinach to it. in many people they trigger the same unwanted cascade of ' vague' illness.
oats is a nogo too, almost always contaminated with gluten, made a hell of a difference when I stopped eating it.
when your gut cannot handle raw veggies ( as mine) I would not try juicing, I go for soups. the cooking does diminish the vitamincontent but on the other hand it makes it much easier to digest for your compromised gut. I've been living on thick, pureed soups for months. if fiber-content then still causes problems you might try to add your fresh juice to the soup and then bring to the boil again. that gives a lot more nutrients to your soup without the fiber and without the rawness.
Beetjuice, i did not know what TM wrote but thank her heartily, it agrees with my intuition. If you can handle fermented foods ( not everybody can, there is a good theoretical explanation for it but I'm sorry to say I've forgotten it and even when I could find the source it be in dutch) you could try to make fermented beetjuice. recepy to be found on the internet. it's easy really, the only glitch is to find a place in your home that has the right temperature.
You wash the beets, but not too thoroughly, you want the dirt-bacteria to flourish, ( like when you were a child, sucking your bleeding finger and at the same time sucking up some earthy bacteria :-) Make a jar with lukewarm water, add salt, some applevinegar, add the cutup beets, some garlic glove cut in two and some ginger. leave for some days. If it works you get a nice tasty red liquid to be drunk with the meals.
further to aid your gutlining I'd advise to drink broth, chicken/calve/bone as long as it gives a nice gelling effect. You can also buy gelatine
For probiotics i've used this one, it's reasonably priced, high dosed ( i used only half and later only quarter capsules). But the quality is high, they use well researched bacterial strains that are guaranteed to reach the gut.
take good care of yourself,
regarding fiber, i find that i can handle soluble fiber but too much not-soluble fiber gives problems, look up a list somewhere and see whether it rings a bell. Also I wonder about using citrus-fruit, it's pretty sharp, my gut does not like it.
Edited by blue eyed snake, 30 October 2016 - 04:01 AM.