Wednesday, February 09, 2011
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Fruit and vegetable juices have many health benefits, but no convincing evidence indicates that "juicing" is healthier than eating whole fruits and vegetables, according to the February issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter.
Juicing involves using an appliance to turn raw fruits and vegetables into liquid. Swigging liquid produce from a cup can be tasty and healthful, but some claims made by juicing proponents are far-fetched.
The Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers juicing claims that don't stand up to scrutiny. Some of those claims and the corresponding facts are:
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