Say YES to juicing

Q. “I know you don’t like a lot of fruit, but what are your thoughts on juicing? Can you juice with vegetables instead of fruit or is that just as bad?”

Dr. Fred:

My answer is probably going to surprise you: I think juicing is fantastic.

With one major caveat, of course. You should never juice with fruit.

Fruit juice–and that includes tomato juice–is hazardous to your health. It’s as high in sugar as any soda. And despite the additional nutrients, it will make you fat just as easily.

So stick with vegetables. (Kale, celery, and spinach are great choices.) Just steer clear of starchy and/or sweet vegetables–like beets and carrots–which are high in sugar, too.