Juicing Vegetables and Protein

By PSU EcoMerge Capstone - 12:10 PM


When watching the move Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead I began to think about the protein consumption in a juicing diet. The movie talks about a guy that had health problems and decided to do a vegetable fast by juicing the vegetables for 90 days. While doing that he became much healthier and his body started to work better, and I decided to look to see if he was getting much protein through the process.

It is true that vegetables don’t have many fats or protein within them, but would having them in a juicing form provide enough protein that is needed for the body? Since a person can’t usually eat as many vegetables that would be juiced it might give the body enough. Here is a list of the vegetables with the highest amount of protein content
1.     Beans – 9g-12g per 100g of beans
2.     Asparagus – 3g per serving
3.     Cauliflower – 3g per serving
4.     Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts – 3g per serving
5.     Artichoke – Just under 3g per serving
6.     Watercress – Just under 3g per 100g
7.     Sweet corn– Under 3g per serving

Even though the content of protein isn’t high in these vegetables when juicing them, and mixing the type of vegetables up, the amount of protein could be anywhere between 8g to 15g of protein per meal.
Along with the other amount of Micronutrients within the vegetables it seems that it would be possible to get enough protein through juicing vegetables. It would take practice to see how much juice the different vegetables produce, and mixing them in the right way to get the maximum effect for protein use. 

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