"P" emailed me about juicing, acid vs alkaline foods, raw diets, and a few other food fad topics. She wanted to know why I don't promote the "obvious" benefits of juicing fresh veggies. Ok, ok. ....sigh.....
I'm old enough to ...(boy, have I've said THAT too many times) see dozens of food fads come and go. In fact, there are too many for me to remember them all. My first food fad that I can remember was the TV dinner. Everyone of my friends' families hopped onto the bandwagon for this one. Then the next craze I recall was the gelatin fad. My own mother's favorite gelatin dessert was the pineapple & sour cream in lime flavored gelatin. But we had plenty of dinners of gelatin molds using (not in the same mold) various ingredients such as corn, celery, tuna fish, cucumbers, carrots, olives, turkey chunks, mayonnaise. Somewhere along the line my mom dropped out of the fad.
Here's a crazy list of fads that come to mind, my mind. Lots of people, including many of my friends and occasionally even myself, participated in......
...fondue (first oil, then cheese, then chocolate)
...crock pot meals
...wild food diet
...apple cider vinegar
...blood type diet
Some of the food fads actually proved to have merit, like the rave to consume blueberries nowadays. Are you old enough to know just how much the price has jumped on blueberries? Gee, I remember the days when we wouldn't buy them until the price got down to 5 pints for $10, and you didn't consider canning or freezing your annual stockpile until they went for 8 (or even 10) pints for $10. Now in "fad days", blueberries are really pricy.
I'm sure there's plenty more food fads. They come and go.
Getting back to the original question......juicing. I don't, as a rule. My body likes and needs fiber. It does best on the fruit or veggie in its entirety. While I might blenderize an entire food item into a smoothie or sauce, I don't throw most of it away via juicing it. No, I'm not into juicing nor see the any benefit of juicing for me.