I've been pondering the purchase of a juicer in order to eat healthier. But I'm still struggling with the notion that it is inherently "better" for you as all the websites and juicing ads tell you. What I do know is that juicing strips the fiber away from the veggies. The claim from the pro-juicers is that's okay, since your digestive system will work better without all that fiber. They also claim that when you eat a raw vegetable, your digestive tract uses most of the nutrition from the vegetable to digest it, which negates the overall value/impact you get... and that juicing eliminates this waste created in your system. Pro juicers also claim that a cup of juiced carrots gives you the nutritional value of eating 2-3 cups of chopped raw carrots, since the juice is more rapidly and easily absorbed into the blood stream. The other option is blending, where the pulp and fiber are not extracted. What I'm told is that this will not taste good, and is too "filling" due to the high fiber content. The final option is to just eat the vegetables as I have been, in a raw or cooked/steamed form. Either way, I currently don't eat enough of them. So what do you guys think? Is juicing just a big con? Is it healthier, or should I trust my gut and stick to the old fashioned way of eating veggies raw?