We get asked this all the time, and our favorite answer is DO BOTH! Here's why...
Juicing extracts liquids and nutrients, discards fiber and pulp, thereby offering you nutrient-rich juice packed with vitamins, minerals, and bioactive phytonutrients.
Your stomach gets a rest as your digestive system doesn't need to process nutrients and eliminate unnecessary fiber and pulp. In the condensed form of juice, you're able to consume a much larger volume of fruits and vegetables than you would if you were to eat them whole.
In short, juicing allows you to intake a larger quantity of nutrients than you could any other way. This is why juicing is invaluable for detoxification, health rebuilding, and plain ol' good health. Juicing testimonials abound from every age and stage of wellness.
Blending doesn't separate juice from pulp, and instead incorporates it into a thick blend AKA the "Smoothie". The blending process breaks the fruit and vegetable fibers apart, making them easier to digest than if eaten whole.
Everything you've put into the blender is contained in your smoothie, including the fruit and vegetable fiber and pulp. For this reason smoothies are more filling and will keep you from getting quickly hungry again. Also, nutrients are released gradually into the blood stream because the fruit and vegetable pulp is included. This helps to avoid the blood sugar spikes that can be associated with juicing.
Blending is often faster than juicing and makes for a thicker drink which is satisfying as a meal substitute or power snack. As a bonus you can add protein powders, nuts, seeds, juice, milk(s), yogurt, or even water to enhance your smoothie blend and create a consistency you enjoy the most.
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