Fruits and vegetables provide your body with all essential minerals and nutrients. These cumulatively help you fight various diseases to stay healthy. And apparently, the more fruits and vegetables your diet includes, the better it is for your overall health.
Here are some of the major benefits of drinking fresh fruit juices and smoothies every day:
- Reduces chances of getting a stroke
- Minimizes risk of getting cancer of different kinds
- Reduces various cardiac-related disorders
- Helps manage healthy body weight
There are multiple differences between juicing and blending in terms of operations and benefits to your health.
What is Juicing?
Juicing is a process to extract all essential nutrients in liquid form from fruits and vegetables and discard the indigestible fiber present in huge amounts. With this fiber already discarded, your digestive system can easily absorb the nutrients. It basically makes the nutrients easily and more readily available to your body and in quantities much larger compared to if you would eat whole vegetables and fruits.
Juicing is highly recommended when your digestive system becomes very sensitive due to an illness, as this inhibits your body from processing fiber. Dietary fiber in fruits and vegetables helps slow down your digestion and results in a steady release of nutrients into your bloodstream.
What is Blending?
Blending is the process of making smoothies that contain the entire fruit or piece of a vegetable, its skin, and entire fiber content available to drink. Using a blender to extract juice results in a thick paste called a smoothie that contains broken fiber content. Not only is this broken fiber easier to digest but it also helps slow down the release of nutrients in your bloodstream, thereby avoiding insulin spikes.
Compared to juices, smoothies are more filling, rich in fiber content, much faster to make, which makes them great to drink as your breakfast. You can, otherwise, make smoothies for snacks multiple times throughout the day.
As smoothies contain fiber content, the volume of your breakfast or snack increases and keeps you full for a longer time compared to juices. Besides, you can pack multiple servings of fruits and vegetables throughout the day to gain all the nutrients required by the body.
Using the Right Equipment
When it comes to getting the best nutrition from fruits and vegetables, blending is indeed the better option. It ensures that your body will get all the nutrients along with dietary fiber that serves as an agent to slow down the release of nutrients in your bloodstream and avoid insulin spikes.
In contrast, some people prefer juices over smoothies probably because they like it runny. Apparently, the choice is completely subjective.
Both juicing and blending are two different processes to extract liquids from solid fruits and vegetables. What matters is the kind of drink you prefer. Hence, choose your machine as per your needs.