Vegetable smoothies: are they REALLY healthier than whole foods?
Taking juice is an excellent way to introduce more vegetables to your diet. Although, there are many benefits to taking vegetable juices, not better or worse is than eating the vegetable.
A mixture thereof is preferable. We assume that juicing is a process in which water and nutrients from food is extracted, discarding the fiber. Unlike a shake of taking the fruit or complete plant, including pulp and skin, and mix until turning into a drink.
Put a plant in an extractor is different from eating whole or liquefy. The juice is extracted, together with vitamins and nutrients, leaving behind the fiber.
Fiber is important for health, so the juices should not replace eating vegetables. However, you may have trouble eating two cups of spinach, but you can easily drink eight cups spinach leaves juiced.
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This means you get four times the amount of vitamins and minerals. The ability to ingest more than what the plant has to offer without all the fiberfill is why many people choose the juice.
Many people believe that blending is the same as juicing. While blending is also a great practice because grinds vegetables and makes it easier to digest, does not provide the same benefits to juicing.
Because the skin, fiber and solid parts are still present, the body must still take time and energy to disintegrate. The juice passes through the system rapidly, and the body absorbs most of the nutrients in the process.
Drinking juice easier for those who do not love the plants and getting the essential vitamins they have. Vegetables such as spinach, cabbage, carrots and broccoli can be juiced with apples, blackberries, pears or pineapple.
The sweetness of the fruit dominates the drink, which makes it delicious and easy to get your daily vegetable servings.
When we use these expensive devices that transform our fruit and vegetable juice, natural fiber is lost and discarded, because the fiber “cannot be squeezed” to make juice. Although not a bad choice to use juice, put the whole food in the blender will not deprive fiber, since everything is liquefied, including the skin.
Drinking fresh juice based primarily on vegetables:
*It will increase your intake of vegetables.
*It will cause your body to absorb more nutrients fast and easy as smoothies and juices are foods to some extent “pre-digested”
*Helps control appetite and have less need for sugar and processed foods, because you are nourishing your cells with what they need – micronutrients – so your body stops feeling the need for carbohydrates (macronutrients).
In conclusion, to include vegetable juices in your regular diet is much better than not, and whether you choose to take them in a smoothie or juice discarding the fiber, in both cases, the benefits to your body will be huge!
Note: it is always better that your juices contain more vegetables than fruits, because of the high sugar content of these, especially if there is no fiber in the case of the juices.
Taking juice should not replace eating vegetables in a balanced diet. Also, many people experience stomach pains when drinking unpasteurized fresh juice the first time.
Since I started drinking my daily smoothie I have noticed that I have much more energy. I sleep better, have less body aches, do not suffer from headaches, have better appetite and I only crave nutritious things.
Indeed, there is a power in drinking foods that are not the easiest to cook and eat. My family is convinced of this and has made the change, are you ready for it?