Smoothies vs Juicing
I really enjoy eating a variety of fruits and vegetables but prefer my fruit and veggies in Smoothies. You can get your fiber and nutrition so naturally by either Juicing or making Smoothies. You can lose weight, have more energy, sleep better and enjoy improved vitality with either Juicing or Smoothies.
What’s the Difference between Juicing and Smoothies?
Juicing is the process of extracting the juice or liquid from fruits and vegetables. The peel and the pulp are left behind. There are many different types of extractors or juicers and you can certainly juice many foods, like oranges, by hand. Fresh juice is flavorful and nutritious.
Smoothies are made in a blender. All of the pulp and fiber is contained in your beverage. Smoothies are generally prepared with a base. You might use water, milk or even yogurt.
Both Smoothies and Juicing is healthy and beneficial but if you’re seeking more fiber in your diet, Smoothies are the better choice – provided that you don’t pack your smoothie with sugar and other unhealthy additives.
Why Add Juices and Smoothies Into Your Diet?
Okay, you’ve heard a lot about Smoothies and Juicing but maybe you’ve been wondering what all the fuss is about. Let’s start by saying that both juicing and smoothies are a fantastic, and delicious, way to improve your health. But you want specifics, right? You probably want to know WHY they’re good for your health.
- RDA of Fruits and Vegetables – Do you eat enough fruits and vegetables? If you’re like most folks then the answer is no. Even if you have good intentions and eat a fruit or veggie at every meal you may still be behind on your recommended daily allowance.
Juicing and smoothies both help you get your RDA in every single day. Think about it, if you have one breakfast smoothie you may easily consume four to five servings of fruits and vegetables in one beverage. Consume two smoothies in a day and you can count that day a vegetable success.
- More Energy – When you drink a smoothie or a glass of freshly made juice, you get an instant dose of energy. The digestive process is hastened; you digest smoothies quickly, and receive the nutrition and benefits almost instantly.
And if you add protein to your smoothies or juice then your energy will last several hours because the protein helps control the release of sugars into your blood stream. This is what I do to stay on a high protein, low carbohydrate diet.
- Better Health and a Stronger Immune System – Studies have shown that people with a diet high in vegetables and fruits have a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The antioxidants and vitamins help protect you from common viruses and infections too.
- More Fiber – Smoothies provide the fiber you need to improve your digestive system and lose weight.
- Detoxification – Juicing can help flush your body of the natural toxins you’re exposed to every day. You’re exposed to toxins in the air you breathe, in the things you touch and even in the foods you eat.
- Weight Loss – Are you looking to lose a little? Juicing and smoothies are a wonderful way to enjoy delicious nutrition and energy without the calories. Think about it, a satisfying smoothie is a much better lunch than a fast food, right?
- Other Benefits – Finally, many people who add juicing and/or smoothies to their daily nutrition find that they also enjoy better skin, better hair, improved sleep and even an improved sex life. There really isn’t a downside to drinking a delicious glass of fruits and vegetables each and every day.