Juicing vs Blending – VIDEO

Juicing vs Blending – VIDEO

Juicing vs Blending – An Overview

“Should I juice my veggies or should I blend them?”

I juice AND blend and here is why…

Juice vs. blend

One thing I always highlight is the importance of consuming vegetables.  There are so many life-changing benefits of vegetables and they play a significant role in disease prevention as well as healthy weight loss.

No matter the differences between juicing and blending, the common denominator will always remain that both are efficient ways to receive your nutrients in a concentrated manner that typically saves time and makes it easier for more people to ‘eat their veggies’.

So, if you’re not a big veggie eater, juicing or blending can both be very valuable to your health.  Keep reading, as I have a special offer for those that want to start juicing and blending for their health!

Drinking your veggies…

Let’s take a look at JUICING first.

I am not talking about buying a bottle of ‘fruit juice’ at the grocery store as those are typically loaded with sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial ingredients.  ‘Nude juice’ doesn’t count either…I am talking about taking WHOLE vegetable and WHOLE fruits and juicing them through a juicer such as the OMEGA cold press masticating juicer.

juicing orange and grapefruitThere are numerous benefits to juicing whole fruits and vegetables. When we juice we are pulling out all of the vitamins and minerals from the fruits and vegetables and pouring it into one cup!  Not only does this make it easier for our bodies to absorb the nutrients, but it speeds up the process and gives our digestive system a break as it is easily and rapidly absorbed.

It is like you are getting the BEST part of the veggies (the vitamins and minerals) in one powerful drink that is EASILY digested and absorbed.

Many actually feel a “juice rush” from drinking their juice. Juicing plays a significant role in preventing long term chronic diseases as you are getting REAL vitamins, minerals, and nutrition not created in a lab.

Essentially, juicing is going to provide all of the enzymes and minerals the fruits and vegetables have to offer with a much quicker absorption due to the fact your digestive system won’t have to work as hard to process all the insoluble fiber.

Riddle me this…where is the Fiber?

The one question that often comes up from those that favor blending to juicing is: where is the fiber?Benefits of Juicing natalie jill

You are probably wondering, what about all the pulp you are leaving behind when juicing?  That is true, there is a lot of fiber that is left behind in the pulp.  If you are eating properly, then you should be getting fiber from other sources throughout the day, so this should not be a huge concern.

The goal for many juicers is to get max nutrients into the body in a manner that can be rapidly absorbed.  When you DO consume the insoluble fiber that is largely found in vegetables, it slows down the absorption of the vitamins and minerals AND you DO pass that fiber through your system undigested. With the fiber that is passed, some of the vitamins and minerals go along with it.

Give me a SMOOTHIE!

Blending on the other hand addresses the concern with the fiber. By BLENDING, you get the WHOLE fruit and vegetable thus you DO get the fiber.

Most of this fiber is insoluble fiber.  It is considered gut-friendly fiber because it can have a laxative type effect and make you more regular.  These fibers do not dissolve in water, so they pretty much pass through your body intact and undigested.

With blending, the whole fruit or vegetable is consumed, so you are taking in all the nutrients and fiber content compared to a juice. Fiber increase can significantly aid in being more “regular” in the bathroom AND with giving you the feeling of fullness which can help with weight loss.

Whether juicing or blending, you can always buy ingredients in advance and stick them in your freezer. Both of these options will benefit your diet, aid in promoting an alkaline body, and help prevent chronic diseases for the present and future.

Juicing and Blending each have their benefits and differences, and that is why in the end I include BOTH juicing and blending in my diet.

Tips on juicing in the short video below

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Get some of my favorite whole fruit and veggie  juice and smoothie recipes HERE

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Be HAPPY… Be HEALTHY… Be FIT!

– Natalie Jill

 

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2 Comments
  • Asmahan
    Posted at 08:28h, 26 September

    Hey Natalie,
    I just wanted to say how much i’m inspired by you,
    I love recieving ur emails and love following u on instagram.
    I’m a mother of 4 and so u can imagine how hectic my day goes by…
    But like u say i always try to find my solutions and not excuses.
    I just hope i can get my tummy flat and firm again,
    I started ur home workout program and always read ur tips on really eating clean and
    healthy and i could say i follow ur tips by the letter 🙂
    Thx again for all u do..

    Best regards,
    Asmahan

  • Pat
    Posted at 10:14h, 18 July

    Hello,

    Can I make the juice the night before and have it the next day. Do not have the time in the morning to make it.
    Also how long will it last in the frig.

    Thanks