Blend, Don’t Juice
Juicing is loved by countless "health nuts" around the world, and it does have its place in a healthy diet. Juicing does providing a great deal of nutrition, but the results are lacking in fiber. Further, depending upon what you are juicing, you may be left with a final juice that is very high in sugar content. Is there an alternative that could be a better way?
Many people are turning to blending instead of juicing. The reason is that with blending, you don't discard the valuable fiber that you miss out on with juicing. Plus, blending is much quicker and easier. It doesn't come with the painstaking amount of prep and cleanup work involved in juicing!
It should be kept in mind that there is valuable fiber contained in many of the staple fruits and vegetables used in juicing like carrots and apples. For example, apple fiber has been shown to have a range of significant benefits, including anticancer benefits.
The key point to remember is that there is nothing magic about juicing, or in a sense about blending either. The real magic is in the vegetables that you decide to eat routinely. Some of the top vegetables you should consider blending are spinach, kale, carrots, ginger as well as fruits such as apples or pears to balance out taste preferences. Spinach and kale are very high in a range of vitamins and minerals and carrots are very high in vitamin A. Ginger has been proven to be an effective anti-inflammatory and, as we discussed earlier in this article, apples contain valuable fiber. Pears are also high in fiber and can make for a nice change of pace.
If you discover that you do indeed blend frequently, it may be in your best interest to opt for a high quality and durable blender. In this way, you will get the most out of your blended drinks!
Ultimately, blending is only one aspect of a healthy diet. Eating a diet that is high in trans fat, sodium, sugar, chemicals and other compounds found in fast food and processed food is a key for good health. Just as a multivitamin shouldn't be seen as a way to repair the damage of a poor diet, the same can be stated for juicing or blending.