It’s obviously right to say that vegetables and fruits flood the human body with essential nutrients and minerals to help it fight diseases and stay healthy. Many people are turning to fruits and vegetables almost on a daily basis to help them stay healthy and keep diseases away.
Some of the benefits of eating that smoothie or drinking that juice on a regular basis are:
- It can help you to reduce the chances of getting stroke
- It can help you to reduce the chances of cardiac problems
- It can help you to reduce the risk of different forms of cancer
- Fruits and vegetables are also good in management of weight.
Meanwhile many people have always wanted to understand the difference between juicing and blending in terms of operation and benefits. Stop wondering! It’s the right time to know what juicing actually means and how different it is from blending. Let’s start off by understanding the meaning of juicing before proceeding to blending.
What is juicing?
When you are juicing your fruit or vegetable it means extracting the liquid and nutrients contained in your vegetable or fruit and therefore isolating it from the fiber. This means you will only get a little portion of vegetable of fruits contents from your juice, unless you are using masticating juice to get more extract from ingredients you use.
After juicing, most vitamins, enzymes and nutrients which initially existed in your fruit end up in the juice and not the fiber. The fiber that gets separated from the juice does not have many nutrients.
This would therefore mean that most of the nutrients end up in the juice making it concentrated and rich in essential vitamins and nutrients.
- Since the absorption of the nutrients to your body is very fast, juice can becomes your instance booster when you feel lack of nutrients and vitamins to make you back fit in just minutes.
- The juice which is one of the end products of juicing gets digested easily and the nutrients are also absorbed very fast as compared to smoothies. Because juices do not contain much fiber digestion process takes place easily and quicker.
- When it comes to nutrient concentration per serving, juices contain more essential nutrients than blended product like smoothies. This would therefore be the fastest way to get energy since more nutrients are available for absorption.
- it can be costly if you need to get more juice due to the many fruits needed to get a similar amount if it was a blender.
- Apart from the cost due to the more veggies required, you can end up using almost all the space in your refrigerator to store vegetables and fruits for just a week supply.
What is blending?
The main difference between blending vs juicing lies on the end product. Blending basically means breaking down all the vegetable or fruit to get a thicker substance. It does not separate the liquid part of the fruit from the fiber and that’s why it ends up thick. This thick liquid is known as a smoothie. Smoothies usually contain fiber which has been broken down making it easy for digestion.
- Then blending process breaks the fiber apart which can create a slow process of the release of nutrients into the blood stream which can avoids blood sugar spikes.
- When blending with blender it allow you to blend almost any fruit or vegetable and mix it with milk, oils, any form of supplement if necessary and seeds. So what you put inside the blender is what you consume.
- The crushed fiber in your smoothie gives you some form of fullness due to its thickness making your stomach full. Smoothies can be taken as breakfast to see you through the day and feel good so this is really recommend to support your diet.
- Nutrient quantity available in a single serving is less compared to what is offered by juice.
- When blending produce such as potatoes, beets or even carrots, what comes out after blending can be bitter and making it hard to be eaten yet such produce normally contain large amounts of essential nutrients.
Which one you should choose, juicing or blending?
To summarize juicing and blending are almost similar and both are beneficial in different ways. Whether you decide to go the blending way or juicing way you are still giving your body the essential nutrients it needs to stay healthy.
The difference here is that while juicing produces a final product which contains more nutrients in each serving, blending produces smoothies which have less concentration of nutrients in each serving.
Smoothie is good to support your diet, you can still get the benefits from the nutrient on it and keep your stomach full during the day, but if you like to get an instant energy from the nutrients of fruits and veggies you can go with juice. Best is to combine both smoothie and juice for your ideal healthy life.