I’m often asked which is better, smoothies or juices? Is one better (or worse) than the other?
After quite a bit of research from several sources I trust, I’ve come up with the answer. They are not interchangeable. Both are great for health, but for different reasons.
Here’s my take on this hot wellness topic…
The difference is FIBER
A smoothie is made by blending fruits and / or veggies in a blender (the Vitamix being the reining queen bee of blenders). The fiber is preserved in the smoothie and the blending action makes it easier for your body to digest.
Juice, on the other hand is made by removing the fiber-containing pulp and leaving just the juice. This way, you bypass the digestion process and still get the vitamin and enzyme goodness from your veggies. This allows your cells to focus on rest and repair rather than digestion.
What’s great about fiber? Alot! Fiber prevents disease, scrubs your intestines and helps to detox your body by removing fat and toxins through your bowels. It also makes the smoothie filling, so smoothies can be an excellent meal replacement. If you are consuming sweet fruits, the fiber prevents blood sugar [...]READ MORE »