Here we have a friendly battle between Robyn “The Green Smoothie Girl”Openshaw and Drew Canole of FitLife.TV over the benefits of blending vs juicing. While both are good choices to add into your diet they bring their benefits in different ways. Juicing can be absorbed into your blood stream in fifteen minutes, giving you the nutrients of your juiced veggies/fruits immediately, while blending gives you the whole food and the fiber. Both are awesome for your health. Take a look at the video and decide for yourself.
In today’s Sunday episode, we will be having a small chat with Robyn Openshaw also known as Green Smoothie Girl. For this episode, we’re going to compare and contrast juicing and blending, the benefits that are exclusive to each of them and the similarities between the two.
For some people, juicing and blending are just the same. Both can be drank in colors. Yet if we look at the final product, juice and smoothie, we have to ask “what exactly are the differences in the process of coming up with these thirst-quenchers?”
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JUICING AND BLENDING
Benefits of Blending
#1 All the fibers are retained because no fiber is being thrown. There are certain juicers who take with it the pulp to give the full blast nutritional benefits of alkaline greens. With the benefits of having fiber in it, it lowers your blood pressure and slows down the impact on your blood sugar.
# 2 It is sustainable. You can do a full smoothie in 10 minutes.
Compared to juicing, it will take you a bit of time to clean. But of course, this varies from one juicer to another. We recommend the Jay Kordich Power Grind Pro and Bravo because they don’t take too long to clean.
Benefits of Juicing
It facilitates digestion very well and juicing is perfect for healing. A perfect example of which is on the case of cancer patients. These people turn to juicing so that it takes their bodies to heal.
Every single day, we put solid chunks in our body. We make use of our narrow systems to process, digest and fully absorb the food that we take and the nutrients that we can get from it. With juicing, we give our bodies the break that they deserve, without compromising the level of energy sustenance that our bodies need.
It gives mental clarity and other benefits that have been proven and tested.
SIMILARITIES BETWEEN JUICING AND BLENDING
# 1 Juicing and blending are ideal tools for removing the toxins in our body.
# 2 Juicing and blending both play a role in weight loss.
If you drink one quart of green smoothie everyday, you’re getting 10-15 servings of raw greens and fruit. It’s a low calorie – high micro nutrient nutrition. Juicing supplements these benefits too.
Whether it be juicing or blending, both are effective alternative mediums of taking vegetables easily into our bodies.
Juices and green smoothies – all in the name of health.
Always remember, we’re in this together.
Source: Drew Canole