Juicing vs Blending
Juicing is a process which extracts water and nutrients from produce and discards the indigestible fiber. Due to the lack of fiber that is absent from juicing allows your digestive system to take a break and to not have to work as hard to break down the food and absorb the nutrients. Juicing makes the nutrients of the fruit and vegetables more readily available to the body in larger quantities than if you were to eat the fruits and vegetables whole. Juicing is especially helpful for people who have a sensitive digestive system or illness that inhibits your body from processing fiber. The fiber in produce helps slow down the digestive process and provides a steady release of nutrients into the blood stream.
Blending is the process in which a blender breaks the fibre apart which makes the fruit and vegetables easier to digest. Blending also allows for smoothies to help create a slow, more even release of nutrients into the blood stream and avoids blood sugar spikes. Blending smoothies are more filling, because of the fiber, and generally faster to make than juice. Smoothies make for a great drink first thing in the morning as your breakfast if you are looking for a quicker more fulfilling meal. Smoothies also make for a great choice of a snack.