MJ Gonzales │GetHealthAccess.com
How many times did you hear this phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away?” True, it is common knowledge that apple and other are essential parts of human’s food pyramid. They can be snack and desserts in one and at the same time, vitamin-like food because of the many nutrients they provide. The next question now is how you can squeeze out and enjoy all the vitamins of the fruits without necessarily chewing them?
Nowadays, blending and juicing are the fashionable ways to prepare fruits for consumptions. These two are too popular that you can either buy appliances to create your juices or order ready-made shakes from your favorite vendors. But which do you think is better or they even are better than eating the whole fruit?
According to Dr. Oz, there are no proven studies yet that can claim juicing is better than eating fruits or vegetables. Another important angle is when fibers are left out in juicing, you also remove a vital factor of vegetables and fruits. The site also warns that washing fruits correctly before juicing process and consuming the end product immediately is very important. It is because prolonging the life span of fruit juice may cause food poisoning and shed their essential nutrients.
Going back to importance of fiber, Livestrong.com shared that it’s also the reason why blending is better than juicing. The site added that fiber-rich drinks or food will keep you away from constipation and diverticulosis, plus they lower your chance to acquire diabetes or heart disease. Another LS pointed out is having blender is inexpensive compare to equipment for juicing. Meantime, the Whole of U of University of Washington explained that juicing can be also more than beneficial for those prefer “low-fiber diet.”
On the other hand, Whole of U also reported a study that suggested consuming five or more servings of fruits in a day may lower your risk to get cardiovascular disease and stroke (around 26%).