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Juices VS Smoothies: Which is better? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Juicing extracts the liquid from fruit/veg and discards the skin and flesh- so whilst juice can still be full of vitamins and minerals, it does lacks fibre. Without the fibre, our bodies can digest and absorb it a lot quicker!⚡️And while this may sound like a good thing in theory, the reality is that it could result in a rapid spike in blood sugar (which then results in large drop in blood sugar, and before you know it your riding a blood sugar rollercoaster🎢). What the lack of fibre also means is that it won’t keep you feeling full, so if you have a juice for breaky you may find you can’t make it until lunch 🍽
Smoothies don’t discard anything which means they still contain fibre! 🎉 This is not only important for a healthy digestive system (keeps us regular), but also helps to keep us full😋 A smoothie also allows you to add other components such as protein (eg. protein powder or dairy🥛), and/or fat (eg. nuts/ nut butter🥜 or avo 🥑) which are going to slow down your digestion rate even more, meaning that you will be full until lunch time.
🤔Things to consider about both: The act of chewing is part of the digestive process and assists in increasing feeling of satiety. So when you bi-pass this step, you may find you’re hungry a lot sooner than if you had consumed all of the ingredients as a whole🥕🍎🍊 rather than blended into one🍹
🤷🏼♀️What are you putting in your juice/ smoothie? It can be very easy to just chuck a bunch of different things into the juicer/blender and before you know it, you are consuming more that what you would have if you had just eaten the ingredients separately. ✔️This may be something to keep track of depending on your goals.
I’m a bigger fan of smoothies myself, and I would actually LOVE to see all you celery juice drinkers out there try having a smoothie instead so you can get some of that precious FIBRE in 🌱