Sunday, September 30, 2012

Blending vs. juicing

Often people ask me the benefits of juicing and what the difference is between blending and juicing.

I make a juice or smoothie every day and every once in a while I do a cleanse between 3-6 days where I only drink these amazing juices to clean out my system and I feel AMAZING!!!!!

                  Benefits of Juicing!
1. People sometimes ask me why they should juice when they could eat the vegetables or fruits. When you extract the juice from the vegetable all you are left with are beneficial micronutrients. Since your body doesn’t have to break down any components like insoluble fiber, your body is quickly absorbing micronutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and much more from the juice. That’s why often you get instant energy after having a juice!

2. Juicing also allows you to consume the needed vegetables and fruits that your body craves and needs for optimal health. If you find it difficult eating raw vegetables and fruit, then juicing is perfect for you. With juicing you are also getting a wide variety of different vegetables into your daily intake. 

3. Juicing is a way to change the way you eat and will change the way you live. After you juice for a week, you will see and feel instant results. Often after the first week of the , my clients tell me how much more energy they have, how their skin has improved and how much overall mental clarity  they have. 

                 Blending vs. Juicing
Blending simply combines all the ingredients you place in your blender, leaving the pulp and fiber intact.  Fiber is a great addition to your diet and can help prevent against many diseases. Unlike juicing, consuming blended drinks makes your body work harder to  digest the ingredients.

Juicing separates the pulp from the vegetables and fruits, leaving only juice behind. With juicing you are still consuming beneficial soluble fiber like pectin. Juicing also helps with the removal of toxins from your body and also aids in weight loss. 
Both are beneficial and should be added to your diet. I personally love juicing and have seen and felt the difference since juicing.

     How long can juice stay good for?
The answer really depends on what juicer you are using. If you are using a centrifugal juicer you should drink it immediately or within the first 10 minutes. If you are careful you can store your juice in air tight containers and place them in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. If you are using a masticating juicer, your juice is often good for 24-48 hours. 

If possible  buy organic vegetables 

lovelove Camilla

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