Juicing vs blending, which is better?
Which is better: juicing or blending? Does one offer more health benefits than the other?
We believe that both juicing and blending are very beneficial, but in different ways. it turns out there’s a lot of confusion about the two, and many people believe they are juicing when in fact they are blending. So, let’s clear things up!
Juicing is a process which extracts water and nutrients from produce and discards all the fiber. Without all the fiber, your digestive system doesn’t have to work as hard to break down the food and absorb the nutrients. Cold Press juicing separates the fiber / Pulp form the produce making the nutrients more readily available to the body in much larger quantities than if you were to eat the fruits and vegetables whole. This process is extremely healthy and great for those of you embarking on any sort of Detox or lifestyle change.
A masticating cold pressed juice extractor works on a crushing and squeezing action mimicking our own chewing action by correctly breaking open the cell wall, releasing the nutrients and organic water content while expelling the insoluble fibre.
Without all this indigestable fibre, your body doesn't have to work as hard to break down the vegetables and fruits. Cold pressed vegetable juices deliver nutrients into our bloodstream quickly and in a bio available form and juices are included in almost all types of healing and detoxification programs.
It is important to have a cold press juicer over a centrifugal juicer (the old style, loud and hard to clean type) a cold press juicer is named as such because no friction heat is applied to the ingredients which means the ALL IMPORTANT enzymes are retained. Because the juice produced from a cold pressed juicer has been extracted so gently, it remains vital for up to 48 hours. This is where the actual convenience factor comes in. You can make larger quantities of juice once a day or every second day and drink it at your leisure.
There are many diet benefits associated with blending food. Unlike juices, smoothies consist of the entire fruit or vegetable, skin and all and contain all of the fibre from the vegetables. Eating blended food can help you lose weight and make you feel stronger mentally and physically. Blending is the process that retains all fibre it also helps create a slow, even release of nutrients into the blood stream and avoids blood sugar spikes. The fiber in smoothies also helps you feel full longer! Smoothies can be super boosted with the addition of coconut oil, Matcha green tea powder, spinach, flaxseeds, raw organic honey, spirulina, Goji berries, dates and much more.
Making drinks in a high powered blender means that all the fibre is retained. A smoothie is a whole food drink. The difference between the old style, slower RPM blenders (not high powered) is that the blades are so sharp and the motor is so powerful that the important nutrients contained in the seeds, skins and flesh of ingredients are broken up correctly and made into a bioavailable form. As the blades are so sharp and rotation is so fast, the tearing apart of the fibres and skin and so on, is done so quickly that it happens without heating up ingredients.
Combining Juicing and Blending
When considering juicing vs blending, both options have their benefits and disadvantages. Look at it this way: The vast majority of people could improve their diet by eating more fresh greens, whether we, juice, or blend them. They are nutrient dense blasts, however we choose to digest them – it’s all good!
we recommend Creating a healthy kitchen with both a Cold Press Juicer and a High Powered blender. With these two appliances the options for healthy whole food meals are endless. You can make everything from Bliss Balls and sorbets in your Cold Press Juicer to Hot Soups in 8 Minutes with your High Performance Blender.