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Is juicing fruit and vegetables beneficial for your health?

By HERWriter June 26, 2014 - 1:28pm
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Juicing is a hot topic in the health world right now. What are the benefits? Are they more beneficial than just eating the piece of fruit or vegetables? Are the juices high in calories/sugar? Since you are getting just the juice out what about all the fiber I am missing out on? 

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Hi Jenny,

These are great questions! 

Juicing is very good for you because you get large servings of fruits and vegetables all in one go and you can take your juice with you and enjoy it throughout the day. This can ensure you get 6-10 servings per day! 

Juice can be high in calories but they are not empty ones; a large juice can be a meal in itself. It's the sugar that is more concernig- one reason to add more vegetables than fruit. It's also a pretty big dose of sugar if your chose fruit over veg and drink it quickly so your best bed is 75/25%. 

Fiber is the one contention of juicing. You do lose out on some fiber due to the skins being removed. However, eat high fiber fruits and veg whole (apples. pears and surprisingly - raspberries are very high in fiber!) as well as vegetables like artichokes (very high fiber content) and broccoli.  Some newer juicers keep the skins so that's an option to think about. 

Between the two options of juicing and whole eating, you'll do really well! 

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