April 10, 2011

Q & A: Blending or Juicing?

Q: Do you recommend blending or juicing? - Eric

Both or either! If you are asking this question, you are obviously someone who makes their health a priority. Both are great ways to get more nutrients in your daily diet.

Personally, I love blending. While juicing is great too, you lose a lot of the nutrients when juicing. Also, if you are juicing fruit, you are going to greatly increase the concentration of carbohydrates (sugar) to fiber ratio which isn't a good thing.

I have done both, and I've found that the taste is similar and if you like the thinner consistency, just add more water to your blender. I think it is easier to clean up after using the blender, than it is to clean the juicer.

Blending leaves all the pulp in which contains a ton of nutrients, enzymes and fiber. This helps balance out the fiber and carb ratio, making blending a better option in my opinion.

Most regular blenders are strong enough to mix lettuce, spinach and frozen berries. I have been using my Cuisinart Powerblend 500 every day for more than five years and it has worked great! I also use a Magic Bullet blender which is very easy to clean.

If you do use a juicer, I would recommend drinking smaller quanities than you would if it was blended because of the higher concentration of carbs and the lower amounts of fiber in it.

For my favorite health shake recipe, click here.

Thanks for the question Eric! Do you have a question about health you'd like to ask? E-mail it to drkehres@kehreshealth.com or comment below.

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