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Is juicing better for you than eating fruits or vegetables whole?

Current rating: 3.5 from 2 votes.
Juicing is not any healthier than eating whole fruits and vegetables. The resulting liquid contains most of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals (phytonutrients) found in the whole fruit, but whole fruits and vegetables also have healthy fibre, which is usually lost in the 'juicing'.

The main advantage of juicing is the higher concentration of nutrients per 100ml, especially when you are creative and use a combination of fresh vegetable and fruit ingredients. Be aware though, fruit juices are also rich in energy so limit your daily intake to no more than 1 glass a day, for those of you who are managing your weight.

So, if you are into making your own juices from a variety of vegetables and fruit – go for it!  Drinking freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juice is sometimes easier than having them whole and it is something novel and fun. You can find many juicing recipes online or mix up your own combinations of fruits and vegetables to suit your taste.

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Current rating: 3.5 from 2 votes.
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