If you’re trying to improve your health smoothies are an awesome way to get your fruits and veggies in all at once. You’ve probably noticed how trendy smoothies are right now; and because you’re reading this blog, I’m going to assume that you want to drink smoothies but you want to do it the right way. Believe it or not, there are some do’s and don’ts when it comes to making smoothies, and I want to make sure you’re following the rules.Juicing & Smoothies: What’s the difference?Juicing
A lot of times clients want to start juicing to get healthy. While drinking freshly pressed juice is absolutely amazing for you, there are differences between juicing and smoothies that you need to be aware of. When you juice, you are putting fresh fruits and veggies through a juicer. You’re extracting the juice, nutrients, antioxidants and goodness, but leaving behind the fiber. Juicing is really a wonderful alternative to conventional medications and cancer treatments for the ill. However, if you’re not ill and you’re just ready to improve your energy, immunity, beauty, and overall health, simply juicing can be a problem. Without any fiber or fat, the sugars in both fruits and veggies travel more quickly to your bloodstream. This can be a problem, and you may even find that it leaves you a bit jittery. The absence of fat also means that your body doesn’t have anything to help it absorb all of the nutrients in the juice. You’re missing a great opportunity here! Juices can be incorporated into a well-rounded and healthy diet, but I do not recommend relying on them since smoothies provide more substance and give your body more to work with.
Juicing tip: If you do decide to add juicing into your diet, remember to drink them on an empty stomach for max nutrient absorption then follow the juice with a meal.