Nature has gifted us with a huge variety of fruits and vegetables to take benefits from however, we only consume a limited few which we find most convenient. For example potatoes, tomatoes and onions are something we cannot live without. What about the thousands of other varieties you are ignoring which have countless health benefits? Those who want to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their diet have long since been blending smoothies for the same. Smoothies have numerous health benefits. These days newer drinks have also become available called cold pressed juice which are also an excellent source of nutrients. Let’s find out the benefits of both types of drinks in further detail:
Smoothies can be very beneficial if you make them at home in your blender. Store bought smoothies will contain numerous additives like sugars, artificial flavors and preservatives. They might not contain any real fruit at all and thus are not healthy in the least. Smoothies that you make at home contain real fruits and vegetables along with a base such as milk or yogurt which makes it a highly nutritious drink. All the parts of the fruits and vegetable are used in making smoothies except for maybe the peel or pit in some cases. Along with the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes that the fresh, homemade smoothies contain, they are also rich in fiber which eases your digestion and boosts your metabolism.
A small drawback of a blender may be that the fast spinning blades inside the blender jug produce heat during their operation which will destroy some of the enzymes and nutrients that are present in the fruits and vegetables in their original state.
Cold Pressed Juice:
Cold pressed juices are the newest types of drinks which is expanding its fan club on a daily basis. The cold press juicers SOURCE use an advanced technique called slow juicing to extract the juice and nutrients from the fruits and vegetables which makes sure that none of the nutrients are destroyed in the process. Their aim is to process the ingredients in such a way as to produce the healthiest and most nutritious drink ever.
As compared to a glass of smoothie, a cold pressed juice will contain more nutrients, living enzymes and antioxidants but will not contain any fiber. Juicing leaves behind all the pulp from the fruits and vegetables extracting only the juice for consumption. So although it will make a more nutritious drink, it will not give you the benefits of fiber.
If you are looking to add more nutrients in your diet, you will want to add more cold pressed juice in your diet but if you want to keep your digestive system functioning well along with the consumption of nutrients, you will want to drink more smoothies. The choice will depend on your health preferences and your likes and dislikes. To take all the benefits you should keep both appliances and enjoy both types of drinks whenever you want to.