Have you had a chance to hop on the green diet bandwagon? Green drinking can be a fantastic way to add healthful servings of fruits and vegetables into your diet, especially if you are not already absorbing the recommended daily amount.

 

There is an endless supply of green products currently being sold on the market, but what is the difference between the two? Is juicing better for your system? Or, is it better to consume fiber-rich smoothies? It is tricky to say as this actually depends on your own specific dietary requirements. Our hope is that this MUIPR guide will get you caught up on everything you need to know about the juicing versus smoothie debate.

 

What is the deal with juicing? Dr. Sears Wellness Institute defines juicing as “a process which extracts water and nutrients from produce  and discards the indigestible fiber.”  This option is great if you have a sensitive digestive system or illness that inhibits your body from processing fiber.

 

Something to pay attention to when juicing is that when you remove the fiber from the produce, the liquid juice is rapidly deposited into your bloodstream. If you are only juicing fruits, this may cause a rapid spike in blood sugar and unstable blood sugar levels. Problems such as  mood swings, energy loss, memory problems, amongst other evils, can arise from such an increase in blood sugar.

 

It is always good to be mindful of how much you are actually feeding your body because, although juicing provides a nutrient fix, without fiber in the juice, some people may get hungry again quickly.

 

For those individuals who swear by the Nutribullet, smoothies  can contain  an entire fruit or vegetable and all of the fiber from those vegetables.

 

Instead of a rapid release of nutrients, blending breaks the fiber apart (which makes the fruit and vegetables easier to digest) and helps create a slow, even release of nutrients into the bloodstream. This helps to avoid drastic increases in blood sugar levels. Smoothies can also be a bit easier to clean up since blending is less messy than juicing.

 

No matter your body or taste, always remember this: it is way better to begin stocking up on fruits and vegetables no matter what method you choose. We could all use a bit more superfoods in our daily lives, forever in moderation. That is something all health experts and enthusiasts can agree upon.

 

 

What’s your green drink preference? Do you prefer a light juice or a decadent smoothie? Would you invest in a juicer or blender to make green drinking part of your daily life? Share your thoughts in the comments or tweet me @Kelseymbro