After several debates, we still haven’t come to a conclusion to most dubious question in nutrition: What’s better, smoothies or juices? There are several pros which could be a con to some people and vice-versa. Here are some pros and cons to help you decide which one is better for you.1
They are normally a blend of whole foods, that means the nutrient in the fruits and veggies remain intact. You can also add extra-nutritious ingredients to your smoothie. You can add yogurt, honey, nuts, seeds, a combination of fresh fruits or vegetables, and this can be a breakfast for you.
The cons say that you might end up consuming more fats than eating a normal fruit. You would also end up eating far more servings of fruits and veggies than you should eat. Gulping more calories can prevent weight loss and lead to weight gain.
The pros of juice benefit those who often miss out on eating greens and veggies for days straight, and can recharge their body with all the nutrients in just one mug. The veggies that you often don’t eat, you can just add them with something more that you like and make a delicious smoothie.
Athletes prefer juice over smoothies, as consuming their produce in liquid helps them to get the amount they need. It is easy to get all the essential nutrients easily out of juices.
The cons of juice is that it lacks the fiber that fruits have in their pulp. This makes juices less filling than juices. By missing the fiber, you are also missing out on your gut health. Drinking juices can also make you experience sudden blood sugar spike.
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