Smoothies vs. Juices: Pros + Cons
The difference between smoothies and juices is in a smoothie, you blend the whole fruit or veggie so you're consuming all the soluble and insoluble fibres; whereas in a juice, you're extracting the insoluble fibre and left with only the liquid and soluble fibre. The insoluble fibre in smoothies helps keep you fuller for longer, maintaining blood-sugar levels so your energy levels stay even. Without this insoluble fibre in juices, you're more likely to spike your blood-sugar levels, leading to food cravings and energy dips later.
What You'll Need
- Smoothie: A blender.
- Juice: A juicer.
What You'll Do
- SMOOTHIE - PROS:
- - Includes fibre, keeps you fuller for longer, maintains blood-sugar levels.
- - Efficient way to increase daily fruit + veggie intake in one hit.
- - Pimp your smoothie with superfoods/ green powders/ protein powders to increase its nutritional content.
- SMOOTHIE - CONS:
- - Not recommended for hypothyroid conditions/ low thyroid function as raw cruciferous veggies are goitrogenic (reduce thyroid function).
- - Potential to overeat if drinking smoothie with a meal, instead of as a meal.
- JUICE - PROS:
- - Big nutritional hit in one serving, way more nutrients in a glass of juice than you could eat.
- - Good for therapeutic use when needing high amounts of antioxidants.
- - Easily absorbed, helpful when there's gut lining dysfunction affecting absorption.
- JUICE - CONS:
- - No insoluble fibre, leading to blood-sugar spikes and energy crashes later.
Tips & Warnings
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