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Old 04-28-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
Andrew Lallos
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Question Blending vs. Juicing

I'm already aware of the fact that fruit/veggie juice--even the fresh stuff you can make with a juicer at home, has a much higher Glycemic Index (or Glycemic Load?...or both?).

My question, is what about blending into a smoothie or just blending in general. In essence isn't similar to "chewing" because you're not eliminating any of the physical fruit/veggie in the same way a juicer strains.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:27 PM   #2
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Re: Blending vs. Juicing

I don't have a science-y answer for you, but my guess is that using a blender would lower the GI/GL as opposed to using a juicer, assuming you drink all the little bits and fiber left over in the bottom of the blender. Fiber will slow digestion to some degree and blunt the insulin spike. I have read something about liquid food creating more of an insulin response than the same thing in solid form, but I can't remember the details on it or where I saw it.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:32 AM   #3
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Re: Blending vs. Juicing

Both can be great for you depending on what you are putting in the blender or the juicer. I happen to use both but I use them for different foods. I often use the juicer for various green vegetables and I often use the blender for various berries, nuts, fruits, and super foods. Sometimes I will mix the two together in a shake. Some people on here seem to be against juicing because of the "high sugar content" but what they fail to see is this isn't glycemic sugar so unless you have a deficiency such as diabetes juicing dark green vegetables is great for you because there are a whole lot of benefits to doing so. I have been juicing now for almost an entire year and have never felt healthier in my entire life. I have energy throughout the whole day and never get that mid day lag anymore, I have had more increases in my physical fitness as a result b/c I have more energy, I can focus better for longer, and my diet is cleaner b/c the more healthy you eat the less unhealthy foods you actually want to eat.
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