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|WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A JUICER AND A BLENDER|
|WHAT IS BETTER JUICING OR BLENDING|
|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS|
|NOT SURE WHAT JUICER OR BLENDER WOULD BE GOOD FOR YOU?|
If you have landed on this article, chances are you’re a little confused as to what the difference is between juicing and blending, and what suits your goals best.
Here’s the truth….
Both juicing and blending are highly beneficial. But, there is a major difference between blenders and juicers.
By the end of this article, you will be able to determine whether a juicer or blender is what you need to reach your goals.
Let’s get started.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A JUICER AND A BLENDER
Juicers are equipped with blades or gears that grate and grind your produce.
When you put your produce inside your juicer, the juicer squeezes the juice out of the produced pulp. The pulp is completely separated from the juice.
TYPES OF JUICERS
On the market, there are currently two different juicers (or also called juice extractors).
Centrifugal juicers are the most common juicers that are on the market. These juicers are also off the best value for the least amount of investment.
Masticating juicers are my favorite as they are the next step up in power and quality. Masticating juicers are more expensive than centrifugal juicers, but are superior in quality.
For a full explanation of the difference between centrifugal juicers and masticating juicers check out my TOP 5 BEST JUICERS OF 2017.
Just like juicers, blenders also have a blade. However, blenders function differently than juicers.
A blender pulverizes your produce. Unlike a juicer, the pulp from your produce stays together with the juice. The juice is usually thicker due to the pulp.
I find that blending fruit is a little more work, as you have to peel the skin from certain produce (like oranges), as well as chop, produce into smaller pieces.
TYPES OF BLENDERS
There are essentially three different types of Weight loss you can choose from.
These high-powered blenders have been specifically engineered to withstand years of daily use in commercial and home kitchens. They tend to have higher wattage for superior quality.
Immersion blenders, also called handheld or stick blenders, are long, thin appliances that are easily maneuvered by hand in the kitchen to blend, chop, mix and puree. They are ideal for small tasks.
Small, personal sized blenders are ideal for those short on time and only looking to make one or two smoothies at a time. It’s ideal for on-the-go since you can take the blender’s container as your to-go cup.
WHAT IS BETTER JUICING OR BLENDING
The truth is….
Both juicing and blending are really good for your body. As a child I was constantly told, you have to eat your fruits and veggies if you want to grow big and strong.
But here’s the kicker…
Only 7% of most people’s calorie intake comes from plant food.
Yep, it is true. You might be wondering how the heck you can get more veggies and fruit in your diet without feeling like you’re constantly chewing every minute of the day.
Well, that is where juicing and blending come in. No matter what option you choose, both will help you increase your fruit and veggie intake easily.
If you’re looking to lose weight than a juicer would be best for you. Juicing allows you to reduce your calorie intake and flood your body with tons of yummy vitamins and minerals.
If you’re looking to maintain your weight or and/or get healthier you can do either juicing or blending. Incorporating juices with delicious healthy meals is a great way to maintain your current weight.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below are some of the questions that I get asked when it comes to juicing and blending.
If the pulp is removed when I juice, isn’t that a bad thing? Don’t we need fiber?
Regardless of whether you decide to juice or blend, you will still get some fiber.
There are two types of fiber and here are how they function in your body:
Soluble Fiber – this type of fiber remains in your juice even when the pulp is removed
One of the best things about soluble fiber is that it acts as a prebiotic with support healthy bacteria in our gut. Soluble fiber also absorbs water in our intestines which help slows down the transit of food in our digestive tract.
Insoluble Fiber – this remains in your juice when pulp is NOT REMOVED
Insoluble fiber is responsible for making you feel full. One of the number one complaints I hear about doing a juice cleanse is that people are constantly feeling hungry. This is because insoluble fiber is removed in the juicing process.
Insoluble fiber is also responsible for keeping you regular.
Can I survive off of just consuming juices and smoothies?
The right question to ask would be, is it HEALTHY to consume only juices and smoothies.
The answer is NO.
I have personally done countless juicing cleanses that lasted between 3-20 days. Although I believe that there are tremendous benefits to juicing my body was lacking protein and fiber (especially insoluble fiber). Which left me feeling at times hungry and weak.
I would highly suggest that you take a balanced approach to your diet.
Now that you know the differences between juicers and blenders, you can make an informed decision as to what would suit you best.
I personally would recommend that you have both a juicer and a blender. Not only are there super affordable blenders and juicers out on the market, you will be able to alternate between creating amazing smoothies and powerful juices.
NOT SURE WHAT JUICER OR BLENDER WOULD BE GOOD FOR YOU?
No problem. I got you covered. Check out below my TOP 10 lists for blenders and juicers in 2017.