‘Juice extractors’ are a waste commented one of our visitors this week.
We love comments here at running on juice and we are ok with people who have a difference in opinion. This one needs highlighting though as it is the kind of comment that could dissuade people from giving juicing a try.
It is a huge debate – what is better for you blending or juicing?
The full comment said ‘extraction juicers are a waste. I have a Vitamix. It keeps all the pulp (blender style) so you get the benefits of the fiber ‘
The commenter is right, you do retain all the fiber when you blend rather than juice. Fiber is very important for us, it helps to regulate blood sugar, keeps bowels regular and it does make us feel ‘fuller’ than straight juice.
The commenter is wrong when she says that juice extractors are a waste. Although this blog is called runningonjuice.com it could very well be called runningonjuiceandsmoothies.com I did not feel it had quite the same ring to it. Our Juicing Starter Guide also includes smoothie recipes.
Juicing is an excellent way to get liquid fuel into you body quicker. When the good nutrients and yes soluble fiber are extracted from the fruits and veggies they get right into your bloodstream. If you are worried about your fresh juice not having enough fiber then you can always top it up with flaxseed or a touch of flax oil to give it a fiber boost.
I love green smoothies and juices but I find I get more of an energy kick from the juice than the smoothie and that is because the good stuff gets into my body quicker.
Angie and I are not nutritionists or medical experts however we can share with you our own experiences.
Here are my facts:
I lost 70 pounds through using a juice extractor.
Angie lost 70 pounds through using a juice extractor.
Joe Cross lost 85 pounds through using a juice extractor.
Phil Staples lost..
The aroma of juicing fruits and veggies is like no other. Ever juiced ginger or beets? Wonderful.
Hundreds of readers of this site have also lost the pounds through using an extractor.
Now I happen to think a Vitamix is a good tool and if it works for you that’s great but I get fed up with those out there that saying juicing is a waste of time.
I like the idea of a twin track approach – both juice and blend – then you get the best of both worlds.
Are you a juicer a blender or both? What is your take on this juicing v blending debate?