If you need a healthy drink, smoothies are better than fruit juices here is why

Blending used to create smoothies keeps the insoluble fiber contained in the fruits and vegetables in your drink.This kind of fiber has two health benefits; first, it slows down the release of fruit sugar from your drink into your blood stream which avoids high insulin peaks that would result in converting the fruit sugar into fat that is going to go and deposit on your belly and thighs, second it helps you maintain healthy digestive transit and bowel movement which will avoid you bloating and constipation.Fruit juices on the other hand has only soluble fiber and constitute a concentrated source of sugar.

Bottom line, in terms of health benefits if you have to chose between a whole fruit, a smoothie or a juice , the best choice would be the whole fruit in the first place then smoothie.

For more details on the pros and cons of fruit juices , take a look at this interview on BBC with british nutritionist Nicola Whitehead https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBv9Dmgd56Q

 

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