juicing vs. blending

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LVNF04
LVNF04 Posts: 2,607 Member
I have the equipment to do both but which one is best for maintaining weight and what works for you?

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  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,874 Member
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    maintaining weight is still just about the calories. I do some juicing to supplement my veggie intake, but it doesn't get much more magical than that.
  • Hadabetter
    Hadabetter Posts: 941 Member
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    I would avoids juicers, because the fiber they remove is important for your health. But that's just me.
  • DuckReconMajor
    DuckReconMajor Posts: 434 Member
    edited June 2015
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    From what I know I think you are losing a lot of good fiber, vitamins, etc. when juicing. If you don't mind the bit of texture that blending leaves then I would go with blending. But if you really dislike the thickness of blended vegetables/fruits and much prefer the juice then I would go that route.

    I use my trusty BlendTec to blend up spinach, kale, protein powder, and sometimes berries for my post-workout. I think it's delicious.
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,874 Member
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    From what I know I think you are losing a lot of good fiber, vitamins, etc. when juicing. If you don't mind the bit of texture that blending leaves then I would go with blending. But if you really dislike the thickness of blended vegetables/fruits and much prefer the juice then I would go that route.

    I use my trusty BlendTec to blend up spinach, kale, protein powder, and sometimes berries for my post-workout. I think it's delicious.

    you lose some fiber, you don't lose vitamins and minerals...in fact, juicing can make absorption of these easier for the body.

    I have a juice every morning to supplement my veggie intake (not a juice diet or whatever)...and I get plenty of fiber. I get over 40 grams of fiber daily so I'm not really missing the fiber from my juice...plus it goes really well with my eggs and oats in the morning.
  • DuckReconMajor
    DuckReconMajor Posts: 434 Member
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    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    From what I know I think you are losing a lot of good fiber, vitamins, etc. when juicing. If you don't mind the bit of texture that blending leaves then I would go with blending. But if you really dislike the thickness of blended vegetables/fruits and much prefer the juice then I would go that route.

    I use my trusty BlendTec to blend up spinach, kale, protein powder, and sometimes berries for my post-workout. I think it's delicious.

    you lose some fiber, you don't lose vitamins and minerals...in fact, juicing can make absorption of these easier for the body.

    I have a juice every morning to supplement my veggie intake (not a juice diet or whatever)...and I get plenty of fiber. I get over 40 grams of fiber daily so I'm not really missing the fiber from my juice...plus it goes really well with my eggs and oats in the morning.

    Oh ok. I learned something today, thanks! I had just assumed the parts filtered out during juicing held a lot of nutrients. I need to do more research on the subject.
  • LVNF04
    LVNF04 Posts: 2,607 Member
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    My problem with juicing is the clean up and with blending vegetables you get a lot of fiber. Thanks