Sometimes it seems like a case of Red Sox vs. Yankees fans – strong supporters for each team who would never dream of crossing over to support the other side. But unlike baseball, there is quite a bit to be gained from sampling the best of both worlds.
Let’s break down the benefits of smoothies and fresh juice during a Reboot.
Price: There are lots of good ones on the market and most are inexpensive
Process: Load up the blender with clean, fresh or frozen fruits, veggies like green leafys (swiss chard or spinach for example) and liquid like coconut water. Off your Reboot try almond, hemp or soy milk, cacao nibs or chia seeds for fun.
Benefits: Phytonutrients found in the skin and flesh of fruits and veggies. Loads of fiber from the whole fruit and vegetables.
Fiber is important for regulating blood sugar, keeping bowels regular, aiding in hunger control, may help prevent certain types of cancers.
Equipment: Juicer/juice extractor
Price: Varies ($99-399)
Process: Push clean produce (fruits and veggies) through the chute.
Benefits: Juicing removes the insoluble fibers (but the soluble fiber remains in the juice). Important micronutrients typically more difficult to absorb become accessible. These nutrients include digestive enzymes and certain phytonutrients.
In the end, including both smoothies and fresh juice can be a healthy and delicious way to boost the amount of micronutrients in your diet.