Juice vs. Smoothie

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Posted on 14th February 2013 by admin in LivingFuelTV |Super Health

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Juicing fresh fruits and vegetables is a classic and enduring practice in the natural health community, while the smoothie craze is a relatively recent phenomenon.  So, which is best the best choice— juice or smoothie?  While both can contribute positively to you and your family’s good health, there are significant ‘red flags’ you must be aware of before selecting either of these two options.  LivingFuelTV host KC Craichy weighs in today on the pros and cons of each.  Pay particular attention to his practical tips on how to supercharge your juice or smoothie.

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Audio Transcript

Welcome to Living Fuel TV. This is KC Craichy.

So what’s healthier a smoothie or juicing? Now isn’t that a tough question? Most people think both of them are extremely healthy, the truth is neither one of them are healthy enough. Now what do I mean by that?

Well, let’s take juicing. Now we’ve talked about juicing in other shows. I’m a fan of juicing with a purpose. See, juicing is basically a super salad. So if you want a super salad, it is terrific to have juice. Now many people will have it for breakfast, but it’s missing so many things that it causes you to have nutritional deficiencies and other issues, like loss of muscle and things, because of lack of protein, lack of fiber, lack of healthy fats and so on. If you take juice, and you add to it a high-quality vegetable protein powder, or some combination of superfood powders, and also take a multivitamin, an omega-3, then you can have a healthy meal on which you can base a juice fast, which we’ve talked about on other shows, which is a juice for breakfast, for lunch, for dinner, for as long as you want to go, so that is how you make a juice healthy.

Now on the other side a smoothie, the biggest problem with smoothies most people think, “Hey, I’m going to go to the smoothie shop. I’m going to get a smoothie for my lunch, because smoothies are healthy.” You see them put all this fruits and vegetables, and mostly fruits in there, bananas and apples and also they add juice. Like processed juice in there, and so it really looks like a healthy situation, but what you end up with is a huge sugar blast with very minimal protein. So, a lot of them will sell you additional protein scoops, but people even when they do that, they don’t put enough protein.

So, you want to avoid the smoothie shop smoothie, unless you tell them that you want to cut the juices and fruits by 75% to 80%. Replace the rest with water, and add in significant amounts of protein which will be about one- third of your body weight in grams of protein, in terms of making a super-smoothie healthier. Now the super-smoothie is still missing many things, so you’re still going to want to take a multivitamin, and your omega-3’s and other supplements that you might take, unless of course, you’re using Living Fuel powders in either your smoothies or the juice, and then you’re covering all your bases, except for your omega’s.

So, I really hope this was helpful to you. God bless you, and have a great day.

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