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The Whole Fruit or its Juice - Which One is More Healthy for Consumption?

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
The Whole Fruit or its Juice - Which One is More Healthy for Consumption?

Freshly squeezed juice and smoothie fashion is very relevant today. They are the basis of countless diets that are most popular among busy but health-conscious people. They are quick and easy to make and are said to help with weight loss and body detox.

In fact, if we think about it, in the same time it takes to make a glass of freshly squeezed fruit juice or a smoothie, we can also make a salad of pieces of fruit, which are just as refreshing and dietary.

Which is better to consume -the whole fruit or the squeezed juice?

Both options have their admirers, strengths and weaknesses. The freshly squeezed juices are distinguished by a high concentration of important nutrients. Paradoxically, however, this is not always the best option for health. When squeezing the juice from the fruit, nutrients such as antioxidants and phytonutrients lose their qualities, because the light initiates an oxidation process. The fruit juice should be drunk immediately after its preparation - no later than 15 minutes.

Some juices irritate the stomach lining, because of the citric acid they contain and are even contraindicated for stomach problems.

The large amount of fructose in freshly squeezed juice can damage the liver and cause fat deposits.

In fruit juices there is no pulp, skin or seeds from the fruit. However, a large part of the most useful substances are precisely in them. The flesh of the fruit is the main depot of fiber, which is important for our general health. Through the juice, we give up the full range of useful substances that a fruit offers us.

The Whole Fruit or its Juice

Consumption of a fruit includes chewing it. This costs the body energy and is a factor in feeling full. In the process of digestion, energy is also used up and nutrients are absorbed more slowly.

With juices, everything happens very quickly. Since energy is not used up, but energy is obtained in high doses, the fruit drink is a strong and high-energy food that does not satiate. Excess calories go immediately into fat reserves.

Fruit juice in reasonable doses is healthy, but much more healthy are the fresh fruit. Still, on a hot summer day we will prefer the cooling freshness of fresh fruit, but in any other case the whole fruit is preferable and it is the healthiest option.

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