Juicing vs. blending: Which is better for weight loss?

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Juicing is more convenient as compared to blending, making it a more favourable option. Also, juicing is trending these days, and that is why you can see juice bars all around claiming to give you better health, radiant skin, weight loss and what not. But when it comes to weight loss, is juicing better than blending? Read on to know the answer.

Juices

While freshly pressed juices are full of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, they are also full of fast-acting sugar. Once the juice is extracted from the fruits, it leaves behind the precious fibre required for better digestion and weight loss. The amount of sugar in fresh juice depends on the fruits and vegetables used in the recipe. A 50-50 blend of veggies and fruits will be really high in sugar. A better ratio will be 20:80 of fruits and veggies.

Blended smoothies

Blending is always a better option when compared to juicing. Blending some veggies, fruits with almond milk, protein powder, chia seeds makes for a more filling and healthy meal or snack. Smoothies and shakes with a balance of ingredients have a better macronutrient profile, are more filling and full of essential nutrients. Smoothies are way more satiating as compared to juices, which helps you binge less and lose weight.

Do not drink your calories

Commercially prepared smoothies and juices can load you with a few extra calories and hamper your weight loss programme. Also, studies have found when people drink their calories, they do not compensate by eating less later in the day. Over time these additional calories lead to undesirable weight gain.

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