Juicing and Blending
Juicing and Blending are both fantastic ways to enhance your nutritional intake on a day to day basis, and there is often confusion as to which one is better for you. They are both great and in different ways! Below you will find the differences in an easy and simple table.
|1. Removes the pulp, which means only the soluble fiber remains in your juice. This eases the digestion of nutrients and passes into your system very quickly.||The pulp remains in the drink, which contains the insoluble fiber and acts as a sustained slow burner. This fiber is good for you and keeps you full for longer, however, some of the nutrients will be attached to the insoluble fiber and will pass through your system.|
|2. When juicing you receive only 70% of the nutrients in the fruit/vegetables; on the other hand, because of that you will absorb 100% of the nutritional content as it is in the form of soluble fiber.||In a smoothie, you are receiving the whole fruit/vegetable, so 100% of the nutrients are entering your system, but some will pass through and not be absorbed.|
|3. For those who dislike greens, it is very easy to disguise the flavor of a mostly green juice with just one fruit ingredient, as well as being easy to consume on the go, or in a rush.||You have a huge choice of extra superfood ingredients you can add to a smoothie, like healthy fats (avocado), powders (spirulina), or extra protein with some yogurt. This makes them a legitimate meal replacement or post-workout option.|
|4. Juices which are full of fruit and vegetables that are high in sugar content (like beets and carrots) can induce a sugar spike on consumption and may contain a higher carbohydrates content than you had anticipated.||Smoothies which are packed full of fruit, vegetables and healthy fats can still have a high carb count, so if being consumed with a meal, this can add up.|
Juicing and Blending Workshops
If you are interested to learn more about juicing and blending, Navutu Dreams, Cambodia’s only high-end resort & wellness retreat offers classes and workshops on vegetable-fruit juicing as well as power tea-making.
Book a Detox Retreat at Navutu Dreams
For those who would like to go on a retreat that combines detox & nutrition, Navutu Dreams is proud to announce our programs Yoga & Wellness Packages. These packages incorporate a healthy diet, introducing classes on nutrition and juicing. Rejuvenating massages, detoxifying spa treatments, and light yoga and meditations are included in the program to help energize mind & body. Our fitness & nutrition coach will guide you through to help you make some significant lifestyle changes. Highlights of this program include health & wellness consultation, nutrition classes, a goal-setting session and a juicing.