Did you know juices and smoothies are listed among the top 10 natural ways to boost female fertility, according to Natural Fertility Info? They also help with mood swings, attaining vibrant looking skin and hair growth among many other benefits.
Many people, however, often argue which of the two is better. While juices and smoothies are very different right from their consistency to their nutritional density, they both offer tonnes of health benefits to you as a woman, after regular intake.
For instance, they are both a quick fix to weight loss. Nevertheless, juices have certain advantages over smoothies and vice versa.
Juicing Vs. Blending: For Weight Loss
Many women struggle with weight loss. Matter of fact, of the 49% of US citizens trying to lose weight, women make up 56.4%. And get this, obese and overweight women are not the only ones who have weight struggles.
Stats show that 35.6% of women above 20 who are considered normal or underweight also try to lose weight, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are part of this group, struggling with baby fat or generally unwanted weight, both juicing and blending can help.
Juices and smoothies are the third most popular weight loss technique in America according to the same report. Question is, which of the two yields better results?
Juicing is the best option in a situation where you want to lose weight fast as you consume more nutrients quickly. It may not be a solution for the long term but it will help in giving you instant energy. This is because taking a glass of juice will leave you hungry after a short while.
For women who are looking to permanently lose excess weight, a diet plan that includes regular smoothie intake might be the solution. A smoothie helps in keeping your belly feeling full for a longer period of time. It is therefore instrumental in curbing cravings and preventing weight addition. It also gives you strength.
Nonetheless, please note that smoothies and juices can only help with weight loss if your meal plan encompasses other healthy foods that have nutritional value and low calories.
Juicing vs. Blending: Nutrient Provision In the Body
The debate on the process of juicing versus the power of blending when it comes to nutrient provision has been a hot topic for a while now. The truth is that both have nutritional benefits but each one has benefits unique to it. The major difference is actually created during the preparation process according to research done by The University of Washington.
During preparation, juicing separates liquids from fruits and vegetables leaving behind a thin highly concentrated drink which is nutrient packed.
Blending, on the other hand, uses whole vegetables and fruits to come up with the beverage thus producing a thicker liquid with more volume and fiber than juices. Juices are therefore more expensive since greater volume of products are used during preparing and they have more nutrients.
Juicing vs. Blending: For Fertility
Both juices and smoothies are considered natural fertility boosters. Juices are the fastest way to get your body to assimilate a large amount of easily digestible nutrients which is key in promoting fertility and turning around an imbalance so as reverse common fertility issues.
The human body is made of cells. The foods you eat provide the building blocks for these cells. A vegetable and fruit diet ensures the body has all of the ingredients it needs to build cells. Juiced fruits and vegetables ensure these ingredients are easily available to the body.
Juices also provide nutrients required to balance hormones, regulate a cycle, increase egg health and promote blood flow to the uterus.
Smoothies are equally good for boosting fertility. Apart from vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and antioxidants that are essential for healthy fertility, the fact that you can add other ingredients in a smoothie boosts its macronutrient profile and consequently, it’s fertility boosting capabilities.
Common smoothie ingredients such as organic coconut milk, and hemp, flax or chia seeds, have omega 3 fats that regulate hormones and promote ovulation. These fats also increase mucus production in the cervical walls, improve the body’s inflammatory response, and increases blood circulation to all reproductive organs.
While both juices and smoothies have separate benefits to your health, including them in your meal plan will positively impact your body. Aside from leading a healthy lifestyle, you will have taut good looking skin, healthy hair and nails, a healthy digestive tract, a strong immune system, and a healthy reproductive system.
They are also a brilliant way of ensuring you consume the recommended 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.