Blending vs Juicing

When it comes to health and fitness, there is never the ‘one-right- way’ to follow because the human body is built in a peculiar way, so there cannot be ‘one-size- fits-all’. The best way forward is to choose what suits you the best. These days, there is a lot of buzz around juicing and blending. High in vitamins and packed with micronutrients, both of these options will deliver precious nutrition to your body.

Blending

A blender is a staple in most kitchens. It is no surprise then, that smoothies have taken off as a breakfast option in the last few years. Green smoothies (a mixture of fruit and green vegetables) are becoming very popular as a way of consuming the all important 5 nutrients – a – day. The benefits offered by blending are given below:

● Blending your fruit and vegetables is a great way of retaining fiber which is important for digestion.

● Fiber slows the absorption of sugar into your bloodstream and enables the body to move food through the digestive tract.

● Fiber is satiating and hence, ends up keeping you fuller for longer.

● Blending also enables you to be able to incorporate other healthy foods such as nuts and seeds to give the smoothie a full profile of macronutrients.

Juicing

Long popular with fans of detoxing, juicing removes the fiber from the fruits and vegetables processed and makes them easily drinkable. Although fresh juice contains the same nutrients as the original fruit and vegetables, the juicing process removes fibers making the juice more concentrated, and so easier to digest and absorb into the bloodstream. Consequently juicing is a more effective way to absorb high concentrations of nutrients (vitamins, minerals and enzymes) from fruits and vegetables into the body. Following are just a few of the benefits of
juicing:

● Juicing allows for quicker digestion and an improved rate of absorption of nutrients into the body.

● Juicing leads to increased absorption of nutrients will have two general effects on the body: more nutrients will get to your cells and tissues, and the body will be better able to detoxify.

● Juicing gives your stomach and intestines a rest as it removes hard to digest fibers.

 

Mim Kleiberg is a Star 3 Spinning Instructor, Holistic Health Coach, personal trainer and Co-owner of THE ROOM Abu Dhabi with qualifications in Olympic Weight Lifting, Kettle-bells & Functional Training.

5 Easy Ways To Eat Right!

Our body is like a machine which needs energy to run the daily course. The food we eat every day is the primary source of energy for our body. To maintain proper functioning we need to fuel our body with all necessary energy elements like proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates, and fibres. Follow these guidelines to make sure that you eat just what your body needs.

 

  1. Cut off refined sugar –

Sugar is toxic to the body and creates a cycle of dependency with highs and lows, eventually draining you of energy. Cutting down sugar helps you retain your energy levels.

  1. Add variety to your diet –

Don’t get stuck in a rut with your diet. Eat seasonally and change it up regularly so that you get a wide range of vitamins and minerals to support your body’s energy levels.

  1. Regulate consumption –

Eat for the activity that you are about to do. If you’re going to work out, eat a balance of good carbohydrates, protein and fat to fuel you for that activity. If you are winding down for the day, eat less as this energy will not be used.

  1. Eat breakfast –

Start your day with a healthy burst of energy. Combine proteins, carbohydrates, and fats to get a right start. Remember, breakfast boosts your metabolism by kick-starting energy consumption for the day.

  1. Drink adequate water –

Water is the basis for the optimum functioning of our body’s system. Making sure you get enough water, as it increases the energy efficiency of your body.

 

Our choice of food is driven by our taste buds and not hunger. The availability of yummy junk food only pushes us towards making more unhealthy choices every day. Avoiding all that tempting food is impossible and too cruel to ask for. However, it is possible to have the best of both worlds. If you need more guidelines you can always get in touch with us. Call us now  on +971 2 4444 945