Fruit Juice vs. Vegetable Juice

Maintaining a healthy life primarily depends on a well-balanced nutrition plan. Consumption of juices is an important part of protecting ourselves against cancer and heart related diseases. Juices provide minerals, vitamins and sufficient anti-oxidants which keep us looking young and healthy, and thus it is no surprise that they form an integral part of our daily diet.

The juice war

Several health articles emphasize on the benefits of vegetable juices over fruit juices while others profess the opposite. If you are only going to drink one glass of juice a day, you would want to ensure it is nothing short of the best. Both, vegetables and fruits, provide multitude health benefits. Here is a quick list of the nutritional values of both juices to help you make a better and healthier choice.

Paleolithic super food

The trend these days is to be on the Paleo-Diet. The foods that have sustained us for millions of years are fruits. They are an important source of energy and carbohydrates and what better way to cool off than a tall glass of juice on a hot summer day. Fresh juice is packed with nutrients and flavor. Including a lot of fruit juices in your diet is a good way to keep calories in check. Maintaining your Body Mass Index helps you keep the granny flab and cellulite at bay. Fresh fruit juices in your diet will help you achieve the correct BMI level and maintain it. Most people prefer fruit juices over vegetable juices as they taste delicious and are easy to find at every street corner. Fruits provide the essential nutrients for kids and adults. They comprise anti-oxidants such as poly-phenolic flavonoids, vitamin-C, and anthocyanins. These compounds keep our bodies protected from oxidant stress, diseases, and cancers.

Go vegan when it comes to juicing

Vegetables provide all the nutrients vital for maintaining a healthy body. Juicing helps you absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables. Like fruits, vegetables also contain photochemicals and vitamins which protect us from chronic diseases. Drinking green juices early in the morning put your weight loss process on the fast lane. A juice with a blend of kale, celery, cucumber, lemon, ginger, parsley and romaine lettuce is considered to be loaded with nutrients. Green juice provides an entire day’s worth of vitamins and minerals. Consumption of vegetables increases our basal metabolism rate which in turn helps to maintain the ideal Body Mass Index. You don’t have to stick to greens; experiment with colors and juice just about anything.

Verdict

Fruit and vegetable juices are equally nutritious. Choose your pick or consider switching between the two for change of taste. Stay clear of stale vegetable/fruit juice. Always ask for fresh or canned juices. If you are incorporating fresh juices in your diet, blending or pureeing them is ideal as it keeps the fibers intact. This also helps in keeping you full longer and get rid of hunger pangs.  Though unavoidable emergencies are taken care of by most medical insurance companies in India, you need to take charge of your health and prevent the risk of obesity, heart diseases and other problems that arise from under nourishment.


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