Wellness Wednesday: Juicing

January 15, 2014
Ball Jars with juice and a bowl of vegetables on a table

Juicing has been in the media a lot recently and it seems to be the next big thing. But is juicing really good for you? Is it better than eating a whole fruit or vegetables? Let’s find out. 

To put it bluntly, no. Juicing probably is not any healthier than eating whole fruits or vegetables. When you juice you extract the juice from fresh fruits and vegetables. The result is juice that contains vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Which are all things that are important and should be included in a balanced diet. The problem or concern about juicing is the part that we lose, which happens to be the healthy fiber.

There is a lot of talk about the benefits of juicing like reducing the risk of cancer, boosting your immune system and aiding in digestion but the facts are there are none. There is no sound scientific evidence that says juicing is healthier than getting the juice by consuming the entire fruit or vegetable. But (and yes I said but) if you don’t normally eat fruit and vegetables, than juicing is a good way to add them to your diet.

When in doubt go with the fresh fruit or vegetable and if you can’t incorporate them into your diet then juicing might be right for you.



Nice perspective. One thing I do like about juicing is that it is easier to drink down a bunch of spinach or kale than eat it. Positives to both sides. Thanks.

I agree Juicer Guy it does

I agree Juicer Guy it does make it a lot easier to consume kale and spinach!! I just make sure to cut off any of the thick stems from the kale.


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