Posted on August 24, 2013
This is a tricky comparison, more like comparing jogging and aerobics. The bottom line is that both are essential. Starting a raw food lifestyle with little to invest presents this immediate dilemma: what do I buy first, a juicer or a blender? It remains apparent that to get the best health benefits you ultimately need both.
Every person on raw food diet seeks to get top quality, highly dense and readily absorbable nutrition, whether from a juicer or a blender. Whipping up some fresh raw fruit or vegetable juice or smoothies is a sure way to get a quick shot of energy and first class nutriment. It is a savior in this era when nuts, raw fruits and vegetables don’t quite meet our daily nutritional requirements.
Both the juicer and the blender gives you what you body will imbibe like sponge. There are of course evident differences between juicers and blenders, but this isn’t a contest. They are both very significant to a discerning raw food enthusiast. With enough bucks in the wallet, it would do well for a raw food adherent to acquire both.
Juicing vegetables reduces the time of digestion and assimilation to 10 to 15 minutes. Within this incredibly short while, cells, tissues, glands and organs are swimming in great nourishment, cleansing, detoxification and regeneration. That startling speed and efficiency also eliminates much effort from the digestive system. Juicing extracts just what the body wants and eliminates the pulp. Assimilation takes place without activating the digestive system. Fiber can lengthen this time up to a number of hours. Juicing is also good for people with digestive systems that are sensitive to high raw fiber.
Juicing is good way to give your digestive system a rest while still getting all the nutritional elements your body requires to stay healthy. The vitamins and mineral get direct to the system, making your look younger and vibrant. However, we must also note that fiber is also an essential part of the diet. One must eat, not just drink. So while juicing is just one option of getting dense nutriments, it should never be assumed to be perfect replacement for munching real food. The smoothies retain all the fibers which is a plus when it comes to “chimney sweeping” the entire gut. Smoothies from blenders won’t do that; high powered blending machines like the Blendtec Blender or the Vitamix Blender will crack open the cellular wall of your favorite fruit or vegetable, releasing all the goodies for easy assimilation. The colon also needs those continuous food movements to keep up and running.
In summary, both are essential to raw food lifestyle. But for start, if you don’t have enough money to buy both, start with the Blendtec Blender or the Vitamix Blender because it is a lot easier to start a raw food lifestyle with smoothies than with juices. Once on the starting road, get to mix your fruits well, not all fruits have the same vitamins and minerals. For instance, you will find higher concentration of vitamin C in citrus fruits than any other. That means a superior starting balance is essential to lifelong healthy living.