Juicing is no doubt a huge trend right now and why wouldn’t it be – you can sip on some major super foods with a delicious taste. Many people are ready to jump on the attack, claiming it is just a fad with no real benefits. Many anti-juicers argue that you should eat your vegetables and not drink them. While you should eat your vegetables, it doesn’t mean juicing isn’t good for you as well. Here we will debunk some of the biggest juicing myth claims.
1. “A juice contains no fiber.”
Proponents of juicing claim that once you juice the vegetables, you lose all the fiber, which is simply not true. There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. As you can guess, juicing keeps the soluble fiber while exacting the insoluble fiber. These soluble fibers are like a sponge; they provide bulking matter that acts as a prebiotic to support good digestive health.
2. “Juices have too much sugar.”
This all depends on what you’re juicing that’s why it is important to follow the 80/20 rule. 80 percent vegetables and 20 percent fruit, this way you’re giving your veggie juice enough sweetness to make it delicious without going overboard.
3. “There’s no such thing as a juice detox.”
While this one may be true because your body is constantly in a state of detox, there are foods that can assist and strain the process. Phytonutrients, found in broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, radish, Brussels sprouts, help promote liver enzymes, which are credited to detoxification. Eating, blending or juicing these veggies are an excellent way to consume them.
4. “Eating fruits and veggies is better than juicing them.”
At the end of the day, it is about ingesting more veggies and fruits and whichever avenue to choose to take, the point is that you get there. Whether you decide to eat them raw, roasted, in a smoothie or salad, it’s important that you increase your vegetable consumption. There are also a variety of ways to capitalize on a broad range of nutrients. For example, you absorb more Vitamin C from a raw tomato and more lycopene from a cooked one.
5. “Juicing is too expensive and wasteful.”
While juicing can be costly, isn’t it worth it to your health? Also, here at The Spot Cafe, we strive to bring you the best quality juice at an affordable price. We offer 1, 2, and 3-day juice cleanses fit to your needs. We also allow you to taste the juice before you purchase, so you’re not stuck with one you’re plugging your nose and throwing it back. Each day of the cleanse you purchase, we’ll throw in a free 32 oz lemon water and a free Juice Tasting Class.