Vegetable Or Vegetable Juice: Which Is Healthier?

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According to Mayo Clinic, while vegetable juice has plenty of vitamins and minerals, it may be lower in fiber content and is generally less filling as compared to a serving of most whole vegetables. Enough fiber in your diet may reduce the risk of constipation, high cholesterol, high blood sugar and weight gain.

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Vegetables juices are naturally low in calories and fat; however, they are still important sources of essential nutrients including potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C and fol ate. When you juice vegetables, the machine tends to separate the juice from the pulp, allowing the juice to flow out through a strainer removing the pulp.

Removal of pulp means that you have discarded the fiber content that most of the pulp in the vegetable contains. One of the main nutrients in a vegetable is fiber, which is known to keep the bowel movement regular, stimulate digestion, stabilize blood sugar and regulate cholesterol along with keeping fuller for longer, thereby aiding weight loss.

By vegetable juice we mean freshly made juice at home and not the packaged ones that are loaded with preservatives and excess amount of sodium that have harmful effects on your health. According to Debian Banner HOD, Dietetics PSI Hospital, “Packed vegetable juice sounds better to us as it is comes handy. But they are high in sodium and less in fiber whereas green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, spinach, ET AL can help you to fill your stomach easily and are rich in vitamins, minerals, ET AL as compared to lots of sugary juices, which are readily available in the market. Packed bottle also have preservatives which may have a detrimental effect on your health.”

While consuming both of them is healthy, we suggest that you should switch between the two to reap maximum benefits. For people trying to lose weight, eating vegetables is much healthy than drinking juice, considering whole veggies have a lot more fiber than the latter. So, include both as a part of your daily diet and choose health!

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