Juicers vs. Blenders from NutriPro Juicers:
“Most Americans don’t eat nearly enough fruits and vegetables, so consuming them in liquid form is a quick, easy way to meet your healthy daily needs. Both blenders and juicers serve up nutrition in a glass, but the types of beverages they produce are very different.
Blenders pulverize the entire fruit or vegetable into a thick drink known as a smoothie, which contains the fiber from the pulp as well as the juice. In contrast, cold press juicers, like the BELLA NutriPro Juicer, extract only the nutrient-dense liquid.
According to certified holistic health coach and raw foods chef Laurie Erdman, while our bodies do need fiber for a healthy digestive system, the advantage of cold press juicing is that ounce for ounce it yields more concentrated nutrients and enzymes—the fragile proteins that support nearly every body function—that your body can quickly absorb. Fiber can block the absorption of those healthy compounds, slowing digestion.
If you drink a cold press juice you’ll get a bigger jolt of energy than you would from a smoothie, since your body doesn’t have to work to separate the nutrients from the fiber. As a result, Erdman believes, juice from the cold press juicers like the NutriPro has a cleansing, detoxifying effect on the body.
Nutrients and enzymes are also sensitive to friction and temperature. Because the NutriPro doesn’t have blades or heat up to operate like a blender does, the cellular structure of the produce you juice is not compromised. Cold press juicing allows you to quickly and easily ingest all of the healthy nutrients available in your favorite raw fruits and vegetables.”
I personally have been using the Bella NutriPro since February and love it. It is more work having to actually cut the fruits and veggies up, but the additional vitamins and enzymes you get using a cold press makes it worth it. If I’m going to go through the work of juicing, I want the full benefits!
Even though, I use my Ninja to make smoothies, there is no comparison between a smoothie and juicing. Because a smoothie is blended foods, it still goes through the digestive system, where stomach acids, etc kill a lot of the nutrients. Whereas, juicing, especially with a cold press, is absorbed into your bloodstream immediately. I’ve been making smoothies for a long time and love them but really never noticed a difference in how I felt. But after just one month of juicing, I felt a huge difference. I wasn’t as tired and I just felt healthier overall.