There is an ongoing controversial debate whether juicing or blending is healthier for you. In this article, we will go over how both drinking smoothies and freshly squeezed juices can be beneficial to your overall health. Our point is that you do not have to choose smoothies versus juices. Rather, both smoothies and freshly squeezed juices could be healthy. In our article, we try to outline ways in which you can turn juicing and blending to your benefit. After all our site is named “practice” wellness and we strive to show you how to apply healthy knowledge. Also, check out our blog on the best time and way to consume fruit.
In this blog, we will compare juicing and blending. Juices and smoothies are not opponents. Hence, we titled our blog smoothies and juices differences as opposed to blending versus juicing. We also didn’t title our blog juicing and blending pros and cons because they are simply different. What can be a juicing or blending drawback to one person, could be a benefit to another. Juicing and blending don’t compete against each other. Rather they could work hand in hand together to improve our overall health. Read more on why both juicing and blending are healthy. Check out our juices and smoothie recipes!
We will outline the juicing and blending differences in categories. For example, we will take digestive fiber, sugar, calorie consumption, etc and talk about juicing and blending differences. Most people can benefit from both juicing and blending. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 1 in 10 adults get enough fruits and vegetables. Drinking smoothies and freshly squeezed juices can help! Read more about best way and time to consume fruits.
The short answer: So, we think the best way to stay hydrated for optimal health is to drink plenty of water in small quantities throughout the day, so your kidneys can properly excrete the excess. After all your kidneys are made to sort out how much your body will absorb and how much to excrete. Let them do their job! Read on for more details. Continue reading How much water should I drink daily?
Drinking water is the best source of fluid for your body. It is cheap and calorie free. There are many benefits of drinking adequate amount of water daily that are widely agreed on.
Benefits of drinking water
- Water provides your muscles with oxygen they need to fight fatigue. Hence, drinking more water is linked to higher energy
- Helps your kidneys – water helps the kidneys get rid of toxins as body fluids transports waste products in and out of cells. You will also be less prone to kidney stones.
- Helps with weight loss and weight management by taking up calorie free space in the stomach leading to less overall calorie consumption
- Helps with constipation – water keeps things flowing along your gastrointestinal track reducing the chances of constipation. It is even better to combine water with fiber to keep your bowel functioning well.
- Reduces risks of cancer such as bladder cancer, colon cancer and breast cancer. One of the reasons could be because the water washes out the carcinogens and doesn’t let them stick to our organs.
- Research has linked drinking water with a lower risk of death from coronary heart disease Continue reading Why drink water?
In this post, be Healthy be Happy summarized some facts about what role water plays in the human body. Our goal with this article is to educate our audience on the big impact water has in our lives. Also, see our post on water benefits. We hope our posts encourage our readers to hydrate appropriately every day for optimal health.
Facts about water in the human body
• The human body is made up of about 60% water
• Our brain contains more water (about 82%) than our blood
• Our blood plasma contains about 92% water which is about 55% of our blood volume
• Our kidneys, lungs, muscle and skin are made up primarily from water (in the 70%)
• Water is needed in our cells and organs Continue reading Water and the Human Body