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Juicing vs. Blending: Is One Better?

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: One of the most controversial discussions -- whether juicing or blending your fruits and veggies is better -- finally comes to an end.
Air Date: 3/19/14
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Ray Doustdar, CEO Buiced INC
Ray Ray Doustdar is the CEO of BUICED Inc., and the creator of the all new BUICED Liquid Multivitamin, as well as the curator of Everyday Juicer, a website dedicated to helping people add fresh vegetable juicing to their daily lifestyle.

Through fresh vegetable juicing, Ray was able to bring down his cholesterol from 234 to 168 (down 28%) by incorporating juicing into his daily lifestyle.

During this time, he discovered that although the leafy greens are packed with phyto-nutrients, they lack many essential vitamins and minerals.

He tried taking vitamins in pill form after each juice, but they upset his stomach. Then Ray learned liquid vitamins are more readily available for easy absorption, so he decided to solve his own problem and created BUICED to "boost his juice."
Juicing vs. Blending: Is One Better?
One day you hear a spokesperson of a company telling you that juicing is horrible for your health and that blending is better. The next day you hear the complete opposite.

Is there any truth in what these advertisements are claiming?

Guess what? Juicing or blending does not have to be an either/or situation. In fact, you should utilize both.

Juicing turns your raw veggies and fruits into a liquid. When you juice your veggies, you get the most important and most restorative parts of the veggie you're using (nutrients, phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals).

The difference between juicing and blending your veggies and fruits is that when you blend them, you are retaining the fiber. With both juicing and blending, the nutrients are absorbed much faster into your body as opposed to your body slowly digesting that food.

Everyday Juicer, Ray Doustdar, joins Dr. Holly and sets the record straight between the myths and rumors surrounding juicing and blending.