JUICING LACKS A-PEEL
When you juice you discard the skins of whole fruit and veg — which contain health-giving fibre. Studies show fibre helps restrain the rise in your blood sugar and insulin levels after eating. Research also links regular juice consumption with weight gain and diabetes.
A smoothie can be a great source of nourishment, but if it’s packed with frozen yoghurt, sweet syrups, honey and dates, it can have more kilojoules than an indulgent dessert.
Chewing is also good for you — which of course you can’t do with juices or smoothies. Evidence suggests chewing helps your brain register that you’re eating, which is important when you’re trying to lose weight.