Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - FEATURES -

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.

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