Why is Juicing Bad for you and the Earth
Has your mother ever told you to eat your vegetables, not to juice them? She says that with a reson.The market for smoothies and juices is over $2 billion and it is expected to grow over the next few years.
Juicing isn’t just fad though. It is a wasteful way of food consumption. When we juice a basket of veggies it will probably serve half or less the amount when eaten whole.
If we juice the vegetables we lose vitamins, fibers that satiate, and fats. Fats are important because they absorb the vitamins like A, E, D and K. Vitamins pass right through us if there is no fat in the juice.
Liver as most powerful body cleanser can repair itself in 24h under normal conditions. If we cook the vegetables we can get more nutrients and calories instead of drinking it.
Processes like frying, boiling and steaming can unlock antioxidants and specific vitamins. Humans spend only a fraction of time eating compared to animals.
This is because we’ve learned how to break down the fruit before eating it using heat and fermentation.Juicing can be bad for the environment to.
After juicing the food tons of pulp is thrown into the landfills. There they emit methane. This gas is 21 times more potent than carbon-dioxide.
Mom is always right. Eat your vegetables.