Whenever I juice I feel like I am wasting too much of the fruit/vegetable. Wouldn't it be better just to eat the fruits/vegetables rather than juice them?
You definitely shouldn't think of it as a waste. The benefits of juicing are possible because the fibre has been removed, allowing for instant absorption of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids.
You get an instant energy boost and tons of nutrients every time you drink fresh (unpasteurized) juice, and because there is no fibre you are giving your overworked digestive system a much needed break. Since so much of our energy is used when we digest food, every time we drink juice there is energy leftover that can then be used for detoxification, cellular repair and healing.
Juicing also allows us to consume more fruits and vegetables than we could if we were just eating them whole.
Don't want to waste the pulp? You can save the pulp by freezing or dehydrating and then use it to make soup stock, crackers, croutons, breads.
Learn 7 more ways you can use juice pulp.
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Shawna Barker BSc., RHN is a nutritionist, college instructor, and raw food educator.