Eat your fruits instead of drinking them

Fruits are very healthy and are loaded with water, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants.

Fruit is sugar, water, fiber and nutrients while fruit JUICE is sugar & water. When fruit is put through the juicer or commercially processed All the good stuff is left behind.

Studies have repeatedly linked eating fruit to a reduced risk of several diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer etc.

Because fruits contain fiber and various plant compounds, their sugars are generally digested very slowly and do not cause major spikes in blood sugar levels.

However, the same does not apply For fruits juice.


Real fruit juices lack the fiber and chewing resistance provided by whole fruits.


This makes fruit juice much more likely to spike your blood sugar levels.


It also makes it way too easy to consume too much in one sitting.


To eat is a necessity but to eat intelligently is an art!!


Here are some tips on how you can increase your fruit and especially veg intake a day:

  • Start the day right. How about adding fruit to your breakfast, have a smoothie if you wouldn’t otherwise.
  • Look at a different way of cooking your vegetables, like roasting your cauliflower instead of boiling it – makes it much tastier.
  • Hide a handful of veg in your food – like tomatoe sauce, spag bol, shepherd’s pie.
  • Stir fry your veg – quick and easy to get a load of vegetables.
  • Use a spiraliser to make veg pasta
  • Mash them in with your potato (swede, parsnips, celeriac and cauliflower are great for that)
  • Have a tin of beans – yes don’t forget that pulses and lentils also count as a portion a day (doesn’t matter how much you have though. Still only 1 a day).
  • If you are a reluctant vegetable eater – how about some homemade salsa to go with those veg sticks to spice them up a bit?
  • Buy frozen veg to add to your meal if you are a reluctant veg peeler, and that way you know there is still some goodness left in it rather than them ending up limp in the back of the cupboard.
  • Make a meal plan. Work out what you are going to eat. Definitely helps to plan in those portions of fruit and veg!
So there you go. It’s definitely better to eat your fruit and veg than drink it. But don’t get me wrong. Smoothies are delicious and so is fruit juice. I’m not saying I don’t have them! They are definitely better than having a fizzy drink. But me smart and don’t overestimate the goodness of them.

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