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Is using a juicer a healthy way to get vitamins?

Juicing can provide an easy way to get some extra nutrition in your diet, as fruits and vegetables contain many vitamins and minerals. However, when you juice you lose the healthy fiber found in whole fruits and vegetables. You can maintain some of the fiber by keeping the pulp in your juice. Fiber is important for digestive healthy, helps with satiety, and can help to maintain normal cholesterol levels. Eating the whole fruit or vegetable will allow you to get the most benefit, as compared to juice. Fruit juice can tend to pack a lot of sugar in a small serving, so watch your portion size if you decide to drink juice.
Kate Myerson
Nutrition & Dietetics
You don't have to invest in a juicer to get the most out of your fruit. In fact, the opposite is true. Whole fruits are better than juices, even freshly juiced fruits because they are the whole package, fiber vitamins and minerals. If you have ever used a juicer, you have a container of all the pulp that is extracted and often thrown away. But that's where a lot of the fiber, vitamins and minerals are! So unless you are going to eat that pulp separately it is not healthier than fruit. Blending might be a better option because it blends all of the fruit instead of extracting only the juice. 

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