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Juicing Is Bad for You and the Earth

Submitted by: Odio @ 08:02 AM | Saturday, February 27, 2016 | (url: http://www.thedai...)

Theres a reason your mother told you to eat your vegetables, not juice them.
But no one seems to be listening these days. According to IBIS World, the market for juices and smoothies is $2 billion annually and expected to grow by hundreds of millions of dollars over the next few years. You can scarcely go a week without hearing about a coworker or celebrity being on a juice cleanse, either.
Juicing is not just another fad though: it is a privileged, wasteful form of food consumption thats worse for you than cooking and bad for the environment; juicing is the triumph of marketing over science.
When juiced, a basket of fruit would probably serve halfif not lessthe amount of people as it would if eaten whole. Lost to juicing are fibers that satiate (including the skin which is loaded with heart-healthy, cancer-fighting flavonoids), vitamins, and most importantly, fat. Fat matters because the body needs it to absorb a whole host of vitamins like A, D, E, and K (PDF). Without fat in that juice combo, those vitamins pass right through you.

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