Must-Know Trick to Fully Absorbing the Nutrients from Juicing and Smoothies

Juicing Tricks

Freshly prepared juices and smoothies are worth their weight in gold when it comes to nutrition and health. Fresh juices and smoothies are incredibly nutrient-dense, yet is your body actually absorbing all those health-promoting nutrients? You probably know that some vitamins are water-soluble (vitamin C, B vitamins), while others like Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble.

So, how exactly does that relate to preparing and consuming fresh juices and smoothies?

Water-soluble vitamins can be “peed” out and easily lost, while fat-soluble tend to stay in your body a while longer. It also means that water-soluble vitamins enter your body with water, while fat-soluble vitamins REQUIRE FAT to be absorbed properly. Healthy fat, not high-fructose corn syrup and such.

So here comes the big “aha”…

Let’s say you’re drinking a green juice or smoothie, which is naturally loaded with high amounts of fat-soluble vitamins A (beta-carotene) and K. Will those
vitamins be absorbed adequately?

Most likely not. Unless of course you ingest a good quality fat or oil along with it. The good news is that doing so is a cinch. Drink some green juice and follow it with a tablespoon of your favorite fat/oil – coconut oil, flax oil, hemp oil etc… By doing this, you provide the necessary fats that will assist the absorption of those important fat-soluble vitamins. Or, just add a tablespoon of healthy fat into your blender when preparing, or stir it into your juice or smoothie immediately after preparing.

Bon Veggie Appetit!

Gina “The Veggie Goddess” Matthews