Is pulp fiction?

Thursday, July 12, 2012


To have or not to have pulp? 

The debate on whether juice with pulp is healthier than pure juice is an ongoing drama. You wouldn’t think young people argue over these things but they do, surprisingly. And certainly, too, do a whole caboose of health practitioners, nutritionists, and people with passion for juicing. 

But whether or not you think all this pulp is fiction, you need to know how you’re going to benefit from juicing before jumping into it.

Fruit pulp is a rich source of fiber and other essential nutrients. The white pulpy part of orange, for example, is the fruit’s primary source of flavanoids, while the juicy orange-colored section contains most of the vitamin C. Now, flavanoids and vitamin C work together in the human body—and from that interaction comes the health benefits. Studies reveal that losing the flavanoids in your orange drink (by stripping off the pulp, for example) leaves you only half of the health package.

For dieters, another benefit of taking your juice with the pulp: It helps fight off hunger for a longer period.

Still, with or without pulp, juicing is a great alternative to plain water for quenching your thirst and replenishing your body fluids.

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