February 2018 Issue

The Pros and Cons of Juicing for Health

Is juice as good as—or even better than—eating your fruits and vegetables? EN gives you the scoop.

Juicing is often associated with “detoxing” or “cleansing,” whether for weight loss or wellness. According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, fruits and vegetables are associated with a reduced risk of many chronic diseases, including heart disease and certain types of cancers. However, few Americans meet the daily recommended fruit and vegetable intake. Is juice a good way to improve intake?

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