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Does blending increase nutrient digestibility?

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  Tags: health   diet   blending   cooking   raw foods   vegetarian   vitamins

Background


With the rising popularity of blended, "fresh" vegetable and fruit juices touted for nutritional value, the theory is that blending breaks down the food so that nutrients are more readily absorbed. To what extent is this true?

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Arguments For

Yes, blending significantly increases nutrient digestibility.

High speed blenders can break apart the large structural components for better absorption by the intestines.

Arguments Against

No, blending does not significantly increase nutrient digestibility.

High speed blenders can actually destroy many of the vitamin structures and even decrease nutritional value.

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I think in most cases, it does make it easier to digest. - jennyhooah (twitter) 0

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