Dr Ann Wigmore
_Ask juice experts and smoothie experts this question and they
will extol the virtues of their bias in a convincing fashion, enough
that you begin to go down either pathway with confidence. However, is one method better than the other? The main pro-juice argument is that the absence of fibre provides easy assimilation of
concentrated nutrients straight into the bloodstream with little
digestion required. The other side of this debate is that the presence
of fibre in smoothies is the unique selling point.
The late Dr. Ann Wigmore, a nutritional pioneer, advocated a diet that was 70 percent blended smoothies and 30 percent other living foods. She lived an extremely healthy and fit life, and reportedly had no grey hair. Best-selling author Steve Meyerowitz, “the sprout man.” teaches that consuming fresh juices conserves the body’s digestive energy, so more energy can be spent on healing. Interestingly Ann Wigmore said the very same thing. They both speak of pre-digestion and the provision of a high level of nutrition from their preferred drink.