Is vegetable juice as good as whole vegetables?

Ukraine
December 6, 2008 10:29am CST
Every day we are having vegetables in one of these ways,by raw, cooked, frozen, canned or dried.why cant we have 2-3 cups of vegetable juice instead of taking it as whole?Is their any risk in that?
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6 responses
6 Dec 08
i wouldnt drink it in any case..... i am a real personnot a health freak
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@mymelodake (1339)
• Philippines
7 Dec 08
I'm not aware of any risks, although a lot of people I know profess to its being a good way to eat vegetables, especially for people like me, who aren't fond of it. I drink two glasses of vegetable juice everyday. I'm not talking about juiced up vegetables here, as I can't stand it either. Before, my mom would juice up carrots and mix it with apple juice every week, and drinking it was a huge ordeal for me. The one drink now comes in powdered form and it's citrus-flavored so I love the taste. For me, it's a lot better that not having any vegetables at all. I think nothing beats the "real thing" though, so if you can stand vegetables, I say you stick with it. If you hate it, then at least get the vegetable juice.
• Ukraine
7 Dec 08
You have to be aware about your health and must have vegetables in your daily life to ensure your healthy growth and development, energy, enthusiasm, concentration and vitality.So any way you like it or not vegetables should be there in a healthy and balanced diet.
• United States
6 Dec 08
There is no real difference if you are buying pure vegetable juice. Look at the label and make sure no sugar is added to the juice. If it is 100% juice, it has the same vitamins and nutrients as whole vegetables. There is no risk involved and it is perfectly safe and will replace having to eat veggies.
• Ukraine
6 Dec 08
I heard that if vegetables are taken by juice we are not going to get any fibers,nad if fibers are not there in our diet it leads to high cholesterol, constipation, high blood sugar and weight gain!
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
6 Dec 08
Vegetable juice is healthy, but it doesn't have the fiber of fresh vegetables. By all means drink vegetable juice instead of cola or other sugary drinks, but you still should eat fresh vegetables. I you are out and about and need a drink, a veggie drink is always a better than the sweet stuff.
@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
6 Dec 08
For me therei are a couple of reasons. First of all some of the nutrients and the fiber are in the skin so you will miss out on all of the power that vegetables have to offer by not eating the skin. The other reason that I think whole vegetables are better than juice is from a calorie standpoint. It takes much more than a cup of vegetables or fruit to get a cup of juice so you would be consuming more calories drinking juice. Last thing is that 1 cup of vegetables is more filling that 1 cup of juice. Just a couple of things to consider
@pmspratik (202)
• Nepal
6 Dec 08
Vegetable juices are quite healthy but with comparison to eating the whole vegetable it, the vegetables are quite nutritious, some of its nutrients are n the juice while some are in the other parts of the vegetable which you should eat. And well like they say the main thing you should eat of a potato are its skin as they contain all the proteins which your body actually needs.