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The Juice Illusion

I consider myself a visual learner and nothing had made me happier than the slew of nutrition infographs that seem to be popping up on the Internet lately.  My current favorite is from the Pritikin Longevity Center.  Titled The Juice Illusion, this infograph is a visual feast for the eyes.

This infograph is timely given recent research linking juice consumption with obesity related type 2 diabetes. Whole fruit consumption is associated with decreased risk. Furthermore, satiety (i.e. satisfaction) is increased significantly when you EAT rather than drink your fruits & veggies; there is no fiber in juice. Plus many nutrients are lost in the juicing process.

In the spirit of whole fruits & vegetables, I have included this Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette recipe that includes 2 of my favorite veggies. My personal modifications: less olive oil, roast the Brussels prior to mixing with the kale & skip the craisins & pepitas (personal preference).

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