If you are trying to get healthier and considering creating yummy smoothies to increase your intake of nutrients, you probably have one question in mind: do blenders destroy nutrients?
Honestly, the answer is no. Although it seems logical that breaking down whole foods destroy the nutrients they have, that’s not actually what happens.
Blending increases the availability of nutrients for absorption.
That’s right. Blenders don’t destroy nutrients. Instead, blending makes it easier for your body to absorb nutrients.
You can think of it like chewing.
When you chew certain foods, you break them down. And the more you chew, the more they get broken down. This makes it easier for you to swallow everything without choking.
The same principle applies to when you blend and break up the fibers which hold the nutrients in your food. The more the fibers break up, the more the nutrients become available for your body to absorb.
Blenders don’t destroy nutrients. They actually help make absorption a lot easier for your body.