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Are there any disadvantages to drinking fruits and vegetables from a blender instead of eating them as they are?

If I ate all the fruits and vegetables I should, it would take a lot of time every day to wash them, cut off/out the inedible parts, and chew them.

I hope I don't sound desperately lazy, but I'd love to save time by washing and trimming 4-5 days' worth of produce at once, throwing it all in a blender, and drinking it over the next four days.

Would I digest the fruits and vegetables less thoroughly if I drank them instead of chewing and salivating?

Would the liquid lose any nutrients while it sat in the refrigerator for a few days before I drank it?

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replied February 27th, 2015
Welcome to e health forum.

If you are not throwing away the liquid portion of the blended fruits, then there is no loss of nutrients.

The only thing would be that keeping the blended drinks for periods longer than 48 hours would lose their taste and there is risk of contamination with bacteria and fungi. Hence it would be recommended that you consume the fruit blend within 48 hours after preparation.

Not to mention that the blended fruits should be kept refrigerated at all times.

I hope this helps.
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