Vitamix Grapefruit Smoothie
Here is a grapefruit.
I want to get as much whole food out of it as possible. So I only peel the skin,
and divide it into a few pieces.
Instead of chewing them all to get all the nutrients from whole food, I put them into Vitamix.
And after 30 seconds:
Now what's in the Vitamix is not just the fruit juice - this is whole food (less skin) including seeds, pulps, fibers, etc, the nutrients I can't get from the juice alone. By the way, the seeds disappear completely. Vitamix does a much better job than me chewing them. It says on the Vitamix website,
"Breakthrough research from the University of Toronto shows that Vitamix processing may significantly enhance nutrient intake from whole foods.
The results of a 2008 study at the University of Toronto clearly indicate that the Vitamix 5200 has the ability to disrupt plant cell wall structure and significantly reduce food particle size which may enhance the bioavailability of essential nutrients in fruits and vegetables."
If you are on a diet to manage your weight, these extra whole food nutrients and fibers will make you full so you won't be craving for more food.
If you are into saving money, the extra nutrients will be in your stomach instead of being wasted. So you don't need to spend more money for extra food simply to get enough nutrients.