Limiting Sugar while Juicing


Juicing is a great way to improve your health by introducing more nutrients into your body than would be possible using conventional methods. When you extract the juice from fruits and vegetables, you can enjoy the concentrated nourishment found inside them without having to chew through all of the fiber that usually accompanies consumption. Instead of gnawing your way through a pound of celery, you reduce it down to a tasty and manageable amount of liquid. Then you drink it in savoring sips. But all of this concentrated nourishment can sometimes also lead to concentrated sugar intake.

Watch Out for Sweet Fruits

Sugar consumption can become an issue with juicing. As we’ve mentioned, juicing delivers the concentrated punch of whatever it is that you juice. In general, this is a great thing! But it’s important to keep track of everything that you’re consuming in the concentrated amounts found in fresh juice.

The natural sugars found in fruits and vegetables break down slower in the body than refined sugars do. But if consumed in large enough amounts, they can cause your blood sugar to rise sharply. Additionally, sugars are converted into fat if not used by the body promptly. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to avoid overdoing it on sugars.

Sugar and Fruit

First of all, do keep in mind that drinking freshly juiced oranges is different than drinking an orange soda. If adding an apple to a green juice is what it takes to make a juice tasty to you, then by all means do it! But make sure to be aware of how much sugar you’re consuming in each juice. Make sure berry-heavy juices are a once in a while treat.