The Dangerous Side Effect of Juicing

You may think that an all-juice diet can “reset” your body and help you feel healthier| but that may not always be the case. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that adults eating the most fruit ¡ª especially berries| apples| and grapes ¡ª reduced their risk for type 2 diabetes by up to 26 percent| while drinking fruit juice was linked to increased risk of diabetes. Liquid calories can cause a more rapid rise in blood sugar and insulin than foods of similar nutritional value. “Juicing may be ‘in|’ but don’t count on it to quash your hunger or provide the same health benefits as whole fruit|” says Julie Upton| MS| RD| of Appetite For Health. Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak agrees| calling cold-pressed juices “a calorie bomb of sugar.” Plus| juicing discards all the beneficial fiber in your produce| which means you won’t be satisfied as long. The takeaway? While fresh| cold-pressed juices may have their health benefits| be smart about your juicing habit ¡ª and choose whole fruits and vegetables whenever possible.

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