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Fruit, veggie juices not good for you

16 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Freshly squeezed juice is a healthy and refreshing beverage that serves many health benefits. However, while some fruits and vegetables are safe to consume as juices, others are not. These produce must not be put in the blender as they might have some hazardous effects on our health. So let’s take a look at some fruits and vegetables that are better off not seeing the interiors of your juicer.

Pineapple

Pineapple is a fruit that packs a sweet punch and a tropical taste, and is loaded with vitamins and minerals. While eating the fruit is beneficial for the body, making a juice out of it is not as good. Juicing strips most of the nutrition away from the fruit, leaving you with a whole lot of sugar that can cause your blood sugar and insulin levels to rise.

Pear

Pears make for delicious juice. But pear juice might not be a good idea for everyone, especially for those who are sensitive to fructose. Pears contain sorbitol, a non-digestible form of sugar that can cause digestive problems like gas, quick bowel movements, and abdominal pain.

Green leafy vegetables

Spinach and kale are nutrient dense vegetables and can make for a healthy drink, except for the fact that they contain a high amount of oxalates. Oxalates are antinutrients that when consumed in higher concentrations can have severe effects on health, such as making you prone to kidney stones.

Citrus peels

Many people make juice out of citrus foods by adding the rind (outer skin) to the juicer. This is not a good idea, as not only does the rind not contain any juice at all, but it also contains compounds that can irritate the digestive system.

Broccoli

Yes, believe it or not, broccoli is a popular choice to concoct a detox juice. It is a low-calorie nutrient dense food that is high in micronutrients like vitamins C and K1, and potassium and manganese. However, broccoli is difficult to digest.

Apple

Okay, this might come as a bit of a shock since we all drink apple juice.   —Times of India

 


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