Neither freshly squeezed nor bottled. We tell you why this juice is not as good as you think
The consumption of orange juice is very common in our country. In fact, in 2017 each Spaniard drank a total of 17.36 liters of juices and nectars, according to the report of the Spanish Association of Juice Manufacturers. I mean, quite a bit.
Until recently it was thought that juice was very healthy and nutritious, but in recent decades’ numerous investigations have revealed that it is neither so good nor so light.
Although it is true that it has many vitamins and nutrients, the truth is that orange juice has many cons, which we will detail below. All of them give us the ultimate reason why you shouldn't drink so much juice: because it's not as healthy as you think.
1) It has a lot of sugar
You should know, reader, that although the fruit is very healthy, orange juice has a lot of sugar, and that is not good for you.
In fact, a medium glass is estimated to contain roughly the same amount of sugar as a can of Sprite or a bag of M&M lacasitos.
Orange juice removes most of the fiber contained in fiber
In total, it is estimated that a glass of this juice can add up to 33 grams of the white powder. Come on, quite a bit.
2) Low fiber
In addition, orange juice removes most of the fiber in the fruit, which is the key ingredient that what you eat should contain to keep you full until the next meal.
Drinking it will give you a lot of energy but then it will plummet. These high-sugar, low-fiber products tend to increase hunger, cause mood swings, and lower energy levels.
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Come on, reader, if you have a juice for breakfast in the morning, the safest thing is that the next hour your body is already demanding more food with a high amount of carbohydrates to compensate for the drop in insulin.
Although fruit is very healthy, fructose is sugar, and sugar is fattening. It is like that, no matter where you look at it. In fact, a study in the ' Current Opinion in Lipidology’ linked high fructose intake with increased abdominal fat and insulin resistance.
Although fruit is very healthy, fructose is sugar, and sugar is fattening.
A more recent review published in the journal ' Nutrients’ warned that consuming too much fructose increases the risk of developing metabolic syndrome, which can lead to heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
4) It can make you sick
It has always been said that orange juice could prevent and cure colds, but rather the opposite.
Everything is due, once again, to the fructose it contains, which not only does not cure but can suppress the immune system, as detailed by some research.
"Many people believe that drinking orange juice is a good way to load the body with vitamin C, which has always been related to the prevention of winter diseases. And although this vitamin is very beneficial for health in many ways, the truth is that no studies have shown that it helps prevent or treat the common cold.
Also, reader, there are other foods that have more vitamin C, such as red pepper, cabbage or broccoli. If you have a cold and want to eat something natural, opt better for zinc and not for this well-known vitamin.
Let's see, reader, in small quantities you can drink it, without problem, but keep in mind that all of the above is true.
The ideal thing is that you consume the whole orange. Experts have, in fact, associated a direct relationship between fruit intake with weight loss. And everything seems to be due to the fiber, the one that just the juice does not have.
The ideal is that you consume the whole fruit, and not in excess
Fiber not only increases your satiety, but also regulates your blood sugar level, thus preventing your energy level from dropping and you start to storm the vending machine mid-morning.
Therefore, the ideal is that you consume the whole fruit, and
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