Have you ever wondered what the fructose content is in your daily juices? If you’re juicing mainly fruit, you’d be shocked to find out the amount of sugar you are actually consuming everyday.
Even though your daily juices contain fructose, not sucrose, which is the naturally occurring sugar in fruits, it could wreck havoc on your body if you consistently consume too much of it. One easy way to cut down your sugar intake is to switch up the fruits and veggies you juice each day.
The way sugar affects hormones and the brain is a recipe for fat gain disaster. It leads to decreased satiety… and can get people addicted so that they lose control over their consumption.
Not surprisingly, people who consume the most sugar are by far the most likely to become overweight or obese. This applies to all age groups. Many studies have examined the link between sugar consumption and obesity and found a strong statistical association. The link is especially strong in children, where each daily serving of sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with a whopping 60% increased risk of obesity.
One of the most important things you can do if you need to lose weight is to significantly cut back on sugar consumption. Juicepresso makes it easy to make a delicious, low-sugar cold pressed juice that is high in vitamins, minerals, nutrients and beneficial enzymes.
Confused about which produce items have low sugar? Below is a list of naturally low sugar produce that you could use to make a delicious cold pressed juice:
Red, green, and yellow bell peppers
Drinking a nutrient rich juice helps curb and stop sugar cravings.
One of our favorite low sugar, nutrient dense juices is our “Minty Green Juice”. The minty, tart flavor is light and satisfying. Mint provides some omega-3 fats important for helping to reduce inflammation and promote brain health. Cucumber is great for skin, naturally low in calories, high in vitamin K, which is important for blood clotting and bones and high in folate and vitamin C.
The Minty Green
½ green apple
3 kale leaves
8 stems and leaves of mint
3 limes, peeled
2 handfuls of spinach