Do you drink juice daily, and find it hard to lose weight? Dietitian Paula Norris (@MovingDietitian) might have the answers.
- If you’re hungry, juice won’t satisfy. Fibre and protein are the nutrients that satisfy. Fruit contains minimal protein and fibre is often removed in the juicing process.
- Juice ends up being a concentrated form of sugar that is absorbed quickly due to removal of fibre in processing. The amount of sugar often ends up being higher than our body can effectively handle all at once. If you overfill a bucket (our body) with water (AKA sugar) you need a mop to clean it up. Our internal mop for excess sugar is insulin. The amount of insulin needed to mop up the sugar is higher than normal which leads to sharp crash in blood sugar level which results in hunger and promotes fat storage
- You can easily get enough Vitamin C from whole fruit and vegetables.
If you’re a regular juice drinker and trying to lose weight then dropping your daily juice will save you at least 5kg worth of calories over a year. Wondering about milk? Read article here.