So far, I’ve been keeping my focus more on fruit juicing recipes. The reason for this is simple – fruits tend to be more appealing to us. However, this should not be interpreted as you should only be juicing fruits. On the contrary, you should use your fruit juicing recipes in careful moderation and should use vegetables freely.
The biggest problem with fruits is their high sugar content. It may be natural sugar, but at the end of the day, it is still a simple sugar. Consuming too much will cause the body to store the excess as fat and can result in weight gain.
One consequence that plagues many people today is tooth decay, because bacteria grows faster when there is a lot of sugar present. This can lead to cavities, gingivitis, periodontitus and more.
Another consequence is fatigue. The body responds quickly to the rapid change in blood sugar level, then comes crashing back down to earth after it has used up so much energy to restore its level. The constant ups and downs cause plenty of stress on the body and can result in chronic fatigue.
Then there are the very serious problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and hypoglycemia. To put it simply, overconsumption of sugar is very bad for you!
This should not discourage you from juicing fruits. It is only meant as a caution. It is quite easy to get almost a full serving of fruits for the day with just one or two juicer recipes and you can take in a lot of sugar without even realizing it. To balance it out, also focus on vegetable juicing recipes as well.
If you are in the habit of only making juicer recipes with fruits, then you should compensate for it by reducing the amount of sugar you consume (assuming you eat a lot of sugar) in other areas of your diet. At the very least, even if you were to replace every sugary product you eat with some form of a fruit, you would be getting lots of nutrients also instead of just sugar.
All in all, let’s just keep the sugary juicer recipes in check!