Balance, Sweetness vs. Nutrition. How Much Sugar is in Your Juice?


Sweetness vs. NutritionThere is a lot of juicing Gurus out that advocate making your own fresh juice with a juicer.

vegetables for jucingThat is great, problem is though many of the juicing recipes out there are dominate in fruits, carrots and beets.

This can create a juice that is very high in sugar, in fact some juice recipes contain almost as much sugar as a can of soda.

Not good. Check out the video and read below on how to create a good juicing balance.

Juicing Balance, Sweetness vs. Nutrition. How Much Sugar is in Your Juice?

juicing jeffFruits, carrots and beets are great foods that contain a lot of good vitamins, minerals and enzymes. When you juice them by themselves and the fiber is removed, the result can be a juice drink that can easily spike your blood sugar. A high sugar, high carbohydrate beverage that can absorb from the digestive tract very quickly. The nutrients are great, but the load of sugar may not be for some.

The solution, add lots of leafy greens.

jeff pouring juiceThis does a few things, first makes the juice way more alkaline. Leafy greens are just about the best alkalizers on the planet. (at least this particular planet).

The more I read about the new research behind leafy greens, the more excited I get.

Secondly, they bump the nutrition value way up. Vitamins, alkaline minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients and more are abundant in leafy greens.

And thirdly (the point of this whole message) they reduce the concentration of sugar in the juice. Most leafy greens contain little or no sugar.

Some other things that can be added to reduce sugar concentration include:

  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes

juicing balanceSmoothies retain the fiber, so they are less prone to creating a blood sugar spike, because they are absorbed more slowly from the gut.

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3 thoughts on “Balance, Sweetness vs. Nutrition. How Much Sugar is in Your Juice?

  • April 29, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I get so much energy from juicing. Doing it everyday now

  • September 13, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I’m glad you addressed this. It is so true!


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