FRUIT JUICES HAVE MORE CALORIES THAN YOU THINK
Often we make mistakes in our eating habits due, in large part, to the general misinformation we find in this field. One of the most common is to believe that taking fruit juices brings the same nutritional load as fresh pieces. But the truth is that, according to experts, consuming these foods either crushed or solid, does not cause the same reactions in our body.
Fruit juices have more calories than you think
For years, those already popularly known as smoothies (fruit juices) are present in all magazines and media dedicated to healthy living and good food. Even the celebrities often recommend these juices through their social networks and promote various brands dedicated to their manufacture and subsequent sale in the market. However, some studies indicate that they are not as healthy as they can make us believe.
Are Fruit Juices Linked to Obesity?
In this regard, the WHO opinion, which links the consumption of fruit juices with obesity, stands out . As explained by Manuel Moñino, a graduate in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of the Basque Country and president of the Scientific Committee of the association 5 a day, “When you drink a glass of orange juice you are drinking, drink, the sugar of three oranges, some sugars that are absorbed too fast and provoke a different metabolic response to the one given when you eat an entire orange. Plus, having no fiber, it does not give you a feeling of satiety: we would never take three oranges at once. “
And is that when squeezing the fruit, much of it is trapped in the juicer or liquefier, thereby losing the pulp, where most of its nutrients. In this way, what we consume is practically only the sugar found naturally in these foods. Not to mention the commercial juices, whose ingredients are entirely artificial, resembling rather the soft drinks as we told you in our previous article.
Commercial fruit juices contain ingredients that are entirely artificial, more resembling soft drinks. On the other hand, with the juices we exceed the amount of fruit recommended a day, obtaining too much glucose. In addition, they do not have the proper satiating effect of the fruit. When we eat solid pieces we ingest certain fibers that dilate when they make contact with the liquid, creating a strong sensation of satiety. Also, chewing favors this effect.
Similarly, taking too many fruit juices we risk consuming an excess of vitamins , which results in negative consequences for our body (hypervitaminosis). For example, an exorbitant amount of vitamin C may favor the appearance of stones in the kidney.
All this does not mean that natural fruit juices are harmful or that we should completely eliminate them from our diet. Consuming them occasionally does not have to be harmful as long as we divide the amounts with caution.