Freshly squeezed juice is not necessarily healthy

In many people’s eyes, freshly squeezed juice is the best drink, and even some people use it instead of fruit. However, according to the British “Daily Mail” report recently, “Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology” published a new study by the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom found that there may be a correlation between the large consumption of juice and the increased risk of diabetes. New research shows that drinking 500 ml of grape juice a day for 3 months increases the risk of insulin resistance, which leads to type 2 diabetes. The waist circumference of those who exceed the standard weight will also increase. Therefore, scientists caution that juice should not be counted as “5 fruits per day” because juice has a higher sugar content than fruit and dietary fiber content is much lower than fruit. In other words, juice is far from being as healthy as people think.

In this regard, Zhu Yi, an associate professor at the College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering of China Agricultural University, told the Life Times reporter that epidemiological studies have shown that eating fruits can reduce the risk of diabetes, while drinking fresh juices increases diabetes. Prevalence. The advantage of eating whole fruits is that a large amount of dietary fiber “cheats” our brains and no longer feels hungry, so the liver reduces glucose production, glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, reducing the risk of diabetes. Dietary fiber and pectin are the most lost in freshly squeezed juice compared to fresh fruit. Pectin helps control blood sugar and blood lipids, while dietary fiber not only helps prevent constipation and prevent colon cancer, but also lowers serum cholesterol and reduces the risk of coronary heart disease. In addition, the loss of these two nutrients also reduces the satiety of the juice, making people drink a few cups unconsciously. The freshly squeezed juice contains a lot of natural sugar, and the energy density and sugar content are not low, thus improving the suffering. The risk of diabetes.

Therefore, the nutrition of freshly squeezed juice is not as good as fresh fruit. Zhu Yi suggested that if there is no problem with the digestive system, it is best to choose fruit. If you want to drink juice in particular, you can try to eat the pomace after drinking freshly squeezed juice, or beat the fruit residue very fine and drink it with the juice.