Juicing may cause diabetes

Many people drink a glass of juices every morning, believing that they are adopting a healthy diet. 

However, an article in The Straits Times dated 13 August 2013 with caption – Pick fruit over juice to ‘lower diabetes risk’ advises one to consume whole fresh fruits instead of drinking more fruit juice. 

Those that consume whole fresh fruits are linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes compared to those that drink juices.

Similar to what Dr Jau-Fei Chen has advocated…By juicing, one is removing the skin and fiber (pulp) from the fruits.  What left is the concentrated amount of juice that is high in sugar.  Without the fiber, the juice will raise our blood sugar level and increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.  It was also mentioned in the article that those who consumed one or more servings of fruit juice each day saw their risk of disease increase by up to 21 per cent.

23 September 2018.

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