Juicing : Health Risks & Benefits

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Juicing seems to be the latest health craze. Juicing is an easy way to get more fruits and veggies into your diet as they are full of a myriad of important vitamins and minerals. Some of the benefits of juicing are :

Some vitamins are damaged by cooking, so the best way to get these nutrients is to eat them raw.

High water content in fruits helps body to eliminate water more efficiently.

Juices contain some amount of fiber, depending on how it is made. Like soft fruit and vegetable mode in blender will contain more fiber.

Our body absorbs nutrients faster in the juice form.

Juicing also carries potential dangers that could cause unwanted side effects and threaten your health.

Raw contaminated food can cause food borne disease like diarrhea and hepatitis.

Drinking juice can lead to increase in the blood sugar level suddenly as it gets absorbed quickly.

Can lead to weight gain, as juices are high in calorie and provide energy without relieving hunger.

Juicing for weight loss or cleansing purpose :

Going on a full juice diet can be unhealthy and dangerous, as juices do not provide the necessary nutrients for our body entirely. Fiber and proteins are definitely not the substitute of a whole diet.

If you are on medication, please consult your doctor before starting ‘juicing’, as some of the nutrients might react differently with your medication.

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