Fruit and vegetable juices are an often convenient and highly consumed “health” food, but I’m telling you they are a junk food. Why? They don’t contain fiber!
Fiber plays an important part in slowing the conversion from carbs to sugars, which is what we want to avoid fat production. Fiber also coats the food and the walls in your gut, functioning as a barrier to slow th rate at which your intestines transport calories. Lastly, it speeds digestion and makes you feel full.
Without fiber, these juices become high glycemic, increasing blood sugar levels and creating an acidic environment.
You may have heard success stories from juicing, which I can’t deny and encourage if this is what will keep you disciplined. However, it should be short term, with the goal of moving towards whole foods.
If you’re blending the entire fruit or vegetable, you’re in the clear.