Can drinking juice be dangerous for your health? Few researchers suggest so

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Fruits and vegetables are essential for our health. Some of them even reduce the risks of chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer. The people who are not interested in eating fruits or veggies usually make juice out of it and drink. These people consider consuming juices are beneficial for their health.

Juices have become a major part of people’s diet and they feel that drinking a glass of juice will help them to get enough nutrients for their body. But in reality, the juices which are considered as a collection of various vitamins and minerals are not good for our body. Especially the packaged juice products are harmful to health.

Health issues caused by consumption of juice

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Fruit juices have both positive and negative effects

According to the reports, the researchers revealed that the preparation of juices from fruits and vegetable causes the elimination of healthy fibers present in them. This can cause heavy damage to your stomach. In addition to damaging the health of the stomach, the juice can even cause a variety of other problems to your body.

Intake of juice causes stomach damages

While comparing the raw fruits and vegetables with their juices, the amount of fiber in their juice is found quite low. This can cause the decrement of metabolism levels in the body. The fiber present in raw fruits and vegetables is very effective in the digestion of the stomach, and the good bacteria found in it are also considered very beneficial for the stomach.

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Juice can cause stomach damages

But consuming juice does not provide these benefits to the stomach. Problems like constipation, weight gain, exhaustion, and vomiting can also be caused by taking juice. Conversely, it is proven that if you consume fruits and vegetables every day it will be good for your stomach.

Juice does not provide antioxidants

Most antioxidants are found in fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants help to reduce the body’s inflammation and regulate the levels of different enzymes. But you don’t get the requisite antioxidants for your body when you drink juices from packaged fruits and vegetables found on the market.

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The packaged juice is not healthy when compared to freshly squeezed juice or fresh whole fruits.

Although you do get some amount of antioxidants in freshly extracted juice, it does not have a significant effect on the body due to the reduced quantity. On the other hand, if you eat fresh fruits and vegetables, you get a lot of antioxidants for your body.

Juice increases the sugar level in the body

The sugar in the fruits is not considered to be harmful to your body. But when you intake the juice of the same fruit, the natural sugar in it along with extra added sugar can increase your calories. So, drinking juice should be controlled as it can increase the level of blood sugar. Before drinking any juice, check the amount of sugar and calories in it.

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Homemade juice help to stay healthy

So these were some of the body damage caused by drinking juice. But there is a way that you can benefit from juices. Try to drink fresh fruit juice made at home by completely omitting the packet juice. Mix the fruit pulp and drink the juice without filtering it. This will help to save the fiber present in the fruit and also your body will remain healthy.