The Hidden Dangers of Juicing

Juicing is a great way to get your nutrients, but it’s also important to remember that it’s all about balance. As they say, everything in moderation is always good advice.


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Juicing may be the trendy way to supposedly lose weight—and feel great—these days, but drinking your greens might not be all that it’s cracked up to be. In fact, health experts say that juicing can actually do some serious damage to your body, both mentally and physically. So, before you reach for that liquefied kale, heed their advice.

It spikes your blood sugar.
Fruit sugar (fructose) becomes much more concentrated in juice and therefore dramatically elevates the body’s glucose level, known as hyperglycemia. Then, over a relatively short period of time, this leads to an inevitable drop in blood sugar, known as hypoglycemia, according to Kevin Meehan, who has a holistic health and integrative nutrition background as the owner of Teton Valley Health Clinic.

“If this roller coaster ride continues over an extended period of time, then the possibility of a glucose/insulin instability…

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