Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Juice Up Your Glucose IQ: Making Smart Choices About Fruit Juice Consumption

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Fruit juices may seem wholesome but often contain more sugar than their whole-fruit counterparts. While a good source of essential nutrients and vitamins, fruit juices are also high in natural sugars. This can significantly impact glucose metabolism. Understanding the association between fruit juice and glucose metabolism can help individuals make informed choices about their diet and lifestyle.

Get the maximum out of juice consumption
• Try incorporating protein or healthy fats in your diet with your fruit juice to slow down glucose absorption in your bloodstream.
• Consider consuming fruit juice with a lower glycaemic index, such as tomato or grapefruit juice.
• You may also try diluting your fruit juice with water to decrease the sugar content and the glycaemic response.
• Experiment with consuming smaller portions of fruit juice and pairing it with high-fibre foods to help regulate your blood sugar levels.

Fruit juices seem like a healthy and refreshing alternative to other sugary beverages. But they can still cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels due to their high sugar content. They are concentrated sources of sugar since most of the naturally occurring fibre gets removed. If sweetened with added sugar or other sweeteners, the sugar content in fruit juices can be exceptionally high.

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