During digestion, carbohydrates are broken down and sugar is released into the bloodstream, which causes the prancreas to increase the release of insulin to get glucose into the cells.
☑️ Carbs that trigger increased blood sugar are usually the most fattening. These include refined flours (bread, cereals, pasta) starches, potatoes, wheat and liquid carbohydrates such as sodas, packaged juices and natural juices, beer.
☑️ They are all digested quickly, because they flood circulation with glucose and stimulate insulin production, which stores excess calories in the form of fat.
☑️ When we eat fresh fruits, which contain fructose, water and fiber dilute the effect of blood sugar.
☑️ A medium apple has 44 calories of sugar in a fiber-rich mix, thanks to pectin; in contrast to 1 350ml bottle of industrial juice (which does not contain fiber) contains 80 calories of sugar.
If you extract the juice of several apples until you get the same 350ml (which loses its fiber when strained) you will have a high fructose bomb of 82 calories of sugar.
☑️ When all this load of fructose lashes out at the liver, most of it turns into fat and is sent to fat cells.
☑️ The most relevant fact about our sugar addiction is that when we combine fructose and glucose (which we do when we consume foods prepared with table sugar). The more sugars we eat, the more we tell the body to turn them into fats. This not only causes a common condition FAT LIVER, but also obesity.
☑️ My recommendation is that fruits be consumed whole and not in juices.
This way you avoid the elevation of blood sugar and its effects on the body.