Re: High Sugar Content concerns from Juicing?
"Freshly squeezed fruit juice has about eight full teaspoons of Sugar
per eight-ounce glass. This Sugar
is typically a fruit Sugar
called fructose, which is every bit as dangerous as regular table sugar since it will also cause a major increase in insulin levels.
This doesn’t mean that you should avoid fruit, just fruit juice. When the fruit is intact and whole, its fiber will somewhat moderate the release of fructose into the bloodstream as well as somewhat moderate insulin release."
This is from http://www.mercola.com
Although Dr. Mercola is a proponent of juicing, he recommends against juicing
any fruits & carrots... interesting.
Here's an interview with David Wolfe:
Hybridized foods are genetically altered foods. They are foods which will not survive in nature without human protection. They are strains of foods which have been artificially bred together to appeal to the numb tastebuds of cooked-food eaters. For example, beets in the natural state are 4% sugar. Beets in the supermarket are 17% sugar. The same holds true for carrots. Most fruits and vegetables, even if organic, are genetically altered to some degree. The best guideline is to avoid seedless fruits of any kind. Also, in terms of vegetables: carrots, beets, and potatoes should be avoided.
JEAA: So carrot juice is not okay?
David Wolfe: The big orange carrots found in stores, even if organic, are unnatural, artificial creations. juicing
those carrots and drinking them releases so much hybridized sugar into your digestive system at once that the body doesn't know how to handle it! You will feel a sugar high, then the pancreas will insulinize the blood to remove the sugar
Another Blog about the dangers of Hybridized fruits/veggies: