Nutritionist Kabanov: freshly squeezed orange juice leads to exacerbation of gastrointestinal diseases

Dietician Alexey Kabanov said that drinking freshly squeezed orange juice on an empty stomach, despite all its usefulness, is a bad idea.

— This juice is too concentrated and sour (…). Consuming it on an empty stomach is a bad idea. Chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract may worsen, stomach acidity increases, the doctor noted.

Fruits are very useful for the microbiome, but whole, with fiber, which stabilizes fructose.

Drinking freshly squeezed juice leads to to spikes in blood sugar levels, which increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. For patients who already have diabetes, juice should be prohibited. 

Without fiber, fructose is absorbed instantly, the doctor warned.

Danger of freshly squeezed juices:

  • Lack of dietary fiber. Freshly squeezed juices lack the fiber needed for gut health.
  • High sugar content. Fructose contained in freshly squeezed juices can lead to diabetes and obesity.
  • Destruction of vitamins. Many vitamins are destroyed by exposure to air, temperature changes and long-term storage.
  • Erosion of tooth enamel. Food acids contained in fruits can cause tooth decay.
  • Irritation of the gastrointestinal mucosa. Fruit acids and natural sugars can cause irritation to the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract.

Nutritionist and doctor of medical sciences Mikhail Ginzburg noted that oranges and their juice seem equally healthy. But research has shown that “the benefits come from the fruit itself, and the harm comes from its juice. This is especially true for people over 40 years old who suffer from chronic diseases, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. Drinking juice accelerates the aging process of the body “.

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.