7 Fruits You Do Not Want in Your Juice
by Healthy Homestead Team
A week ago
Do you know that one contains 14g of sugar per 100g? Or that mango contains 24g of sugar per cup? Even though fruits are labeled as healthy foods, and natural sweeteners, they can sometimes be too sugary for your juice. Yes, they contain fructose, a natural sweetener. However, drinking fruit juice every single day may be doing more harm than good.
Now, we are not telling you to avoid fruit. That would be insane, as fruits are packed with healthy nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. In the same time, fruits give you a ton of fiber and water, and help you keep satiated. The benefits far outweigh the downsides.
However, what we like to point is that some fruits do not belong in your fruit juice. Why? Because putting three of four fruits in a juice is a not something you like. That is way too much sugar. You can still consume these fruits in raw form, given you probably won’t eat two pineapples in a day.
Pineapple is one of the healthiest fruits on the market. Pineapple is the only juice that contains bromelain, an enzyme that reduces swelling and inflammation. However, one cup of pineapple contain 16g of sugar. That can be too much if you consume fruit juice every day.
We all know banana is one of the healthiest fruits and foods in general. You’ve probably read that eating two bananas per day can give you a ton of healthy benefits. However, you also have to remember that one cup of banana contains 28g. One medium banana contains about 12g of sugar. So, with that in mind, stick to half a banana per juice, if you absolutely have to add it.
This delicious fruit is packed with antioxidants. It is one of the top sources of antioxidants, and has three times more than green tea. Consuming pomegranates will help you reduce inflammation, protect your cells from oxidative damage, and more.
But be careful, 100g of pomegranate contains 14g of sugar
Grapes are beneficial for your heart health. They are packed with vitamins, especially vitamin C and vitamin K. In the same time, they have a high antioxidant content that can protect you against certain diseases, reduce inflammation, and decrease blood sugar level.
Now, that doesn’t mean you should go over the head with grapes. Be careful, there are 23g of sugar in one cup of grapes. So, how much grapes is enough in your juice? Well, let’s say a few grapes is more than enough.
Here is another tropical fruit that is basically sugary delight. With more than 20g of sugar per cup, mango is classified as high-sugar fruit. Definitely not something you want to give to people with diabetes. Yes, mango improves digestive health, but as long as you consume it in moderation.
We love orange juice, don’t we? Well, here is the bad news. One cup of oranges contains 17g of sugar. And that orange juice you prepare as a healthy drink, might contain even more sugar, given we usually use two or three oranges for one juice. One orange juice equals almost 10% of the daily amount of sugar we can consume.
There is nothing worse than dried fruits. Compare the dried version to a raw fruit, and you will be amazed by the difference in sugar content. Try to avoid dried fruits as much as possible. Take this into consideration, one cup of dried pears contain a whopping 112g of sugar. The popular golden raisins? They contain 108g of sugar per one cup.