Will a juicing diet help me lose weight?

While whole fruits and vegetables should be a part of any diet, juicing should not. The sugar and calorie content of juiced produce is much greater than that of whole fruits and veggies, because it often takes several pieces of produce to make one cup of juice.

Juicing also leaves behind the fiber—typically found in the seeds, skin and peels of the produce. Fiber is key because it helps keep blood sugar steady and makes you feel full after a meal.

If you juice, stick with a portion size of 4 fluid ounces or less and never substitute juice for a meal.

From our sister publication Diabetes Focus, Fall 2013

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at Healthcommunities.com

Published: 08 Aug 2013

Last Modified: 08 Aug 2013