Nutritionists recommend eating it whole, rather than as juice.
The orange, in addition to having a great flavor, provides multiple health benefits. For this reason, many people choose to add it at breakfast as a rich fresh juice.
Among the benefits of orange is the presence of vitamin C; helps eliminate toxins, contains flavonoids and essential oils which help prevent premature aging in the skin. In addition, due to their high content of polyphenols, oranges can protect you against viral infections, they also provide vitamin A, folic acid, and copper, nutrients that strengthen your immune system; It also reduces uric acid, which is beneficial when it comes to preventing arthritis or gout problems, among other benefits; however, its excessive consumption can cause health problems.
A glass of juice with about three squeezed oranges provides about 210 calories; On the other hand, in the presentation of juice, the fibers in the pulp are lost, as explained by the founding expert of the Argentine Institute of Food and Nutrition (IAAN) Alberto Cormillot. Therefore, the specialist recommends eating the whole orange, rather than as juice, since, in addition, when the fruit is squeezed it loses pectins and cellulose, which increases sugar levels; While eating the pulp of the orange regulates blood sugar levels, allowing you to make the most of all the nutrients it contains.
Here are six ways how high amounts of orange juice can harm your health:
An investigation carried out by the experts Robert Lustig and Richard Johnson, comments that the abuse of these makes you gain weight by deceiving the metabolism since it turns off the appetite control organ in your system.
Fructose does not adequately prompt insulin, explains The Sugar Fix, by the aforementioned experts; which also contributes to the fact that it does not suppress ghrelin (the “hunger hormone”) and does not motivate leptin (the “satiety hormone”), which together contribute to insulin resistance. This causes the person to eat more.