Do the Pros of Juicing Outweigh the Cons of the Acidic Juice?
Posted on 2/8/2021 by Dr. Frank K. Sioda
Juicing offers an excellent way to cleanse and detox our bodies, especially after a period of unhealthy eating. It reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and enables you to intake more produce in a single glass. Your juicing intake will depend on the availability of fruits and vegetables around you. Where fruits and vegetables are scarce, you can substitute them with acidic juice, but you should be aware of their cons before purchase.
Pros of Juicing
Most people do not meet the daily fruit and vegetable requirements, and juicing offers an affordable option. Through juicing, you can control your nutrient intake by incorporating specific fruits and vegetables. In children, juicing ensures a supply of key nutrients such as magnesium, folate, and vitamin K, necessary for healthy growth and development. Juices also contain anti-inflammatory compounds that boost immunity and energy levels. Natural juice also releases enzymes into your digestive system and improves gut functions.
Cons of Acidic Juice
Acidic juice contains a mixture of juice and added sugars. It also contains acidic preservatives and can pose a health risk if regularly consumed. The acidity in these juices corrodes the enamel, predisposing teeth to decay and cavities. The added sugars feed the cavity, causing bacteria in the mouth that release acids. Acidity in the mouth encourages bacterial growth and activity, resulting in gum disease, mouth ulcers, and cavities. Consuming acidic juice also increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and kidney problems, given their link to gum disease. Whether you opt for juicing or acidic juice, you need to be aware of the sugar content and acidity as far as your dental health is concerned. Thus, after drinking your juice, you should keep your mouth healthy by rinsing it with water to remove the extra sugars and acids. For more details on juicing and acidic juice, contact our office today.
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