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midwest juicery and sugar 

Not only did we get started to help people consume fruits and vegetables more easily, but another major reason was to help people consume a lower sugar alternative to soda, energy drinks, or other juices that can be much higher in sugar.

midwest juicery is proud to have the lowest sugar content when compared to the leading organic, cold-pressed juice companies’ like products. We make predominantly vegetable juices, with a little added apple for sweetener.

 

Sweet Green Juice

Green Juice

Beet Juice

Carrot Juice

Spicy Lemonade

midwest juicery

Apple of My Eye – 22g

Green with Envy – 18g

Beets by Midwest – 28g

16 Carrot Gold – 26g

Lava Lemonade – 20g

Suja Juice

Green Supreme – 42g

Glow – 28g

n/a

Fuel – 32g

Master Cleanse – 32g

BluePrint

n/a

Green Juice – 25g

Beet Apple Carrot – 37g

Carrot Golden Beet – 33g

Lemon Cayenne – 29g 


research on sugar

The Journal of the American Medical Association has also conducted a major study on sugar. “A sugar-laden diet may raise your risk of dying of heart disease even if you aren’t overweight…. one in 10 people get a whopping one-quarter or more of their calories from added sugar.”

The article continues, “Over the course of the 15-year study on added sugar and heart disease, participants who took in 25% or more of their daily calories as sugar were more than twice as likely to die from heart disease as those whose diets included less than 10% added sugar. Overall, the odds of dying from heart disease rose in tandem with the percentage of sugar in the diet—and that was true regardless of a person’s age, sex, physical activity level, and body-mass index (a measure of weight).

“Could it be possible that sugar isn’t the true bad guy boosting heart disease risk, but that it’s the lack of heart-healthy foods like fruits and veggies? Apparently not. In this study, the researchers measured the participants’ Healthy Eating Index. This shows how well their diets match up to federal dietary guidelines. “Regardless of their Healthy Eating Index scores, people who ate more sugar still had higher cardiovascular mortality,” says Dr. Teresa Fung, adjunct professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.”

 

In an interview with CrossFit, Dr. Robert Lustig, an endocrinologist and professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California-San Francisco, talks about the sugar problem in America. 

“Sugar is toxic,” Lustig explains. “It proffers a set of biochemical alterations that are detrimental to human health—unrelated to its calories.”

The article continues, "Because the food industry has negatively influenced nutrition science for the last 45 years, many people still abide by the mistaken belief that a healthy diet is attained by regulating calories and saturated fat. This misconception has led to a rise in chronic metabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes in adult and youth populations."

For the full interview with Dr. Lustig, click here.

 

Dr. Joseph Mercola, an osteopathic physican and of one of the world’s leading experts on nutrition and the effects of foods on our body, writes extensively about sugar. In his article, “What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Too Much Sugar?, he writes:

 “Sugar, in my opinion, is one of the most damaging substances that you can ingest – and what's terrifying about it is that it's just so abundant in our everyday diet… What's even more disturbing is that people are consuming excessive sugar in the form of fructose or high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). 

Dr. Mercola continues: “The bad news is that the human body is not made to consume excessive amounts of sugar, especially in the form of fructose. In fact, your body metabolizes fructose differently than sugar. It is actually a hepatotoxin and is metabolized directly into fat – factors that can cause a whole host of problems that can have far-reaching effects on your health.” Click here for a diagram of how overloaded our food is with fructose.

Dr. Mercola explains some of the effects of consuming too much sugar:

  • It overloads and damages your liver.The effects of too much sugar or fructose can be likened to the effects of alcohol. All the fructose you eat gets shuttled to the only organ that has the transporter for it: your liver. This severely taxes and overloads the organ, leading to potential liver damage.
  • It tricks your body into gaining weight and affects your insulin and leptin signaling.Fructose fools your metabolism by turning off your body's appetite-control system. It fails to stimulate insulin, which in turn fails to suppress ghrelin, or "the hunger hormone," which then fails to stimulate leptin or "the satiety hormone." This causes you to eat more and develop insulin resistance.
  • It causes metabolic dysfunction.Eating too much sugar causes a barrage of symptoms known as classic metabolic syndrome. These include weight gain, abdominal obesity, decreased HDL and increased LDL, elevated blood sugar, elevated triglycerides, and high blood pressure.
  • It increases your uric acid levels.High uric acid levels are a risk factor for heart and kidney disease. In fact, the connection between fructose, metabolic syndrome, and your uric acid is now so clear that your uric acid level can now be used as a marker for fructose toxicity.