Edit ModuleShow Tags

3 Misconceptions About Juice

Fact vs. fiction with Lindsay Nader of Juice Saves



Published:

Misconception #1: There’s too much sugar.

This can be true if you are gulping down pasteurized supermarket juice, juice from concentrate, or a smoothie with frozen yogurt or sorbet. You’re left with pure fructose, which is the kind of sugar found in fruit. Fructose is fine when consumed raw and in moderation—it is time-released energy. It does not spike your insulin levels, which is what occurs when you slam a sugary soda. Your liver goes into overdrive and your pancreas shoots insulin to help deal with the spike, and that’s when the sugar gets metabolized and stored as fat. Note: It’s always important to balance your fruit juices with low-sugar vegetable juices.

Misconception #2: It’s too pricey.

Eating and drinking healthy shouldn’t be costly, but it is. I guess you have to understand the value of cold-pressed, raw, and unpasteurized juice. The benefits far exceed the cost. A Coke is a dollar and our raw juice is $8. One is loaded with sugar, the other helps you to feel good and live a longer and healthier life. At my juice shop, we make everything by hand, every day. It’s a labor of love. Most San Diegans don’t think twice about spending $12 on a craft beer, and yet they are surprised, even offended at spending $8 on a raw, living product that nourishes them. It’s all about perspective.

Misconception #3: It’s just a fad.

With recent changes to the USDA’s age-old food pyramid, the government is encouraging a greater daily helping of fruits and veggies. More and more Americans are realizing the importance of eating well and educating themselves on what they put in their bodies. Cold-pressed juice is a form of quick nutrition. People live such busy lives that they don’t have time to prepare nourishing food. Cold-pressed juice absorbs into the bloodstream within 15 minutes. It’s “fast food.” Not many people seem to enjoy eating their greens, so why not drink them?  

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

Very Important Taco: The Chipotle Lime Cauliflower Taco from Second Nature

Vowing to eat less meat in the new year? Try this vegan taco even meat lovers will enjoy.

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 127

Hillcrest gets a BBQ spot, DIY pancakes are headed to North Park, and Land & Water Co.’s chef Rob Ruiz drops in

Five Reasons to Not Skip Your Annual Physical

From catching problems early to keeping you accountable for your health, your annual physical can be more valuable than you think
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. San Diego Magazine's Travel Awards 2019
    Cast your vote now for your favorite hotels, travel companies, and attractions
  2. Best Restaurants in San Diego: 2018
    San Diego's top restaurant owners, chefs, and bartenders name their favorite San Diego restaurants of 2018.
  3. Winter is Waiting in Montana’s Yellowstone Country
    Win a trip for two that includes roundtrip airfare from Long Beach and a stay at the Element by Westin in Bozeman, Montana
  4. Behind the Brands 2019
  5. First Look: Realm of 52 Remedies
    Wildly imaginative speakeasy cements the arrival of design to San Diego’s Asian food haven
  6. Incoming: The Hold Fast
    One of the country’s top sustainable sushi chefs is opening a handroll bar serving 100-percent local seafood
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles

October is Rideshare Month

Join the Rideshare 2015 Challenge and get there together
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

9 Questions Answered about Botox

Avalon Laser demystifies Botox myths and explains procedures

Win Tickets to the 41st Annual SDCCU Holiday Bowl

This year’s Utah vs. Northwestern match-up marks the Holiday Bowl’s second straight paring of teams that are ranked nationally in the top 25
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags