Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Food for Thought: Apple vs Juice
Which one fills you up more? Although both have the same calories and sugar content, our bodies do not react the same way to them. There is an increasing amount of evidence to show that our body is not able to recognize the amount of calories we consume when it is in the liquid form. Rather than waiting for research to tell us this maybe we just need to listen to our bodies. Honestly, how many of us eat three apples in a sitting?
As an aside - the equal sign is a bit of a misnomer because in reality the apples have fiber, folate, vitamin A, and beta-carotene, all of which have been removed in the processing to make juice.