Make juice or & # 39; quickly juice & # 39; to lose weight or detox, your body can do more harm than good. In this new report, Lifescript & # 39; s health detective investigates the dark side of juice craziness …
You just came out of the yoga class. You are hot, sweaty and need to be picked up. Are you going for a fat-free latte? No, grab kale instead.
Juice is now the favorite drink for people who travel a lot. Harried mothers drink it. Yoga fans too. Celebrities Gwyneth Paltrow, Jared Leto and Salma Hayek do the same.
They make juice – puffing raw fruit and vegetable drinks to clean their bodies, get a quick meal, consume more products or lose weight.
Juice is the new latte. According to Beverage Marketing Corp., a research firm in the industry, approximately 92 million liters of super premium juices were consumed in 2013, compared to 71 million liters in 2007.
No wonder! Juice is an easy way to get fresh fruit and vegetables. It provides a quick breakfast or lunch, and it's healthy.
Or is it? Can such a good thing be bad for you?
Yes, especially if you have a chronic condition or are taking certain medications, says Adrienne Youdim, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and medical director of the Center for Weight Loss at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Even if you are a healthy person, too much juice can be dangerous, warns nutritionist Carol Koprowski, Ph.D., R.D., assistant professor of clinical preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the USC in Los Angeles.