We mentioned in the last section that juices made with fruits and vegetables containing sugar are not healthy for you. That brings to light the difference between healthy and unhealthy vegetables and fruits. If you coat your veggies in processed, enriched flour and deep-fry them, you are not creating a nutritious meal.
You should also choose raw greens and fruits whenever possible. Simply by heating fruits and vegetables, you remove a small amount of their nutritional value. When you eat food as close to its natural state as possible without tampering with it in any way, you receive the maximum value of the nutrients, minerals and vitamins it has to offer.
When purchasing any type of fruit or vegetable juice or smoothie, check the food label. Any ingredient which ends in -ose reveals the presence of processed sugar. If your smoothie or juice drink lists several hard to pronounce or confusing sounding ingredients, you should probably pass.
If you don’t buy fresh vegetables, choose frozen over canned. Canned goods often have high levels of sodium. When you order vegetables and fruits away from home, ask your waiter or chef about their quality and preparation. You may spine that a healthy sounding restaurant dish is actually nothing more than unhealthy processed food.
Juice and vegetable beverages are safe and healthy when they contain nothing but natural ingredients. You should also remember that eating too many fruits and ignoring vegetables can cause you to gain weight. Fruit tastes sweet and delicious because it contains natural sugars. So eating too much fruit could lead to weight gain, though you would have to consume quite a bit to trigger this effect.
The most common food allergy is a sensitivity to peanuts. This can range from mildly frustrating to deadly in nature. Concerning fruits and vegetables, some find that they respond negatively to oranges and other citrus fruits. Some people discover that eating apples or celery is impossible.
Every human being is different. Some people simply cannot eat carrots, peaches or cherries without triggering an Oral Allergy Syndrome. You will have to experiment with different fruits and vegetables. Eat them in various combinations and alone. Try eating them raw, steamed and sautéed.
If you find that one particular food causes an allergic reaction, don’t worry. There are hundreds of nutritious and delicious fruits and vegetables that can replace the one that doesn’t sit right in your stomach.