Contrary to the bad rap simple sugars get, detoxing with fruit juice is one of the most effective ways one can cleanse their system. Many people ask “Isn’t sugar bad for you.? … Doesn’t it feed Candida? … Doesn’t sugar cause diabetes?”

There are many facets to answering some of these most common oppositional questions. Of course one must take into consideration their current health condition, but we’ll cover the basics.

First and foremost, sugar is not bad for you. The body requires sugars, i.e. carbohydrates for energy production. When it comes to sugars, it’s all about the quality and not so much quantity. Simple sugars, such as glucose, which are supplied mainly by fruits, feed the nervous system. Without them you may experience agitation, memory malfunction and other physical impairments.

When detoxing, simple fruit sugars provide the body with well-needed energy, which can remedy detox fatigue. However, most so called “bad” sugars are complex sugars that require the body to work harder to extract, break down into glucose and use as energy. Some of these complex carbohydrates include starches and grains. Because the glucose is not readily available as in fruits, more processing must occur for the body to utilize the glucose. Eating complex sugars is one of the leading causes of the body loosing its ability to manage sugar levels in the blood.

When Candida overgrowth is involved, it is best to detox with more vegetable juices as this will bring the body back into an alkaline state faster. However, if you include some fruit juices this will only assist the elimination process. Stay away from more complex carbs and you’ll do yourself a great service while detoxing.

If you are adamant about not consuming high amounts of sugar or you have a pre-existing health condition, such as diabetes and wish to detox, try juicing fruits that contain little to no sugar content. Some of these fruits include cucumber, lemons, tomatoes and even your vegetable fruits, such as Okra.

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  1. Timely, Frugivore. 😀

    I just started an herbal detox program—and for the first two days I felt like hell warmed up on a hot plate. I thought I was doing it wrong, and then I read this and felt better. (Sort of!)

    Now that I’m close to through I’m surprised at how my cravings for junk fell off. I feel fresher in the mornings now and have fewer abrupt crashes: no small feat for a hypoglycemic!

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