For whatever reason, if I juice with fruit or fruit in green juice, I can become sick, even seizures. Some people say to eat your fruit rather than drink them and you can juice your vegetables. Does that sound familiar to anyone?
I admit that I have abuse sugary foods all my life. I wonder is this a result of that. When I drink the fruit juice I believe it goes to my bloodstream to fast and my body can't handle. Perhaps my blood sugar rises and then drop too fast to a low bloodsugar state causing these problems from years of glucose abuse, I don't know. I know stress and worry doesn't help. I am wondering will my body build up a tolerance for the glucose in fruit or fruit juices. I am afraid to eat an apple at this point:-(
I am so sensitive to glucose, fructose, etc., that raisins, carobs and nuts that are in Alissa's incredients that they can cause me problems. I tend to binge on anything sweet, raw foods included. You know the phrase, "Can't stop eating them." Maybe if I can control my intake, the above will take care of itself.
Anyone experienced my problem? I would appreciate any feedback, suggestions, etc. Thank you very much.
I feel ill equipped to advise you. I am wondering if your produce is organic? Could you possibly be having a reaction to pesticides? If you reduce your intake you will be miserable because on raw you need to eat more as the food is less dense. Over time of being 100% raw you will eat much much less according to some because your healed body will maximise the nutrition received. Many of us needed to avoid fruits when we started raw and some still avoid fruits because of sugar issues.
Thank you for your reply.
Yes, I do use organic products. It's rare when I don't. I wonder if years of over eating sugary foods, my body must heal and adjust to eating foods high in sugar, whether that be glucose, fructose or whatever form the sugar is in. Juicing, as I understand it, can really cause sugar problems because it goes straight into the bloodstream of the body. I can't go two weeks without binging on health bars, organic trail mix (raisins may be the culprit in this mix), or something that took the place of eating processed candy bars such as Larabar Health bars (cashews) which are very high in sugar as well, or whatever it may be. I know I eat too many at one sitting.
I hear of so many people healing from all kinds of illnesses from juicing but wonder if I should just hold of from eating or juicing fruit, yet, continue the raw diet.
Knowing that some people have to abstain from fruits says alot. Again, thank you for your information.
For a long time I only used fruit like tomato and cucumber and avocado. I am trying not to be diabetic as it is genetic tendency in my family and I show many of the pre-diabetic symptoms at this point in time.
Many people here say that the Green Smoothies cure their sugar cravings and I have to concur that it has been true for me also - even before I started putting sweet fruits in.
It could be a blood sugar glucose/insulin problem. If you are using carrots those have a lot of sugar in them. I usually have to put celery in my juices. There's something about the celery salts that stops me from having blood sugar problems from juices. I had hypoglycemia in the past. Before I was drinking green smoothies everyday I would drink a carrot/celery (and some green or veggie) juice every day, and that helped with the cravings. There is just something in celery that balances out my blood sugar - and therefore, I don't have the sweet cravings.
Also, I can't eat all the fruit many raw foodists do, and only put a small amount in my green smoothies.
Seed & Leaf,
Boy, what a connection with your names:-)
I want to thank the both of you for your suggestions. I am sure I have blood sugar/glucose/insulin problems. I guess that would mean my pancreas is not working properly.
I will take your suggestions and try them out. Yes, carrots do cause me problems as well. Sometimes eating fruit does also. I just bought some celery and will try juicing them along with my other greens. I need to stop the cravings! I am told the pancreas can heal in time. I didn't always have this problem with fruit, but abuse of sugar probably took its toll over the years.
Again, thank you Seed and Leaf. Now all we need is a Flower and a Tree to come along to sprout us a Forest. Fruition at the fullest!! Just teasing.
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