Scientists told about the dangers of fruit juice
MOSCOW, 18 Jul — RIA Novosti. Drinking fruit juice on an empty stomach has a negative impact on intestinal microflora. To such conclusion scientists from the Institute for integrative genomics Lewis Sigler, part of Princeton University. The study is published in the journal Cell Metabolism.
Experts conducted an experiment, during which gave the experimental mice drinking juice on an empty stomach. It turned out that in this state, the small intestine cannot break down fructose: it goes directly into the colon and causes serious harm to microorganisms that are not able to cope with carbohydrates. This applies to both packaged and fresh juices.
But researchers note that 90% of the fruit sugars absorbed in the small intestine.
The researchers recommended to use juices in small quantities and only after a meal. This approach will prevent “overloading” the digestive system and will not harm the intestinal flora.