On the left side of this text, you can see a glass with a 30cl (10.14 fl oz) capacity. 30cl is equal to 300 ml which is equal to 300 grams. Knowing that 10cl (3.3 fl oz) orange juice contains 10.9 grams of carbohydrates (reference), an orange juice glass contains 32.7 grams of carbohydrates (1.1 oz)
Consequently a person can take 32.7 grams of carbohydrates in a blink of an eye by drinking a glass of orange.
The type of sugar from oranges that is found in the largest amount, is sucrose. A sucrose molecule is made of a glucose molecule and a fructose molecule. When orange juice arrives in the small intestine, sucrose is split up by sucrase enzyme, producing glucose and fructose. That’s why i consider sucrose to be a simple carbohydrate for the human body.
A regular coke soda has a 33cl / 12 fl oz capacity. it contains 35 grams of simple carbs. 30 cl of coke soda contains 31 grams of simple carbohydrates (1.09 oz). It is almost the same amount of carbs than in orange juice.
|Orange juice – 30cl||Coke can – 30cl|
|32.7 grams / 1.1 oz||31 grams / 1.09 oz|
The only difference lies in the form of carbs. The Coke soda only contains glucose. The orange juice contains 2/4 of sucrose , 1/4 of glucose and 1/4 of fructose. In your small intestine, since sucrose turns into glucose and fructose, you get around 50% of fructose and 50% of glucose during digestion. It means you get around 16.35 grams of glucose and 16.35 grams (total 32.7 grams) of fructose for a 25cl (8.45 fl oz) orange juice glass.
Let’s turn the 16.35 grams glucose amount into sugar cubes. Since there is 4.2 grams of glucose in one sugar cube, there is roughly 4 sugar cubes in a glass of orange juice. Here, I don’t count the fructose amount. the website sugarstacks.com is even more pessimistic than me by counting 6 sugar cubes (as seen below).
There are some things to know about fructose. In the wine making process, the wine yeasts act like candida. Glucose fuels Candida and turns it into alcohol. Fructose is also turned into alcohol but it takes more time for yeast to turn it into alcohol during fermentation. Some wine yeasts turn glucose into alcohol ten times better than fructose into alcohol. I think Candida acts in a similar way. From my own experience, i don’t think fructose is that better than glucose. Anyways, there are both glucose and fructose in many fruits.
As a candida sufferer, would you eat those 6 sugar cubes?
In conclusion, i do think orange juice (like apple juice or banana juice) is VERY bad if you suffer from a candida overgrowth.
In my opinion, only two fruits and two fruit juices are acceptable for candida sufferers: lemon juice and coconut milk.