February 28, 2016 william

Juice … The New Junk Food

Remember the days when you could not go out until you finished your juice? Those days are long gone! What happened?

1. What’s The Problem?

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Fruit juice is not the same as the juice squeezed directly from the fruit. Added sugar and other ingredients now put it in the same category as soda and some other drinks. In fact, it’s absorbed so fast, it is not “recognized” by the body even as juice.

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2. Why Is Fruit Juice Still Being Pushed As A Healthy Option?

People and governments are slow to change their advice. Also, the juice industry is alive and well. Their advertisements are plentiful. Some folks may not realize that as time went on, the methods of preservation changed, adding not-so-healthy ingredients.    Click here to learn more.

3. So, What’s A Fruit Juice Fan To Do?

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Read the label … and understand what you’re reading. 100% fruit juice should be made purely from the fruit of the natural fruits. It should have no additives, sweeteners or preservatives. NOTE: That doesn’t mean it does not have sugar. It means additional sugar was not added. In fact, there may be a lot of sugar in it.

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4. What About Juicing?

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Juicing allows you to retain the bulk of the vitamins, minerals and other beneficial nutrients. Some experts also feel that this method allows easier absorption. However, it eliminates the fiber that these fruits offer.

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5. Should I Be Drinking Juice?

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Look at the overall picture. Does it recommend into your recommended daily caloric intake? Make sure you look at portion servings when deciding this.

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