Any fruit juice junkies out there? Thankfully I am not a huge juice fan but I will have an occasional OJ here and there; I
almost always go for the raw stuff first!
For all you juice lovers...juice can really pack on the liquid calories, carry tons of added sugars and be as sweet as a pack of skittles.
If your going to drink the juice [because you don't fancy the real fruit] then keep these tips in mind when purchasing your favorite flavors:
-Make sure it is labeled with this little phrase, "Made of 100% fruit juice"
-Labels read, "No added sugar" (fruit is already sweet enough from it's naturally occurring sugars...we don't need any extra. It will just add more calories)
-If it says "Light," sometimes light can be a red flag (Most of the time if it is "light" it has been made with something extra [because it still needs flavor] usually it will be in the form of carbohydrates. Look at your labels!). Just go for the real 100% stuff and keep your portion down.
-A 4 oz glass is the serving size for a cup of fruit juice (think shot glass)!