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Change This for That – A Beginner’s Guide to Eating Healthier

6 – Fruit Juice – Guide to Eating Healthier

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Why should you change it?

Fruit juice might seem like a great healthy change of pace of drinking plain water every day. But the juice anyone can buy in supermarkets, even the 100% fruit juice, can contain quite a lot of sugar and drinking too much juice daily can be detrimental to your health. Some brands will even add sugar to its packaging, skyrocketing the sweetness.

Change for real fruit or vegetable juice. The biggest problem with turning fruits into juice is that most of the fruit’s insoluble fibre gets lost, which is an essential nutrient and helps delay the absorption of the sugar by the body. Without the fibre, 100% fruit juice is sugar and calories, and just a little bit of vitamins (compared to eating the whole fruit).

On the other hand, vegetable juice is much welcomed. Think tomato, kale, carrots, or beets juice. If you made a disgusted face with these options, then better stick to water.

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