Fruit Juice: Friend or Foe?

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There is significant and ever increasing evidence on the role of sugary drinks and the development of obesity and associated comorbidities. There is also evidence that the negative consequences of high sugar intake are present in both liquid and solid food forms. However, it has been noted that liquids do not allow our bodies to feel as "full," which suggests that we may compensate by continuing to eat excess calories of solid food types. If you're struggling to lose weight, an easy way to cut calories and/or sugar intake may be in the liquid part of your diet. This may not make you drop that 10 extra lbs in isolation, but can be an important step in starting to remove intake of low nutritional quality from your diet when there are readily accessible alternatives in place!

What You'll Need

  • Use alternatives, like carbonated water with a touch of lemon/lime juice squeezed in
  • Use alternatives, like plain water with or without fruity infusions

What You'll Do

  • Look at the label! See how many grams of sugar are sneaking into your diet unintentionally!
  • Be suspicious of "healthy" drinks, shakes, or juices with lots of added sugar content
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