Juice Isn’t Always a Sugar Bomb: Pick the Right Stuff and It’s a Healthy Choice


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Juice Isn't Always a Sugar Bomb: Pick the Right Stuff and It's a Healthy Choice
Juice sometimes gets a bad rap for being loaded with sugar and masquerading as a healthy choice when it’s secretly bad for you. While sugar isn’t exactly ever great for you , ABC News points out that the right kind of juice can still be a healthy option:

There’s a big difference between 100 percent juice and a bottle of sugar water with a few cranberries squeezed into it. Yes, juice has a lot of the sweet stuff, but a six-ounce glass of 100 percent juice also counts as a full serving of fruit and delivers many of the same vitamins and antioxidants, making it worth the occasional sugar rush, says Jessica Ganzer, R.D., owner of Ganzer Wellness Consulting in Arlington, Virginia. And it can be the easiest way to get a superfood: Drinking 100 percent pomegranate juice is easy; picking apart a real pomegranate, not so much. As long as you drink 100 percent juice (from concentrate is fine) and limit yourself to one six-to-eight ounce glass a day, you’re not breaking any rules of good nutrition.

So there you have it. If your juice is actually juice and you drink it in moderation, you’re not destined for trouble. (Speaking of real juice, if you’re really into it, you might want to consider a juicer.

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