Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | May 23, 2012

Lose Weight WITHOUT Dieting: Tip #65 – Beware of Fruit Juice

For my last tip, I suggested you increase your daily water intake as a way of burning fat and losing weight.  One way to do this is to replace sugary drinks like fruit juices with water.  So what’s wrong with fruit juice?  That’s a fair question and in reality, an occasional glass of juice is fine.  The problem lies in the perception many of us have regarding fruit juices.  We often think they are healthy beverages that can be consumed in significant quantities with no ill effects.  In reality, most juice drinks are high in sugar and offer relatively little nutritional value.  For example, an 8 ounce glass of apple juice has 120 calories and 28 grams of sugar.  Cranberry juice has 130 calories with 32 grams of sugar.  Orange juice has significant amounts of Vitamin C but at a cost of 140 calories and 28 grams of sugar.  Grape juice is one of the worst offenders with 170 calories and 40 grams of sugar in an 8 ounce glass.  As I mentioned earlier, an occasional glass of juice is fine.  However, if you are a frequent juice drinker, I suggest you swap some of those drinks for water and eat the fruit instead.  It offers far greater nutritional content.

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