Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Fruit on Juice - Is It Good?

Hello readers! We have been going through foods and drinks that are good for your body and those that aren't good for your body. We will be getting on to Step 3 of weight loss in our Weight Loss series tomorrow. So, let's get started with taking a glimpse into the world of fruit juice!

1. Natural or Not?
Natural fruit juices have little to no extra sugar added to it's juice.
The juices that are not natural fruit juice are processed and have loads of caloric sugar added.
2. Vitamins
Juices, whether they are natural or not have vitamins and minerals in them that are fantastic for the body.
While the one's that aren't natural taste good, the vitamins and minerals that are in them are man made the majority of the time. 
3. Phytonutrients
Phytonutrients are naturally occurring nutrients that are essential for fighting against diseases and have disease fighting qualities. Their role is to act as antioxidants and fight against cells in your body that are harmful.
4. Sugar and Calories
Fruit juices can have a lot of sugar and calories that in turn into fat, and make you have what appears to be a little bit of what some people may think of as love handles. 
5. Carbs
Yes, fruit juices do have more carbs in them than soda does. It is a sad fact, but it is true.
6. Water
Water is a great alternative to fruit juices, minus the vitamins and minerals.

It has been proven that there are more upsides to fruit juices than there are downsides. 
I would suggest, in my opinion, that fruit juices are good for you, especially 100% natural.
I would also like to point out that you should drink a little bit in moderation with the rest of your diet. (Not too much. Too much can be a bad thing.)
So, all in all, fruit juices are sweet!
~Obesity Overload

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