What’s in Your Juice?

When it comes to making your own juice, what fruits and vegetables will provide you the most amount of health benefits? Is there any potential of juice doing more harm then good?

Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet, but typically are best consumed whole. As a rule of thumb you never want your juice to contain more sugar than you would eat in a typical meal or snack. Consider the amount of fruit that makes up a single serving, and ensure that you are taking this into account when making your own juices. Adding lots of leafy greens, and low fructose fruits and vegetables will help to ensure you are getting the maximum amount of benefit without the risk of spiking your blood sugar level.

If buying juices, always go for fresh, 100% juice. Unless you make it yourself, you really have no idea what the process has been to make that juice and as such, could risk consuming lots of added preservatives. Check your labels and remember, juice is best consumed as close to the date of production as possible. Added sugar is not needed – fruits and vegetables contain enough sugars of their own. Read on to learn more about the benefits and risk factors related to drinking juice.


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