Fruit juice?

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Xtal
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Fruit juice?

Post by Xtal » Mon May 07, 2007 4:48 pm

I "need" a glass of juice in the morning with breakfast or I'm not right with the world. I only buy 100% juice; no corn syrup or added sugar. Still pretty sweet, though.

Is this an S? I can't get going without that jolt of fruit-sugar, so I'm just going to tell myself it's OK and drink it anyway.

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Post by florafloraflora » Mon May 07, 2007 5:41 pm

I think fruit juice is OK, especially as part of a meal, especially if it's only sweetened with other fruit juices.

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Post by Xtal » Mon May 07, 2007 5:46 pm

Thanks Flora! I only have the one glass, and it is with breakfast, so I figure it couldn't be too much of a problem.

Especially compared to the constant flow of doughnuts, chocolate, cookies, leftover cakes, and other sweets pouring through the place where I work! Which I have eliminated.

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Post by Jammin' Jan » Mon May 07, 2007 11:06 pm

I have a glass of 100% fruit juice every morning with my breakfast. No problem.

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Post by reinhard » Tue May 08, 2007 12:25 pm

Fruit juice is fine. Just make sure it isn't fruit flavored sugar juice.

If you're worried about drinking too much, squeeze your own. It'll taste better, be healthier, and unless you've got a lot of time on your hands to devote to juicing, keep you from drinking too much. Drink it out of a fancy wine glass to reconcile yourself to the paltry amount that comes out.

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Post by Sixty » Wed May 09, 2007 9:09 am

I used to have orange juice with breakfast, until the acidity starting causing severe stomach pains.

Now I simply have an orange or grapefruit with breakfast, and I actually prefer that to juice at the moment.

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Post by JustAnnie » Fri May 18, 2007 2:25 am

I am sugar sensitive and most fruit juices.....grape juice, orange juice, apple juice IS like drinking liquid sugar to me. It revs up my appetite and makes my blood sugar levels climb. I am drinking tomato juice some mornings though and I really like it. It gives me a full feeling and doesn't set off my blood sugar. Just my 2 cents for what it's worth.
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juice without additives

Post by dvisnjevac » Fri May 18, 2007 4:28 pm

I try to cut the JUNK carbs. So many people who do go on a low fat diet continue to eat highly processed foods: they switch from processed high-fat to processed low-fat. And when food manufacturers create low fat foods, they tend to replace the fat with junk carbs, which tend to pile on the pounds. Basically, junk carbs are low-fiber carbs such as sugar, fructose, flour, cornstarch and fruit juice. Yes, fruit juice is a junk carb too! Why? Because there is virtually no fiber in it. This is reason why I focus on eating whole fruits. And if I drink juice it is from fresh fruit (juice without additives, without sugar)

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Post by gratefuldeb67 » Fri May 18, 2007 9:16 pm

It's okay!!!!
Drink your juice and enjoy it!
Don't have gallons of it. :wink:
If you are going to try and cut out everything you like in favor of what is scientifically perfect, this will, no doubt, not be a committment you can stick to.

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Post by gilli » Mon May 21, 2007 5:24 pm

Juice is ok, but an actual piece of fruit or two has more health benefits (e.g. fiber) and will probably keep you full longer.

I used to "have" to have a cup of juice in the morning, so I know where you're coming from. A good way to cut down on the sugar a bit and still get the refreshing juicyness is to start replacing some of the juice with water. I started doing this years ago to cut down on calories - I started by mixing 1 part water with 3 parts juice, then after I got used to that 2 parts water with 2 parts juice, and now whenever I have juice I mix 3 parts water with 1 part juice.

It works really well with non-pulpy orange juice (as fresh as possible), apple juice, and cranberry juice. At this point I view juice as a light flavoring to add to water or seltzer rather than as a drink on its own.

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