I get asked all the time…
What juice is okay to drink? I always like juice in the morning!
For years this has been a hard question to answer.
Every juice they make is LOADED in sugar and because it’s sugar in a liquid form, it spikes blood sugars very quickly. By and large, juice is a poor choice for weight-loss.
Some juices will say “low sugar” or “no sugar added” and still contain high amounts of sugar. Bottles that have very healthy looking packaging can seem like a good idea until you look more closely at the label! Yikes!
For any beverage (excluding protein shakes) I like to follow the rule of the 3 C’s. For your best choice in a beverage check that the drink is:
under 15 calories for 8 ounces
Diet Cranberry Juice is one of the juices that has been on the market and a great choice for a juice that fits the 3 C’s. For the longest time, this has been the extent of it.
Here’s the great news. There are so many more options on the market than there used to be! The photo below is my current favorite “Diet Cran-Pineapple.”
If you tend to prefer orange juice more, you can try Crystal Light® Orange Sunrise or Mio Electrolytes® Orange flavor.
If you are more of an apple juice fan you can try the Great Value® Apple Drink Mix.
When in doubt, take a quick look at the label of whatever you’re drinking and make sure it’s under 15 calories for 8 ounces, not caffeinated and not carbonated! I recommend the Cran-Pineapple!