Nutrition Tip December 11 2010
Remember juice glasses? The ones your Grandma had in her cupboard and held ~4-6 ounces? In most kitchens, these are long gone. When you pour yourself a glass of juice, you’re getting the same calories and grams of carbohydrates (without any of the fiber) you’d find in a piece of fruit, FOR EVERY 4 OUNCES OF JUICE! So, pour yourself 12 ounces, and you’ve got ~180 calories/45 grams carbs/0 grams fiber…16 ounces, ~240 calories/60 grams carbs/0 grams fiber. You get the point. And sure, you’re also getting vitamin C and possibly some healthy components found in fruit – but not much compared to eating a whole fruit that’s full of fiber and phytochemicals. Juice is delivered to your blood stream VERY fast and causes a big need for extra insulin, which equals extra fat storage.
By Kelli Jennings of www.apexnutritionllc.com.