Q: I have a weakness for juice. I always thought it was good for me, but lately I’ve been hearing that might not be true as I’m trying to lose weight. Can I still have my juice and drink it too?
A: Fruit juice can be good for you, but you need to be careful of two things: the type of juice and the amount you consume. Choose 100% fruit juices over the sugar laden varieties and keep in mind there is around 150 calories per 8 ounces, so make sure your not exceeding your daily caloric goal by downing multiple glasses of juice a day.
There are lower calorie juice options as well, such as Bai5 which are all natural and are free from any added sugar.
Tip: Try diluting your juice with equal parts water. For example, if you typically pour 8oz of juice in a glass, instead pour 4oz and then add 4oz of water. If you normally drink two glasses of juice per day, you will be cutting around 150 calories out of your diet effortlessly.