Eliminate these drinks from your diet
You want to lose weight, so watch what you eat. It makes sense, but what you drink is just as important. However, it is much harder to see if drinks are healthy based on their appearance. It’s easy to say that a brownie with lots of sugar and chocolate doesn’t add much to your diet. But is apple juice healthy or not? And a smoothie? In any case, the following drinks can be eliminated from your diet.
1. 100% apple juice
Apple juice, it’s actually not healthy in any form. It might sound healthy – because it contains apples – but it isn’t. And 100% apple juice is the unhealthiest of them all. Not what you’d expect. The high percentage of concentrated sugar and calories in the fruit juice can lead to weight gain. There are of course vitamins in 100% apple juice, but not enough to counteract all the sugar. The amount of sugar is even comparable to that of a can of soda.
2. Orange juice
Orange juice, like apple juice, is generally not very healthy. The drink is low in fruit juice, usually only 5% to 10%. Additionally, there is a lot of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in orange juice. HFCS is derived from corn starch and is cheaper than sugar, which is why many food manufacturers like to use it. It is also sweeter than sugar and is absorbed faster by the body. As a result, your blood sugar level can drop rapidly, making you crave even more sugar.
A smoothie can be very healthy, but most prepackaged smoothies you find at the grocery store aren’t. This is a big disappointment for many people. The drink seems to be very healthy. There are fruits and vegetables, right? it also contains a lot of sugar. A smoothie can also contain as much or more sugar than a can of soda. Squeezing fruits and vegetables removes most, if not all, of the fiber. Therefore, most of the sugars remain.
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