Juicing is a great way to get a good dose of vitamins & minerals so a lot of people often grab a juice if they feel like they might be getting sick or are a bit low on energy and need a pick me up.
Juices are great, don’t get me wrong, but if you choose a juice that has 5-6 different pieces of fruit or is a Smoothie but contains ice cream or frozen yoghurt or sorbet it often is providing you with a lot of sugar in one sitting. This won’t keep you full and you’ll end up feeling hungry and with low energy an hour or so later.
Think about if you were to sit down for a snack and have some fruit. You might choose an apple or a banana but you probably wouldn’t eat 6 pieces of fruit in one sitting, let alone in one day. Often fruit juices contain 5-6 pieces of fruit so although they are providing you with lots of vitamins and minerals, there’s a huge amount of sugar, that although is from a natural source, isn’t ideal for your weight management in that serving size.
Remember the following tips when ordering a juice:
- Opt for the smallest size juice
- Make sure you get a mixture of fruit & vegetables e.g. carrot + beetroot + apple + orange + ginger is a good combo.
- If it contains sorbet or ice cream or frozen yoghurt it may not be the best choice on the menu, that’s not to say it’s a bad option but just probably not the juice to choose on a daily basis.