Does fruit juices increases weight and add fat?
April 11, 2007 9:23am CST
Does drinking fruit juices like tropicana,minute maid etc result in weight gain and fat accumulation on bodies? i have heard people say its better to eat fruit than drink juice whic contain lots of sugar.please let me know what's your opinion about this.
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11 Apr 07
Any fruit juice which has added sugars to it will give you extra calories and contribute to weight gain.Empty calories should be avoided if one wants to control or lose weight.Instead,make fresh fruit juices or smoothies.They are filling, and they have many more nutrients than packaged juices.Sugars are nothing but carbohydrates and if you take too much of it,those sugars will accumulate and convert into fat.I prefer to make my own juices at home.Invest in a juicer,it is not all that expensive when you compare it to all the fees you will have to pay at a gym to lose weight and the other things that come with weight gain.Eating fruit is better because fruit also contains fibre which makes you feel fuller than juice.It keeps off your craving for snacks,which in turn,contirbutes to healthy wieght in you.As much as possible,stick to whole foods instead of processed and manufactured foods.
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11 Apr 07
Yes I have heard it does increase weight. I have been told at pediatrician appointments to limit my kids' juice intake to 1 8oz cup a day, as there isn't much benefit to it, and it can add excess calories that children don't need, not even getting into the excess sugar many juices have. Some juice has as many grams of sugar as soda!