Cut these drinks out of your diet
You want to lose weight, so you watch what you eat. Logical, but what you drink is just as important. However, it’s much harder to tell if drinks are healthy based on their appearance. It’s easy to say that a cookie with a lot of sugar and chocolate won’t do much for your diet. But is apple juice healthy or not? And a smoothie? In any case, the following drinks can be removed from your diet.
1. 100% apple juice
Apple juice, it’s actually not healthy in any form. It may sound healthy – because it contains apples – but it is not. And 100% apple juice is the unhealthiest of all. Not what you would 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 sugars. The amount of sugar is even comparable to that of a can of soda.
2. Orange juice
Orange juice, like apple juice, is usually not very healthy either. The drink contains little fruit juice, usually only 5% to 10%. In addition, there is a lot of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in orange juice. HFCS is derived from cornstarch and is cheaper than sugar, which is why many food manufacturers like to use it. It is also sweeter than sugar and is absorbed more quickly by the body. This can cause blood sugar to drop quickly, leaving you wanting even more sugar.
A smoothie can be very healthy, but most pre-packaged smoothies from the supermarket are not. This is a big disappointment for many people. The drink seems to be very healthy. Does it contain fruits and vegetables? True, but it also contains a lot of sugar. One smoothie can even contain just as much, sometimes even more, sugar than a can of soda. Juicing fruits and vegetables removes most, if not all, of the fiber. As a result, mainly the sugars remain.
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