Also, unfortunately, food and beverage manufacturers aren’t always honest about what is in their products.
The fruit juice you find at the supermarket may not be what you think it is.
Even if it’s labeled as “100% pure” and “not from concentrate” it may not be. After being squeezed from the fruit, the juice is usually stored in massive oxygen-depleted holding tanks for up to a year before it is packaged.
The main problem with this method is that it tends to remove most of the flavor, so the manufacturers need to add so-called “flavor packs” to the juice, to bring back the flavor that was lost during processing.
So even if you’re buying the highest quality juices at the supermarket, they are still far from their original state.
Some of the lowest quality ones don’t even resemble fresh-squeezed fruit juice at all… they are basically just fruit-flavored sugar water.
How often should you drink fruit juice?
Making your own juice is a healthy option sometimes, but you shouldn’t juice everything or do it all the time. When drinking of making your own fruit juice, it is important to mind your portions. Each fruit has about 60 calories so if you add too many, your calories and sugar intake will skyrocket. Stick to juicing only once a day. Eating whole, fresh fruits and veggies are important and beneficial to a healthy diet.
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