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Is Juice Good For You?

 

 

By
Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS,

Did you know that a glass of cranberry juice cocktail contains 33% more sugar than the same amount of cola? Although it may be more "natural," fruit juice is still a concentrated source of calories and shouldn’t be consumed in unlimited quantities--by children or adults.

If you drink fruit juice, try diluting it with soda water for a fruity, fizzy drink that’s lower in sugar and calories. (And for soda water that’s cheaper and easier on the environment, try the SodaStream soda maker.)

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show. 

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