Switching to water is one of the best changes you can make in your diet. But why? Isn’t juice good for you? Mommy may have served you orange juice and Daddy may have bought you a sports drink, but it’s time to face the facts. Skipping the sugary drinks is the best way to reduce your sugar intake and lose weight.
First of all, many “juices” are more like sugar water.
They often have lots of calories and contain up to 60 grams of sugar. You’d be better off just eating the fruit. Women should only get about 20 grams of sugar (or 5 teaspoons) a day.
Sports and energy drinks can also do more harm than good.
Use water to hydrate while working out, and eat nutritious snacks to replace lost electrolytes. Sports drinks add to your sugar intake and require you to work harder to burn off the extra empty calories.
Be skeptical of labels, advertising and all the buzz surrounding juices and energy drinks.
If you do drink juice, look for 100 percent juice only and consume a serving size of 4 ounces. You can make your own juice and mix in vegetables to amp up the nutrition. Water is the best choice for the whole family!