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How To Pick the Healthiest Juice

 

Is is Blended? Many juices, particularly orange juice, are blended with other fruits like apples or grapes. While this may sound like a perfectly healthy option, you won’t receive all of the nutritional benefits of 100% of one particular fruit juice.

Is it Pasteurized? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires all juice manufacturers to label whether their product is pasteurized. Unpasteurized juice can potentially be harmful for people with weakened immune systems. Because it doesn’t affect taste or nutritional value, pasteurized juice is the safest bet!

Does it Interact with My Medications? Many ‘superfood’ juices contain a whole slew of ingredients that may not interact well with  medications you are taking. Check with your doctor before trying these out.

Is it Too Much of a Good Thing? ‘Superfood’ juices can also contain huge quantities of vitamins that, when consumed too frequently or in too high of amounts, can have harmful affects. Though getting your vitamins is important, it’s also important not to overdo it.

BOTTOM LINE: Stick with 100% fruit juice!

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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7:26AM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

4:52PM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

Thanks Katie.

3:02PM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

The healthiest juice is the one made at home!! Great article,thanks!!

8:41AM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

Great information thx! :)

8:04AM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

Thank you Katie, for Sharing this!

7:56AM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

good to know

11:47AM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

9:14AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

yes a juicer would be the best bet.

7:38PM PST on Feb 26, 2013

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2:34PM PST on Feb 15, 2013

Thank you :)

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