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How To Pick the Healthiest Juice

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How To Pick the Healthiest Juice

 

Juice can be deceiving — sure, it’s made from nature’s sweet stuff, but it can also be loaded with all sorts of decidedly unnatural ingredients. So, save from juicing your own fruits and veggies, how do you figure out which ones are healthy and which ones are, well, not so healthy? Read on to find out some tips for decoding juice labels!

The Cloudier the Better Can you see through the juice? That likely means it mostly contains water, and packs less of the nutritional punch that cloudier juices do. The cloudier the juice, the more real juice it usually has.

What’s it Called? Steer clear of any bottle labelled, “cocktail,” “beverage,” or “drink.” These types of “juices” usually only contain 10% or less of the actual fruit. Stick with juices labeled, “100% juice.”

Does it Have Added Sugars? Any juices that have added sugars, like high-fructose corn syrup, are not a safe bet.

See Also: Eggless Egg Salad (Vegan Recipe)

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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

ty

2:34PM PST on Feb 15, 2013

Thank you :)

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