Do you buy orange juice? Let’s stop the nonsense. First of all, there is entirely too much concentrated sugar in orange juice. Yes, all orange juice.
You say, “But I buy 100% orange juice. No high fructose corn syrup. That has to be good right?”
Well, no. It takes about 4 oranges to make an 8 ounce serving a juice. That’s a lot of sugar. Not only does orange juice have loads of sugar, but it also spikes your blood sugar because there are zero grams of fiber. *Remember when choosing a snack, 3+ grams per serving….
Check out the fiber on this label. 3 grams of fiber. That’s the white peel-y stuff on the outside. This SLOWS DOWN how fast your body absorbs sugar. A good thing.
You say, “But it’s a faster way to get my Vitamin C for the day…”
Although it says 100% Vitamin C on that label, did you know that the second you open that OJ bottle it starts to lose some of that handy-dandy vitamin? Yup. Exposure to air aka oxidation strips that Vitamin C from the orange juice and by the time you get to the bottom of your jug…3+ days later, the Vitamin C is pretty much nil.
Let’s just skip it okay?