Eat Your Fruits & Veggies
Many people drink their fruits and veggies
instead of eating them.
As a society where we want things now, we often
opt for already made drinks such as V-8, fruit juices and more.
don’t have time to eat one, just drink it to get in your daily
It’s just as good isn’t it? Wrong! All fruit and vegetable juices are
not the same.
Just take a look at the label on the side of the juice
container to find that out.
While these have vegetables and fruits in
them, they also have extras
that you may not want.
These extras can contain unwanted processed
sugars and other additives which can add extra calories. These extra
calories can add up fast when you are trying to lose weight.
Drinking your daily allowance of fruits and veggies, while quick and
not always the best choice.
Foods in their most natural state have the
most to offer in terms of vitamins and minerals – not to mention the
natural flavor you get when you eat raw foods.
Juices sold in the store may contain juice, but they are not completely
Many are only ten percent fruit juice and the rest is water and
Eating or drinking too much sugar equals empty calories.
Those calories deposit themselves on us as fat.
Even an eight ounce
glass of a juice blend that is only ten percent juice has over 100
Even the 100 percent juices can add up the sugars quickly. While these
sugars are natural, and natural is better, experts debate whether 100
percent juice is even good for children.
The amount of sugar in these
100% juices can reach extremely high levels if we’re not careful.
The same goes for vegetables. Those vegetable juice drinks contain
other ingredients besides just veggies. While you may get two of more
of your daily servings, the extra sugar can mean added calories which
can lead to added pounds if you are not careful.
Instead of grabbing a quick and easy vegetable
drink or fruit juice,
stop and go back to the basics. The best way to eat fruit and veggies
is in their natural form.
How much time does it take to pick up an
apple? The apple has more fiber and nutrients than in a processed juice
form. Also, your tummy will feel just as full for only half the
You can eat two apples for the same amount of calories and
just one apple juice drink.
The same thing happens with vegetables. Vegetables come in all shapes,
sizes, colors, and tastes.
Enjoy your food with fresh sautéed onions
and zucchini, red ripe tomatoes, and spicy peppers. All of that is
missed in a juice. Learning to try different natural tastes is a part
of eating healthier.
If you have choices in your arsenal you are more
likely to avoid regaining the weight. The easiest way to pack in too
many calories in a day is to drink your fruits and veggies. Choose to
eat your fruit and
vegetable servings to avoid packing on the pounds.
For even more weight loss benefits of fruits and veggies, check
out this list of metabolism boosting foods
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