Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Rethink Your Drink

The first thing I tell people who are interested in dropping fat and slimming down is to ditch the liquid calories. Check out the photo below to see the amount of sugar contained in various beverages.

We all know that beverages like soda are simply empty calories. They provide no nutritional value. However, even drinks that people think of as "healthy" like fruit juice is not a good option if you're trying to shed excess pounds.

Many of the nutrients found in fruit juice are added back in later because they are stripped out during processing. It's far better to eat a piece of fruit than to drink fruit juice. Besides the vitamins, you also get the fiber and phytonutrients that will be missing from juice.

So ditch the empty liquid calories and stick mostly to fresh, unprocessed foods if you're trying to trim down.


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