Fruit Juice question.

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by VegasFighter**, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. VegasFighter**

    VegasFighter** Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2005
    Messages:
    4,760
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Look at the name
    i drink alot of water, and green tea, but get a little bored with them. Sometimes in the morning i have a can of Kern's fruit juice.. It is high in carbs but i drink it in the morning so i burn them off over the course of the day.


    My question is, is that still ok, or should i limit juices.. or what are some acceptible fruit juices i can drink?
     
  2. Jeff Entwistle

    Jeff Entwistle Orange Belt Professional Fighter

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Doing push ups just like Jack Palance
    Jesus Christ man, a can of fruit juice in the morning never hurt anyone.
     
  3. Cooz

    Cooz Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2002
    Messages:
    3,508
    Likes Received:
    616
    Location:
    Greatest Country on Earth!
    lol


    laughing out loud by reading something off a computer screen (without pictures) has to be one of the best types of laughing.
     
  4. PredatorX

    PredatorX White Belt

    Joined:
    May 7, 2004
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wellington New Zealand
    Grapefruit juice is good.

    http://www.mmc.org/healthyliving/nutrition/July05grapefruit.htm

    Grapefruit juice can actually help you lose weight when added to your diet. There's indication that grapefruit can help with insulin resistance. I've recently begun adding grapefruit to my diet, typically the juice of a grapefruit before dinner, which tends to be my largest meal, and sometimes lunch as well.
     
  5. Brandinho

    Brandinho Guest

    Try drinking natural fruit juice. Most of the canned crap is jammed full of various freshener chemicals or sugar and calories. Try juicing on your own, tastes better too.
     
  6. Jeff Entwistle

    Jeff Entwistle Orange Belt Professional Fighter

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Doing push ups just like Jack Palance
    Unsweetened crannberry juice is the best. Its good for your kidneys
     
  7. TJS

    TJS Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2002
    Messages:
    3,314
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Yea fresh juice wold be better or maybe some organic stuff.
     
  8. Madmick

    Madmick Freedom!!! Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Messages:
    45,929
    Likes Received:
    48,378
    Location:
    NorCal
    Fructose naturally occurs in fruit. High Fructose Corn Syrup does not. Check the label.
     
  9. moodymikey

    moodymikey Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2004
    Messages:
    547
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Newcastle, UK
    a can of fruit juice isnt the best thing you can drink obviously, but its not gonna hurt you in anyway either
     
  10. Madmick

    Madmick Freedom!!! Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Messages:
    45,929
    Likes Received:
    48,378
    Location:
    NorCal
    That's partially true. Too much sugar in your diet will hurt you, so 4-5 cans of fruit juice a day...yeah, that's gonna screw you.
     
  11. VegasFighter**

    VegasFighter** Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2005
    Messages:
    4,760
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Look at the name

    naw, i just have one in the morning, either with, or for breakfast
     
  12. Ted-P

    Ted-P Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Messages:
    3,961
    Likes Received:
    2
    Get the light versions.
     
  13. ***

    *** White Belt

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Fruit juice is highly overrated in general mass perception of it's nutrition, essentially, all fruit juice is, is water, naturally occurring sugar(fructose), and small doses of vitamins and antioxidants.

    Assuming you already take a proper athlete formula multi-vitamin, and have a relatively healthy diet, fruit juices are highly unnecesarry for their nutrition, and only serve to be a sugary snack. However if you enjoy them, their is no harm in having a glass or two throughout the day, especially in the morning when your body is in a negative nitrogen balance and also needs an insulin spike... If you are trying to cut weight, stick to water and multivitamins. And get your carb sources from solid whole foods such as whole wheat bread, or sweet potatos...

    And apple juice, although it contains alot of sugar, also should contain naturally occuring pectin, which slows carbohydrate absorbtion and lowers the glycemic index of the juice.
     
  14. Speed.Racer

    Speed.Racer White Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    Does the organic or all natural juices have any other benefits? I drink an Odwalla once or twice a week and it seems like it would have some sort of a benefit.

    For those unfamiliar: http://www.odwalla.com/
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.