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Is this okay to drink on occasion as the only sugars are coming from fruit?

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Test and find out ;)

IMO all fruits are good for you. Drink with more complex carbs, proteins, and fats and you shouldn't see much of a spike.

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I saw one at the store Schlep. I checked the carbs and it was 37 carbs per 8 oz. I checked the Lite (both were Ocean Spray) and the Lite was only 10 carbs. Check the label and then fit it into your meal plan.
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When I see "no sugar added" on a product like grape juice, it ticks me off a bit because---who the heck would ever add sugar to real grape juice?!!! They are proclaiming no sugar added as though that is unique, but it is not.

Grape juice is as sweet as can be without adding sugar to it. Nobody adds sugar to grape juice. In fact, many people add water to dilute natural grape juice because nature makes it so darn sweet to start with.

Grape juice is off of my list of things to enjoy, unless I have only one small sip of it from someone else's cup.

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Is this okay to drink on occasion as the only sugars are coming from fruit?


The answer is no. Grape and apple juices are high in sugar, then they concentrate them. Might as well drink high fructose corn syrup.
They love to put juice and all natural on products so people will think they are healthy.
Juice for the most part, bad for us. The fiber that slows absorption has been remove allowing a spike. A few ounces of 100% cranberry or blueberry juice might be ok after eating something but I'd test.
Also I've never liked V8 juice but I bet that would spike many
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Check the Carbs for a serving portion and see if it fits in with your eating plan. I occassionally drink so called Suger Free orange" but it spikes me something orrible. So if I want an Orange juice something else has to give.

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This is yet another example of how we are all different. I don't get spikes from pure fruit juices (including orange and grape) unless I drink more than 1/2 a pint. But then I only drink juices when I am being, or have been, active.

I'm with the camp that says try it and test and then fit your comsumption of juices into your eating plan. If you drink juice at the same time as eating a low glycemic index food then you will naturally minimise any spike you have.
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Test and find out ;)

IMO all fruits are good for you. Drink with more complex carbs, proteins, and fats and you shouldn't see much of a spike.


Where do I or we get more information complex carbs, proteins and fats? I have no idea what to look for (fats are simple since it's in the news pounded into us daily) in relation to complex carbs and proteins, where they come from and how they affect us?

I would love to do some reading and be able to try and find out more.

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Where do I or we get more information complex carbs, proteins and fats? I have no idea what to look for (fats are simple since it's in the news pounded into us daily) in relation to complex carbs and proteins, where they come from and how they affect us?

I would love to do some reading and be able to try and find out more.

Thanks
Joe


Google Glycemic Index and/or search Amazon books for Glycemic Index and you will get more information than you can read in a lifetime.
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