Juicing is becoming so popular these days, and for good reason — it’s good for you! But with that popularity, also comes some tricky situations you’ll need to learn to navigate, especially if you’re going to be buying your juices at the store. So keep in mind, it’s generally better to make your own green juice. In this video, I’ll talk about juicing and what to look for when buying green juice from the stores.
My goal is to teach 1 million people how to live a Clean & Colorful lifestyle. It is the one program that I feel anybody can do and everybody who does will in fact look better, feel better, naturally have more energy, reduce disease and probably even lose some weight. And it’s just 4 simple things to do every day. I call these the 4 Universal Diet Truths…
The Clean & Colorful Solution:
- Eat more whole food and less processed food.
- Eat all 5 colors every day.
- Have a juice/smoothie every day.
- Exercise 21+ minutes every day.
This video helps with the 3rd universal diet truth which requires the most education because it is the easiest one to do wrong.
First off, I totally get it that not everybody is going to make their juices, it’s a tricky process and there are some legit barriers to it:
- It is expensive. It requires equipment to make the juice and you need to buy a lot of produce to use.
- It is time consuming.
- It is messy.
- The juice can have a rough flavor.
Store Bought Green Juices
So if you’re not going to make your own juices, an option is to buy them at the store. It sounds ironic that a green juice can make you fat, right? I mean, it’s just a bunch of spinach and green veggies? Not true, because if it was it couldn’t make you fat. There are a lot of mainstream brands creating these grab and go juices that are reasonably priced but they want their juices to taste good so they can be packed with sugar so they taste good.
Is your green juice good for you or a sugar bomb?
If you are going to buy a green juice from the store, there are two things you need to look for:
- Look at the nutrition label and see how much sugar is in it. You want there to be less than 20g of sugar and for the first few ingredients to actually be vegetables, not fruit. Some juices are 60+ g sugar which your body will turn it into energy and store the rest as fat. This will not make you skinny.
- Look at the serving size. If there are 31g of sugar in the green juice and it recommends two servings, then there will be 62g of sugar in the green juice you will be drinking. And that’s how your green juice can be making you fat.
Compare that with Coca-cola which has 41g of sugar per 16 ounces. If your store-bought green juice has more sugar then put it back and keep looking until you find one that has less than 20g of sugar which will not make you fat. You’ll get all the fiber-chemical benefits that come with juicing, you won’t get the sugar spike, you won’t get insulin release and it won’t be stored as fat.
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