February Nutrition Tip - Week 1 - Are you Interested in Juicing?
There’s a lot of hype about the health benefits of cold-pressed juices, but the problem with juicing that not everyone knows is the amount of sugar in them. A typical 12oz juice from Jamba juice contains 35g of sugar. A can of Coke contains 39g. Yes, they are both natural sugars, but your body will convert most of this sugar into fat and if you're sedentary, it'll convert almost all of it into fat! A good tip is to stick with the whole fruit over juices. This will decrease the amount of extra sugar you will intake while still providing all the health benefits. You're best juicing bet is to make your own smoothie at home. That way you have a better idea of just how much sugar you're taking in!
Here's a great green smoothie recipe that's sure to hit you right in the taste buds!
1-2 Cups baby spinach (you won't even taste it!)
1/2 - 1 Cup of frozen fruit of your choice
1 tsp of flax seeds
1 tsp of hemp seeds
1/2 Cup almond milk (or water)
1-2 Tablespoon almond butter