Thursday, 08 July 2010
So for a while now, I have been cutting back majorly on soda. I had been thinking that soda is all artificial ingredients, so juice is obviously the better and healthier choice.
Somewhat recently, however, I saw a Chinese TV show; they were trying to compare the two beverages, and were having people guess which one is healthier for our bodies, and lower-calorie. Comparing 100% fruit juice vs soda, everyone guessed SODA!
And, apparently, they weren't completely wrong. Soda is not actually good for you, but in comparison to 100% juice, it could actually be a better choice. Why? Because natural juice is just "natural" sugar and water; like soda, it is full of calories and it does not fill you up.
“In fact, a 12-ounce bottle of grape soda has 159 calories. The same amount of unsweetened grape juice packs 228 calories.” http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/02/11/health/main673229.shtml
So now I guess I am cutting back on both soda and juice…and just sticking mostly with water, and maybe some milk.
What do YOU think - soda or juice?