Saturday, May 22, 2010
What do You Think About Juice?
Around here we just don't keep juice in the house. Don't get me wrong, the kids love it. I just don't get it. No real reason besides the fact that they don't miss it if it's not here. They love it at other people's house though we've discovered that Abby totally gets the runs when she drinks it. I mean it's BAD.
But I was wondering if it might be a good way to sneak in a fruit. I mostly found out that most juice is junk. High in calories and sugar, usually not enough of a fruit benefit to really benefit. I think I've found that they are more bad than good. And my whole quest here is to find stuff that is more good than bad. I'm certainly no angel. For real.
I think I have found a juice that is more good than bad. It's made by Mott's, the apple sauce folks. The one I got is called Mott's Medley in the tropical flavor. I actually thought it might be good with a little rum. For me, not the kidlets. :)
It includes 2 servings of fruits and veggies. First ingredients being water, apple, grape, and carrot juice. Mostly recognizable ingredients. It's still got 140 calories and 29 grams of sugar. So it's kind of a tough call. But for right now, since I am aiming to make improvements (and I'm trying to up the fruits and veggies around here), I'm going to take the sugar down for the produce benefit. I don't even know if that's the right answer. What do you think?
Posted by BethCupitt at 5:04 AM