Skip the Juice and Choose Fruit Instead!
- Keep whole fruit on hand, such as apples, oranges, bananas or pears, that are easy to grab when you’re in a rush or on the go
- Buy fruit in bulk to save costs, such as bags of apples
- Enjoy dried fruit like raisins, apricots, and prunes, but try to keep it to once a week
- Choose water when you’re thirsty – have a filled reusable water bottle close by throughout the day
- Offer fruit at meetings if food is being served
- Buy frozen fruit to help save money and time and add to cereal, smoothies, pancakes, or enjoy as a snack all on its own.
- Drinking juice is not as filling as eating the whole fruit. 125 mL (½ cup) of apple/orange juice has similar amounts of calories and sugar as 1½ - 2 oranges or apples. This makes it much easier to over consume juice than to over-eat fruit. (Reference: BrightBites)
- Unsweetened 100% fruit juice has some of the nutrients, such as vitamin C, potassium and B vitamins, found in the whole fruit; however, fruit juice lacks the fibre found in whole fruit. Fruit juice is considered a source of free sugar even when unsweetened. (Reference: BrightBites)