Skip the Juice and Choose Fruit Instead!

Skip the Juice and Choose Fruit Instead

Tips

  • 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.

 

Fast Facts

  • 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)
Last Updated: 14/09/2017