The juice illusion: What's in your juice? [Infographic]


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The occasional juice can be a great way to get some of your daily essential vitamins and minerals, but don't be fooled into thinking it's the equivalent of chowing down on whole fruits and vegetables. Physicians and registered dietitians at the renowned Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami, Fla., illustrate the facts about fruit, juice, weight loss and your health in this infographic.

The lesson here: Everything in moderation. Don't substitute juices for a balanced diet of whole foods. If you want to give the juicing craze a try, be sure to use plenty of vegetables and keep the fruit to a minimum so you don't go overboard with the sugar. And opt for the 100% juices — or juice at home! — to avoid the added sugar and additives manufacturers typically include in their products.