Choosing healthy food is a challenge. Not because unhealthy food tastes so good, but because some things that seem healthy may not be. As I’ve said many times before in this blog, writers such as Gary Taubes have exposed the lack of proven research to demonstrate the healthiest aspects of diet. Gary Taube’s Good Calories, Bad Calories is probably the most enlightening book on this topic.
Among the latest trends that are of questionable value is the explosion of juice bars across the country. Although juicing vegetables and grasses can be healthy, if that flavor appeals to you, more often people are ordering highly caloric and highly sugary juices that are more harmful to your health that you realize. Yes….fruit is healthy, but removing the pulp, skin, and other nutrients and just drinking the juice, can be no better than drinking soda pop.
This recent article in the Washington Post exposes the concern and has some good insights on the topic. Read >>>>HERE<<<< and reconsider before you splurge on that tasty fruit juice at your local juice shop.