Jake: Hey, I’m Jake of Body by Jake and here is your nutrition tip of the day. I’m here with Dr. P and this question, Dr. P., comes from Pam and she asked the question, is fruit juice the same as fruit?
Dr. P.: Well, they’re both born fruit. Right, and they’re both fruit, but one has had the fiber removed from it and maybe it’s even a concentrate.
So when you think fruits and you eat an orange, you’ve got a hundred calories of an orange in you with some fiber so it digests a little slower. And it slowly moves that energy pattern through you.
But a juice? Think about a glass of juice and squeezing your orange into that juice. Maybe you got like that much juice out of your orange.
There’s a hundred calories up. There’s 200 calories up. There’s more calories up. There’s 600 calories of juice.
Juice can be very caloric and it can react very rapidly in your system as an energy source, so it can give you energy really quick and then drop you. And you’re going, and it can take you. I always tell my patients, it’s always better to eat your food than drink it.
Fruits, fruit: it’s great. If you can’t get to a fruit…I understand the need for a juice, but it can be very caloric. It can be concentrated too, you’re better off always eating and drinking.
Jake: Love it, Dr. P.! Perfect as always!