The Benefit of Consuming Light Juices

Diabetes blood sugar control may limit an individual’s intake of fruit juices, so try drinking light juice to replace regular juice and cut the carbohydrate grams in half or more. By adding water to natural fruit juice, manufacturers are able to reduce the amount of fruit sugar, which means fewer carbohydrates per serving. One 4 oz. glass of regular juice will provide 60 calories and 15 grams of carbohydrates, while one 8 oz. glass of light juice will provide only 15 calories and 3 grams of carbohydrate. This is double the ounces of juice and 75% less calories and carbohydrates!

Try this Lightened Fruit Salad:

Makes: 6 Servings
Each Serving: One Fruit, 60 Calories and 15 Grams of Carbohydrates.

Ingredients:

  • 1 C Strawberries, quartered
  • 1 C Cherries
  • ½ C Blueberries
  • ½ Red Apple, chopped
  • 1/2 Peach, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Kiwi, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 C Light Orange Juice

Instructions:

  • Mix all of the fruit together in a large bowl.
  • Add the lemon and orange juices; stir gently to mix into the fruit well.