Is Orange Juice fattening???
I have always been a big soft drink, koolaid, fruit juice type of person. I am trying to cut down on my weight so I have stopped the soft drinks and drastically reduced the fruit juice intake. I pretty much drink only water, and only use the OJ when I make my green smoothies or need to take some vitamin C powder (it's too sour to get down with water only).
Looking on the side of a carton of OJ, it often lists well over 20 grams of sugar and upwards of 150 calories. I have a feeling drinks were the major culprit in my weight gain, as several glasses of juice and coke a day could equal over 1000 calories with LOADS of sugar. With that much sugar, is OJ just as bad as Coke or koolaid? Is store bought OJ any better than sugar water? Does pasteurization ruin the nutritional value? Does fresh squeezed have any advantages over store bought?