Dieting? Trust us, the best beverage for your calorie budget is water. Liquid calories simply aren't worth your while, because they do nothing to fill you up -- the ultimate example of "empty calories". For example, an eight-ounce glass of apple juice is 114 calories, and it takes at least four apples, at 95 calories each, to extract that much liquid. If you like the taste of apples, you're much better off eating the fruit.
Can't imagine breakfast without orange juice? Just four ounces is 60 calories, about the same as eating an orange. But unless it's fresh-squeezed, the juice also could contain additives and preservatives, and four ounces won't be enough to last you through your whole meal. The orange, though, will last longer and offer more taste satisfaction.
The one exception to the juice rule is vegetable juice: It may actually help you lose weight, according to a study at Baylor College of Medicine. When researchersRead More »from Why You Need to Trade Your Fruit Juice for Veggie Juice