Both fruit and unsweetened fruit juices offer nutritional benefits – and heck, they both taste good! But what if you are trying to lose or maintain weight?
Let’s take a look to see how an 8-ounce glass of juice stacks up to a piece of fresh fruit. 8 ounces of orange juice is 110 calories, while one large orange is around 80 calories. While they both contain %100 of your daily needs for vitamin C, the fruit has fiber and the juice is a little more vitamin-heavy, since many juices are fortified.
So how do you choose between juice or fruit? Easy, have the one you prefer within calorie limits! Just mix 4 ounces of orange juice with a little sparkling water or enjoy a large ripe orange. Other juices like apple, grape, and mango range between 110 to 160 per 8-ounce glass so just remember to measure it, taking a peek at the calorie count.