Is allowed in the Paleo drink 100 ml of orange juice, grapefruit or some other fruit diluted in 900 ml of water?

Answered on December 28, 2013
Created December 28, 2013 at 9:28 AM

I drink mostly water but sometimes I like to squeeze a grapefruit or an orange and use its juice to flavor the water in the ratio 1 to 9. Do you think it can be compared to a real fruit juice? The calories and the amount of carbohydrates coconut water are lower then it should be ok or am I wrong? I apologize for the bad English but I am a foreigner.

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on December 28, 2013
at 05:59 PM

I'd worry less about what ancient cavemen were doing and focus on your goals. Are you happy with your physique or trying to lose weight? What's your total fructose intake like? If low, some fruit juice would not hurt anything, and the phytochemicals would likely be beneficial. I don't have a study to back this up, but many professionals suggest around 20g of fructose per day. The problem is that most people are WAY above that! I say - if the squeeze of fruit juice will encourage more water consumption, go for it!

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on December 28, 2013
at 04:09 PM

Your best bet with fruit is to eat it and not toss away the fiber. I doubt however that the small amount of juice you are consuming is going to hurt you since it is so diluted. Don't think that Paleo man was juicing fruits instead of just enjoying the whole thing.

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