Dr Oz: Orange Juice Buying Guide
Dr. Oz’s show on “Is Orange Juice Healthy For You?” actually revealed some shocking news! After finding out that Dr Oz approved of certain types of store-bought orange juice, he wanted to be sure to share a few important details before your next grocery visit. Mark Schatzker returned with his orange juice buying guide. First, Mark compared frozen orange juice and the carton varieties. Which kind of orange juice is healthiest? Then Dr. Oz discussed 50 calorie orange juice, or half the calorie O.J. Plus, Dr. Oz even gave a genius trick to Make Your Own Orange Juice for just 60 cents that you don’t want to miss, on the next page…
Dr Oz: Frozen Concentrate Orange Juice VS Carton Orange Juice
In terms of price, frozen concentrate is cheaper, with carton juices tending to be twice as expensive. But in terms of nutrition, according to the FDA, there’s no difference. Frozen concentrate may even have a little more vitamin C. But what about flavor? Dr Oz brought in three orange juice lovers to do a taste test. All three chose carton orange juice. Mark personally thinks the best orange juice is fresh-squeezed, but to get a glass of that, you’re going to need a whole lot of oranges!
Dr Oz: 50 Calorie Orange Juice (1/2 the Calories!)
If you’ve been avoiding orange juice out of fear of gaining weight, could low-calorie orange juices be an option for you? Mark compared regular carton orange juice with the 50-calorie orange juice an found that regular orange juice typically has 22 grams of sugar, while the 50-calorie variety has just 10 grams. Regular orange juice also usually has 110 calories per serving, compared to the 50 per serving for the low-calorie varieties. But when you loo at the ingredient list, you’ll see that 50-calorie orange juice contains stevia leaf extract which is a no-calorie sweetener. Additionally, the first ingredient on the list is filtered water!
Dr Oz: Half the Calories Orange Juice
Dr Oz tasted three different orange juices to see if he could tell which was the low-calorie orange juice. The other two glasses contained regular orange juice and watered down orange juice. Dr Oz correctly guessed the low-calorie orange juice because it tasted so much sweeter.
Dr Oz: 50% Fewer Calories Orange Juice
Dr Oz’s final word on the matter was that you don’t have to swear off orange juice, just try limiting how much you drink and when you do drink it, go ahead and cut it with some water or seltzer. You could always make your orange orange juice! Find out how on the next page…
Dr Oz: Make Your Own Orange Juice Recipe
To make your own orange juice, you only need an orange, water, and a blender, then follow the steps below:
- Peel an orange
- Leave the white skin on (it’s full of fiber!)
- Pour one cup of water into a blender
- Squeeze the juice of the orange into the blender, then add the fruit pieces
- Blend until smooth
- Pour and enjoy