Juicy Juice has a variety of 100 percent juice products, available in several flavors including apple, berry, cherry, kiwi strawberry, strawberry banana, tropical and mango. While Juicy Juice is nutritious, it does not provide all the benefits of whole fruit in terms of complex carbohydrates in the form of fiber.
Juicy Juice fruit juices vary in terms of caloric content when it comes to the container; a 4.23-oz. box contains is about 60 calories, while a 10-oz. bottle contains about 140. These calorie amounts also vary depending on the flavor. One 248-ml. can of sparkling juice contains 90 calories. While 1 box or can of juice may not put you over your calorie limit, limit your consumption of juice, as the calories it contains will not leave you satisfied for long. Juicy Juice may be a healthy choice in terms of calories if consumed in moderation.
All of Juicy Juice's products are completely fat free, which helps to keep the caloric content under control. Fat contains more calories per gram than protein or carbohydrate, so adding fat adds calories. Juicy Juice may be a healthier option in this regard to some other beverages with added fat, such as smoothies made with ice cream or yogurt. Whole fruit is also generally low in fat or fat free, so it's an even healthier option than Juicy Juice.
Juicy Juice fruit juices and sparkling fruit beverages contain a fair amount of carbohydrate, ranging from 15 g in a 4.23-oz. box to 35 g in a 10-oz. bottle. The majority of this carbohydrate is found in the form of sugars. Juicy Juice does not contain any fiber. To keep you caloric intake under control, emphasize complex carbohydrates, such as fiber, instead of simple carbohydrates in the form of sugar.
Vitamins and Minerals
All of Juicy Juice's beverages contain over 100 percent of the daily value for vitamin C. They also contain some potassium, ranging from 5 to 9 percent of the daily value. Vitamin C works as an antioxidant in the body, while potassium is needed for muscle contraction. These nutrients are also found in many whole fruits, which contain other vitamins and minerals as well. While Juicy Juice does provide some nutrients, other food choices may be healthier options.
- Juicy Juice: Fruit Juice
- Juicy Juice: Sparkling Fruit Juice Beverage
- MayoClinic.com; Fat Grams, Calories or Percentages: Which are More Important?; Katherine Zeratsky; March 2009
- MayoClinic.com; Dietary Fiber: Essential for a Healthy Diet; Mayo Clinic Staff; November 2009
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Vitamins and Minerals; February 2011
- University of Maryland Medical Center; Potassium; May 2009