Fruit Juice & Diabetes
E-mails to Christine (GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director)
Christine is a Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
E-mail your questions to Christine at: nutrition@GlucoMenu.com
Q. I am not a great water drinker and tend to go for the juices. Frozen
orange juice and canned apple juice are two of my choices. Is frozen
orange juice considered sugar free?
A. Fruit juices are definitely NOT sugar free. Juice tends to be one of
the quickest ways to increase blood sugar.
Instead of juices, you might look at sugar free drink mixes containing
little or no calorie (Crystal Light, Sugar Free Kool-Aid, Diet Soda, etc.). Limit beverages with
caffeine as these actually deplete the body of water.
Visit the Food Picker link on GlucoMenu® for
an analysis of several popular beverages (as well as thousands of foods).
Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian &
Certified Diabetes Educator