Yesterday, a colleague at work tweeted a link about the perils of boxed orange juice. I knew these things previously and had stopped drinking juice entirely (except fresh squeezed) a year or two ago. But then I got kind of forgetful/ fat/ complacent and plead ignorance and started drinking prepared supermarket juice again. I was thankful to have a reminder of how sugar-laden and mediocre prepared juices really are.
These things happen. I have to constantly remind myself that these fluctuations in habit (and weight) are ok. For now, I’m off prepared juice again. Only freshly-squeezed from now on! Freshly-squeezed was the habitual norm in both France and Australia when I resided in those countries. It's an easy and delicious thing to get used to.
Oh, and water. Remember water?
Tip: when drinking freshly-squeezed juices, you must consume them within 20 minutes of extraction in order to derive all the nutrients and benefits before they start to oxidize and disappear.