Fruit juice and sweetened smoothies
Fruit juice and sweetened smoothies can be high in added sugars and should be consumed in moderation as part of a healthy diet. Even 100% fruit juice can be high in natural sugars, which can contribute to weight gain and other health problems if consumed excessively. Opting for whole fruits and vegetables, or blending fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables with low-sugar alternatives like water or unsweetened milk can provide a healthier alternative to sweetened options. Additionally, choosing juices or smoothies that are low in added sugars or sweetened with natural sweeteners like honey, agave nectar, or stevia can also help reduce added sugars in your diet.