Is It Healthy To Drink A Plant-Based Juice Every Day?

Is It Healthy To Drink A Plant-Based Juice Every Day?

Juice. We all grew up drinking it! Most of us were introduced to these sugary drinks at a young age. Because of those little juice packets we had growing up, we have grown to associate them with being bad for us, but they could be healthy.

Right now, there are tons of plant-based juices in the market. This may make you wonder… Are they actually good for you? Can you drink them every day? What will happen if you drink a plant-based beverage every day? Let’s find out!

Sugar and calories in your vegan juices

little west orange juice

If you simply get the first juice you see in the supermarket, chances are you’re not picking the best one. A lot of juices out there have insane amounts of sugar - and that’s obviously bad. Getting too much sugar can develop certain health issues, but as long as you monitor your this, you should be absolutely fine!

You’ll also see juice cartons with labels that say that they have “less calories”. That’s not what you should be looking for. The best thing to look for in every bottle or carton of vegan juice is the ingredients list. You want nothing more than just the fruits in your juice. No artificial nasties like sweeteners, sugars, or preservatives. Fruits are already naturally sweet. Adding more sugar to the mix, in our opinion, would be overkill. Fruits and veggies are great as mother nature intended.

So, here are some great choices for plant-based juices. Little West’s Orange Juice is a bottle of all-natural, cold-pressed orange juice. Nothing more, nothing less… It’s just right.

Cadia also has a couple of vegan juices worth your attention. They have an Apple Spiced Cider and a Pear Juice that are both tasty and made from fresh-pressed fruits.

Plant-based juices vs actual fruits

Knudsen - Pineaple Coconut Juice, 32oz

Some studies have shown that there’s still no replacing actual fruit. Your plant-based beverages may be more concentrated. That means, if you don’t watch what you’re drinking, you may unknowingly gulp up three apples in one sitting, which is a heck load of sugar.

However, there’s also some great reasons why you should incorporate plant-based juice into your diet. Because juice, particularly cold-pressed juice, is much more concentrated than pure fruit and veg, you’re able to pack a whole lot of vitamins and nutrients into your diet. Many American’s simply don’t get enough nutrients from their diet alone, so this can be a great choice if you’re not getting enough of fruit and veggies.

Check out Little West’s Celery Juice. It’s not just celery, it’s also got lemon and pink Himalayan salt. There’s also the Gingersnap Juice that’s made with two kinds of apples (Fuji and Green apples), ginger, and lemon. Or go for the Go Big Juice - it’s made with beet, kale, carrot, apple, wheatgrass, lemon, and ginger.

Here’s another juice mix that has no sugar added - Knudsen’s Pineapple Coconut Juice. Taste a little sunshine with this tropical blend. Oh, one more thing about this vegan juice… It works great as a mixer!

Vegan juice fasting

Deep Detox Juice Cleanse Kit

Juice fasting is a well-known detox and diet regime. While this article won’t focus on the do’s and don’ts of juice fasting, this should help you out in selecting which juices you may want. Particularly if you want to juice but don’t have the time to make your own. 

If you’re watching your sugar intake, you may want to consider a juice detox that’s light on the fruit. Natural sugars exist in fruit juices and sometimes that may cause problems for diabetics. There are options you can get if you’re watching your sugar levels, though. If you’re considering a cleanse, this vegetable-based Deep Detox Juice by Little West is an excellent starting point.

If you’re looking for something a little more fruity, maybe Blue Monkey Tropical’s Sparkling Guava Juice is perfect for you. Guava is a fruit that’s often considered to have high protein content is, plus it’s sweet, delicious, yet not overbearing. What’s not to love?

If you’re looking for a balanced juice, Little West’s Gold'n Greens Juice is the perfect blend of fruits, veggies, spices, and even herbs. Aside from protein, this drink gives you potassium vitamin B, vitamin D, as well as iron.

There are also plenty more juice-cleansing kits to choose from. Check them out, here

Quick plant-based beverages

Mamma Chia’s Blueberry Pomegranate juice

One more reason why it’s good to drink vegan juice? It’s fruit and veggies that are right in front of you, waiting to be enjoyed. Sometimes, crops are just not in season. Should that stop you from enjoying them? Of course not! You shouldn’t have to skip on your daily dose of fruit and veggies just because it isn’t in season. One must always find a way - and this way, it’s quick.

Get your vitamins and minerals by having juice around the house - especially during winter! It’s always a logistical nightmare getting fresh produce in your home during this time. When they’re in a form of juice, it’s always easier to get them.

Speaking of something that’s rich in nutrients like calcium and iron, here’s Mamma Chia’s Blueberry Pomegranate juice.

Fruits and veggies have long been known to have immunity-boosting properties. That’s what Sunwink’s Immunity Berry juice brings to the table with the ever so tasty and nutrient-packed goji berry.

So. Is a daily plant-based juice actually good for you?

Put simply, yes. But there’s a lot that goes into that yes.

If you drink plant-based juice every day packed with fruit and veg, you're consuming a whole spectrum of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and beneficial plant compounds. These may even help fight against certain diseases, and supplementing with juices has even been shown to improve your bloods’ level of nutrients.

Drinking juice every day also means you stay hydrated - they’re roughly 85% water. There are some fruit juices like watermelon juice, cucumber juice, and coconut water that work better for hydration than the others, but they’re all good as long as they’re made with natural fruits and veggies.

Chugging water when you’re dehydrated can get tiresome - fast. Drinking plant-based beverages can be and is actually fun. Don’t make it too much of a chore. However, you do need to consider how much sugar you’re consuming. Drinking a plant-based juice can easily put you over your recommended daily sugar intake. Monitor this, so you don’t go too overboard with the natural sugars, as it’s very easily done.

As we bring this to a close, remember these. Check the ingredient list, watch the serving size, check the nutritional facts, and get the juice that you need!