2. Fruit Juice
While fruit is your best option for sweetness, drinking it in the form of juice just isn’t healthy. That’s because juice has all the sugar in fruit but none of the fiber. The sugar is also more concentrated in juice than you’d find in the whole fruit. The result of drinking juice is a skyrocketing blood sugar level.
Fruit juice also doesn’t tend to make you feel as full as whole fruit does (fiber plays a huge role in satiety). That can lead to overeating, or simply forgetting about those sugary calories when you plan your next meal. To enjoy fruit flavor without overdoing the sugar, try sparkling water with just a splash of juice added.