Saturday, December 12, 2015

How To Figure Out Calories When Juicing

I enjoy juicing, and I often like to replace at least one meal per day with a glass of juice.  For example one of my favorite juices is a lb of carrots and 1 large apple.
  • So the first thing you would do is to list the ingredients you plan to use in your juice.
I plan to use:

16 oz of carrots
1 large apple

  • Make note of the calories and fiber grams for each item:
Carrots (16 oz) has 186 calories and 12.7 grams. (Per CalorieKing)
Apple (large) has 120 calories and 5.5 fiber grams.

* This is if you are using a juice extractor. Juice extractors pull out the fiber-filled pulp.  A citrus juicer does not remove the pulp.
  • Now multiply the fiber grams by 4
  • Why? Because each gram of fiber has 4 calories in it. 
Carrots 12.7 x 4 = 50.8
Apple 5.5 x 4 = 22
  • Now you subtract the above numbers from the total calorie count.
Carrots 186 - 80.8 = 105 (rounded off)
Apple 120 - 22 = 98
  • Now if I add these two together, it will tell me how many calories are in my freshly squeezed juice.
105 + 98 = 203 calories!

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