If your favorite breakfast beverage—other than coffee—is orange juice, you know that it’s not doing you any favors when it comes to sugar. One 8-oz. cup of OJ typically contains nearly one ounce (25 grams) of sugar—even though it contains the vitamins and minerals you find in produce. If you’re looking for any kind of fiber (soluble or insoluble) health benefits, you’re not getting much help from your OJ, which has virtually no fiber content. Apple juice is no better: 28 grams of carbohydrates (25 grams sugar) per 8-oz. serving, with no fiber.
There must be a better way—other than tomato juice, which adds tons of salt you don’t need. Better Juice Ltd., of Ashdod, Israel, has developed innovative technology to reduce the load of simple sugars in orange juice. This patent-pending enzymatic technology uses all-natural ingredients to convert monosaccharides and disaccharides (fructose, glucose and sucrose) into prebiotic and other nondigestible fibers and sugars while keeping the beverage’s juicy flavor.