Juice Bars when Pregnant or TTC

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When pregnant or TTC, unsolicited advice about nutrition is all over the place. Some are outdated, some have no basis (I'm looking at you, pineapple core and Brazil nuts!) and some are actually great advice!  I was recently interviewed about juice bars and how they are popping up everywhere with lots of promises.

Juice bars can offer some great choices, but especially when a women is pregnant or TTC, I generally recommend choosing fruit over juice. In the article, I was quoted saying: “Whole fruit is often a better choice than juice because the whole fruit contains fiber and sometimes some nutrients that the juice doesn't offer,” she tells SheKnows. “Some people theorize that drinking the juice versus eating the fruit allows the nutrients to be better absorbed by the body, but as a registered dietitian, I always recommend eating fruit versus drinking the juice.”

Pay attention to labels

Manaker points out that another risk of consuming juice is drinking something that is “raw” or “unpasteurized.” 

“If somebody is at risk (for example, pregnant), they should only be drinking pasteurized juice to avoid exposure to harmful bacteria or other pathogens that may inadvertently be in the juice,” she says. 

Check out the whole article here:  https://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/1140343/how-healthy-is-juice-bar-at-gym