Juice Up, Naturally

Diabetes, Diabetes Type 2, Nutrition
on February 19, 2008

Sugary juices and sodas may give you a quick jolt, but the drinks are also linked to an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study. There’s no reason to ban all delicious beverages from your life, though. Make your own fruit-infused water (also called aqua fresca) with this simple recipe: In a blender, puree 2-3 cups of your favorite fruit (melons, nectarines or citrus fruits such as oranges work well). Strain the puree and discard the pulp. Mix in 2 cups of cold water and refrigerate. The mixture will keep for up to five days.