Cranberry juice is known for being full of vitamin C and other minerals like potassium that are good for you. But just how many calories are in cranberry juice? It really depends on what kind. There are a wide variety of cranberry juices; all natural, sugar free, 10% juice, and so on.
Bottled cranberry juice cocktail is a popular form of cranberry juice that is consumed by million of people. The average cranberry juice cocktail has 145 calories in one cup (8 ounces). It also has 37 grams of carbs and 35 grams of sugar.
The calories and sugar in cranberry juice cocktail can add up quickly. Just two 8 ounce glasses in a day can add up to nearly 300 calories. That’s like eating an entire meal for some people. And the sugar is not good for you either. It can affect your blood sugar levels and end up making it difficult for your body to lose fat. Many times the sugar is converted to stored body fat unless it is burned off.
Unsweetened cranberry juice has about the same amount of calories, but without the 35 grams of sugar. It has the same amount of carbohydrates. Although many people think cranberry juice is extremely healthy there are definite things to watch out for.
Juice has come under fire lately because of the sugar and empty calories – cranberry juice is not immune to this valid criticism. It should be enjoyed in moderation.