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Fruit juice is acceptable as a sweetner in sauces or cooking or adding a small splash to your water to shake up the flavor. We STRONGLY discourage drinking a glass of straight up juice. If you want a serving of fruit, then eat the whole fruit.


From the Can I have guide:


Fruit Juice: Yes

Fruit juice is the only acceptable added sweetener on the Whole30. (We had to draw the line somewhere.) Use it to flavor sauces, soups, or entrees.

Tip: While drinking a glass of fruit juice may be technically compliant, we really wouldn’t recommend it, even if you juice it yourself. Juicing strips many of the nutrients out of the fruit, but still leaves all of the sugar. We’d much rather you just eat the fruit.



Think about adding a slice of lemon or lime juice to your water. You might also give infused water a try. During the summer, I sometimes make pitchers of strawberry-mint water. (Strawberry slices and torn mint leaves added to water and allowed to sit overnight in the fridge.) Some people also like cucumber slices in their water.

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I use (home brewed) iced tea (black or herbal, just make sure your teas are compliant), and naturally flavored, unsweetened club soda (like La Croix) to mix it up a bit.   But mostly, water and hot herbal teas for me.

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Dark Leafy greens (spinach, kale, chartd, etc) and squash (hubbard, butternut, acorn, zucchini) are higher in potassium than Bananas or Oranges. You don't need a glass of OJ for potassium.


Also fish, avocado, and mushroom are high in potassium, higher than orange juice.


Most of the foods you will eat on a whole foods diet are going to server you well for potassium. You'll be getting more than on a SAD diet by a long shot.

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