Before you sip, check out how these eight juices stack up healthwise

Juice: Apple
Calories (8-Ounce Serving): 117
Drink It For: Polyphenols (antioxidants thought to fight cancer), potassium, iron; many are fortified with vitamin C.
Keep in Mind: Apple juice tastes great, but you won’t get as many nutrients from it as from a whole apple, since much of the good stuff is in the skin.

Juice: Cranberry
Calories (8-Ounce Serving): 116
Drink It For: Vitamin C, antioxidants, heart-healthy flavonoids, antibacterial properties.
Keep in Mind: Cranberries are tart, so most juices contain added sugar. Choose "no added sugar" to avoid extra calories.

Juice: Grape (Red)
Calories (8-Ounce Serving): 154
Drink It For: Resveratrol (a compound in red grape skins that may fight cancer), vitamin C, potassium.
Keep in Mind: Red may be a better option than white because of the resveratrol in the skins.

Juice: Grapefruit
Calories (8-Ounce Serving): 96
Drink It For: Vitamin C, potassium, lycopene (an antioxidant), beta-carotene.
Keep in Mind: Grapefruit juice can interact with some medications, making them last longer in the bloodstream. Check your prescriptions and talk with your doctor to be on the safe side.

Juice: Orange
Calories (8-Ounce Serving): 110
Drink It For: Vitamin C, potassium, folate.
Keep in Mind: Fortified orange juice comes with added calcium, vitamin D, and even heart-healthy omega-3s.

Juice: Pineapple
Calories (8-Ounce Serving): 133
Drink It For: Vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B6.
Keep in Mind: Freshly squeezed pineapple juice often contains bromelain, an enzyme found in the whole fruit that may aid digestion and reduce inflammation.

Juice: Pomegranate
Calories (8-Ounce Serving): 160
Drink It For: Antioxidants, ellagic acid (which may block reproduction of cancer cells), vitamin C, potassium.
Keep in Mind: Pomegranate juice often comes in blends with other antioxidant-rich powerhouses, such as blueberry and a├žai.

Juice: Tomato
Calories (8-Ounce Serving): 53
Drink It For: Potassium, lycopene, vitamin C, beta-carotene.
Keep in Mind: Tomato juice and tomato-juice blends, like V8, can be high in sodium. If you’re watching your blood pressure, look for a low-sodium version with less than 480 milligrams per serving.

Tip: Buy products labeled "100 percent juice," not "juice drink" or "juice cocktail." The latter can contain little juice and a lot of added sugar.

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