Cranberry juice has always been known to be full of health benefits, but since the juice is not syn free in the slimming world, just how many syns does cranberry juice have?
Cranberry juice typically has 1 syn for a cup, but this can change according to the brand that you choose and how much sugar the juice has, still, this makes it an excellent choice for a low syn juice.
Down below, we've composed a short guide that will discuss whether or not cranberry is good for you on SW, some syn values, why juice has syns and low syn alternatives.
For just one syn a cup, Cranberry juice is a low syn SW friendly drink and is packed full of health benefits too.
Firstly, this juice only has 5g of sugar per glass, this can vary but is great in comparison to other high sugar juices, for a cup your also looking at between 20-30 calories.
Secondly, Cranberry juice is very high in vitamin C which gives your immune system a boost and helps fight infections. To keep syns even lower, you can find some brands which offer a light version of Cranberry juice, for example, Ocean sprays light cranberry juice only has 8 calories for 100ml while their regular version has 25 calories.
As we mentioned above, typically most Cranberry juice has similar syns, but they can vary slightly according to brands and how the juice is processed, we've listed some syn values below to compare.
Since juice typically comes from fruit and veg which is mostly syn free in the slimming world, you might be confused as to why your juice has syns on the plan?
Well, juice has syns due to the sugar inside, since this contains no pulp and fruit, this also makes the fruit less filling due to the lack of fibre, which is why SW does not regard it to be syn free.
Processed supermarket juice in particular always has added sugar in addition to fruit to make it taste better, so you should always be wary when choosing your juice from the supermarket.
If you find cranberry juice to be too high in syns or you simply want to stock up on some different low syn juices, we've got you covered with some low syn alternatives below.
Overall, Cranberry juice is low in syns and great fruit juice to pick if you are looking to save some syns, with most having only up to 1.5 syns for a cup, it's also full of health benefits for your immune system.
We would always suggest checking the sugar levels of your juice since some might have added sugar to make them taste better through processing, Cranberry juice is also available in light versions if you want to save even more syns.