Stretching the dollar… with water

September 1, 2009 —

Did you know you can double the value of your fruit juice drinks simply by adding water? I found there is way too much sugar in a standard serving for fruit drinks like V8 Fusion or even Tropicana’s OJ. So if you want the juice to last a little longer or you want to drink more before hitting your daily value of sugar, dilute the drinks yourself by adding  a quarter’s worth of your juice serving with water.

Then, if you can handle it, kick it up a notch with a little more water  and over time you’ll get use to the taste but will still enjoy the flavor. It’s almost like converting from whole milk to skim milk. You wouldn’t believe how sweet the drinks are until you’ve weaned off of it.

How do you stretch your dollar?


Tea Nguyen is a dual degree D.P.M./M.P.H. student at DMU. She was born in Utah but raised in California and left the great state to be at one of the best podiatry school in the country.

She has aspirations in international medical service trips and hopes to hit several continents during this lifetime. Traveling is also on the top of her to-do list and she often reminisces about her prior travels to Italy, France and Greece. She also enjoys eating adventures with her boyfriend Paul and is a major food-snacker. It is not uncommon to find her lapsed in a food coma in the middle of her studies.