Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Is Fruit Juice Just as Bad as Sugary Drinks?


Fruit juice 'as bad' as sugary drinks, say researchers




Is juice worse for you than soda? Researchers have stated that drinking fresh juice is almost equivalent to drinking a soda. There is this misconception that fruit juice is healthy. In reality, by consuming fruit juice you are more susceptible to acquiring diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, high blood pressure, fatty liver disease, and obesity. Juice contains just as much sugar and calories, if not more, as soda. People need to acknowledge that excessive consumption of soda and juices must be limited, if not eliminated altogether. Receive your nutrients from eating wholesome, fresh fruit instead. Overall, in society, the healthiest method is to hydrate with water.


17 comments:

  1. I thought it was kind of shocking to find that fresh fruit juice is equivalent to soda. Isn't drinking fresh juice the same as eating a fresh fruit? I personally drink soda very often. Although I know it's unhealthy, I feel like drinking soda once in a while is fine. It would be really hard trying to limit how much sugary drinks people have, and almost impossible to eliminate it...

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  2. The juices from the containers are the unhealthy juices because they are processed and concentrated. These are juices to avoid. They do not simply contain the pure fruit. But it is fine to actually juice real fruits like in the movie from class.

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  3. It was interesting to learn about this misconception of fruit juices. I always thought that having juice instead of a soda was the healthiest option. However this article stated that in reality juices are so concentrated and processed that your sugar intake is even higher than some sodas. I think more people should be made aware of this idea, and it should be monitored so we can reduce a lot of things that come from a high intake of sugar, like heart disease.

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  4. I didn't know that fruit juices are the same as having sodas. Usually when I drink fruit juices, I feel like I'm having a lot of sugar and it tastes really sweet. I don't know if there are differences between organic fruit juices and regular fruit juices! Fruit juice is the same as soda, so I usually try to drink water. I also wanted to know about organic fruit juices.

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  5. I found this very interesting since I drink fruit juice with my breakfast. I always thought that fruit juice was healthy since it had fruit in it. However, it has the same amount of sugar as soda. So If everything we consume has sugar in it, water is the best choice of beverage.

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  6. This article attempts to convince you that fruit juice is just as bad as soda, but I disagree. Fruit juice contains nutrients that your body needs. All the sugar in the juice is natural while soda contains added sugar which is processed. The nutrients in fruit outweigh the amount of sugar that it contains. On the other hand, soda only has disadvantages.

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  7. I think it really depends on the fruit juice you go for. A lot of them are really unhealthy, but not because of the fruit. It's all the other stuff manufacturers put in there to make it more appealing that is detrimental to your health. You just have to find the right juices and check to see if there's any unnatural sweeteners or sugars added, and try to find the ones that aren't from concentrate. Fruit juice in itself isn't unhealthy, it's what can be done to it that is. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for sodas.

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  8. I have heard many things when it comes to fruit juices but I am shocked that there is a possibility that it can be worse than soda. I believe that soda is and will always be one of the worst liquids to drink because of the stuff that they put in, sugar for instance. In soda, I belive that there can be up to 35 grams of sugar in 1 can, but possibly more which I find remarkable but I guess orange juice and other juices can have the same amount. WOW!!!

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  9. I knew that fruit juice contains sugar but isn't there such a thing as good sugar? And as prof. Sattar explained I think it is very important that we drink fruit juice in moderate amount as to make sure we don't consume to many kcal's and sugar. I also found it interesting that almost 50%of the general public underestimated the amout of sugar in fruit juice.

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  10. I was surprised to hear about the sugar equivalency in juice compared to soda. I agree with Emma about how the health factor is based off of the type and process of the juice. The purest and simplest form that it's in the better. The factor that makes juice unhealthy is the additions that come after the actual fruit.

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  11. It is a little shocking to hear that juice can almost as worst as a coka cola for example. and that fruit juice is really not as healthy as a whole fruit by itself. But because of this it really is a shocker to know that even fruit which can be healthy can be worse than a very unhealthy soda.

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  12. I am not surprised that fruit juice is almost as health hazardous as soda. Does it depend on the brand of juice? Are there companies that make "healthy" juice? Would it be healthier to make your own juice? I restrict myself from excessive sugary drinks and I have found this to be very satisfying. I decided about a year ago not to drink soda, and it was very hard at first, but I no longer have that crave for soda when I go to a restaraunt or store. Also, the only time I drink juice is in the morning, and I typically drink about a cup. I think that it is ok to have small portions of soda or fruit juice.

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  13. That's defiantly a little surprising that drinking a glass of orange juice in the morning is the same as basically drinking a can of soda. It makes me really think about what I'm really putting into my body and makes me want to just stop drinking it all together. I think there are a lot more healthier options out there then juice.

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  14. I don't think fruit juice is just as bad as soda - at least not natural juice. Processed juice from containers and bottles often contain more sugar and artificial flavoring to improve its taste. Natural juice contain fewer harmful chemicals and has more nutrients that can benefit your body.

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  15. Fruit juice is definitely not as bad as soda I believe. The reason is because usually the juices have some type of vitamin in them. Juice has a lot of sugar ,but soda has lot more.

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  16. Fruit juice is better than soda but they both use more sugar then needed. I personally don't drink soda because I don't like how it depletes your health.

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