Real fruit or fruit juices?

Philippines
November 30, 2009 11:12pm CST
There are so many different fruit juices that's available in all grocery stores. Sometimes when I go on shopping I buy some, just like buying fresh milk. But someone has told me that even those fruit juices with good label content is not as good as real fruit juices. Yeah, I agree to her. However I'm used to it. How about you, when it comes to fruit juices, how often do you choose fruit real fruit than fruit juices? When it comes to you kids, do you always give them fruit juices, or real fruit juices?
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16 responses
@dagma09 (90)
• Philippines
2 Dec 09
real and fresh fruits are much better that those tetra pack juices... the real one have the vitamins that needed by our body!!!! fruit juices undergone food processing that makes the vitamin content escapes...
• Philippines
2 Dec 09
Yeah, you're right, fruit juices vitamin content are lesser compared to real fruit juices. What makes it good is we can have it anytime we want. Anyway thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day!
@checkmail (2042)
• India
2 Dec 09
Hello careguarden this is checkmail and often do shop for some fresh fruits, and also like to have them, they are delicious and juicy in taste, and also good for our health.Well am not fond of juices as much as of bitting fruits, yeah have juices only if have hurry or some dental pro, or sick when chewing isn't good for our health.Yeah had gone through such packed juices in the stores but didn't convinced me much and am regular to buy the fresh fruits avail in market that too in affordable prices if possible.Mostly i make mine fruit juices from real fruits only.
• Philippines
2 Dec 09
Yeah, real fruit juices still the best. However it takes time to prepare a real fruit juice, as you need to blend it for a minute. At home, since I'm quite busy and sometimes I often get out of stock for fresh fruit on my fridge, and I often have fruit juices left. So it's better choice than nothing at all. Anyway thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day!
@mtvmtv (600)
• India
1 Dec 09
Hi, Of course,i will prefer fresh fruits rather than the fruit juice.Because it is proved that in the skin of many fruits there exist certain nutritious elements.And mainly fibers which is very essential for prevention of constipation.But when having lack of time i would do with the juices even.
• Philippines
1 Dec 09
Yeah, real fruits juices contains all the nutrients that's on the fruits. Though in fruit juices it has the same, although it was added some preservatives and sugar as well, that makes the difference. Anyway thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day!
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 09
I usually drink pure fruit juices like pink grapefruit juice. I sometimes drink cranberry juice but not often because it is mostly sugar plus water. It only contains 25% cranberry juice. I love to drink pure fruit smoothies. My oldest son likes to drink pure grape juice. My toddler son likes to drink soy drink and he sometimes likes water. My baby daughter likes to drink formula soy drink. When buying drinks it is worth looking at the label to see how much sugar and if the drink has any coloring. I avoid drinks that aren't natural and pure.
• Canada
2 Dec 09
I do because then i would actually know what i am consuming. Some of these companies add preservatives and no one really knows the effects they have on the human body. Sometimes they are allowed not to state EVERYTHING they put inside. so i stick it safe and just eat a piece of fruit.
• United Kingdom
1 Dec 09
I definitely favour the fruit juice option as I'm not that good when it comes to eating fruit. I think that if your don't eat fruit then you should definitely be drinking some kind of fruit juice as this gives you the same kind of nutrition as eating fruit. I think that some juices are higher in quality than others. I guess you get what you pay for! I would like to return to eating fruit on a regular basis though as I'm pretty sure I'm missing out on good nutrition! Andrew
@ikazrima (40)
• Malaysia
1 Dec 09
Both of them. Okay... so you want me to pick one? Then I'll say real fruit juice. I always make my own juice if the fruit is there, or I just eat them as it is so I won't waste any part of the fruit. If I don't have any fruits stored up in the freezer or just plain lazy, well I'll just have to go with packed ones from the grocery store. Though, packed juice shouldn't be consumed everyday as we can't really confirm its freshness, but I always trust Peel Fresh to be, well, fresh. haha. I don't have any kids as I'm not married, but I'll be sure to always give them real fruit juices, rather than the, er..., 'unreal' fruit juices.
@raj_ka (431)
• India
1 Dec 09
hi, Real fruit juice and fruits if taken directly are best than the juices available in grocery stores. REcently i experienced one juice made of vegetables like carrot,beetroot and some other such vegetables,after drinking it i couldnt eat anything as my stomach was fully upset and the taste was so horrible that i couldnt take anything after drinking it. Actually the juice tasted something like gas drink and sweet and sour combination. I have decided further not to buy any juices like these though previous i havent experienced any problem with packed juices.
@Lucky09 (1771)
• Philippines
1 Dec 09
hi careguarden^^;; i like both, fruits and fruit juices when it is directly squeezed or crushed from fruits and then served at once unlike on your description that it is packed and manufactured. it is maybe convenient and when those juices are not easily found fresh and ready to squeeze then i will buy, like raspberry to be juiced which is not always available in our market. when choosing those, fresh ones first before the packed ones no matter how it says on the pack/container that it is 100% blah blah juice.
@crazybubu (230)
• India
1 Dec 09
Hey whatever your friend has said thats very true.When fruit juices are synthesized from the fruits,many chemicals go into it thereby reducing the nutritional value but making the juice more tasty.So fruit juices are always not as nutritionally rich as the real juices are.But no one really cares about all this and we just buy the juice and drink. Who will take the pains of crushing the fruit and squeezing the juice all by yourself.
@lalyn19 (18)
• Philippines
1 Dec 09
Real fruit is better. It's fresh and has more nutrients. Although fruits juices are easily available at grocery stores I preferred the real one. You can feel that you're eating the real fruit. Compared to fruit juices that has added preservatives to prolong the freshness. Its more enjoyable and satisfaction is guaranteed especially when your on a diet.
• India
1 Dec 09
yeah they all consist of chemicals and essence which is not good for health. well some times i drank some fruit juices too out of thirst and compulsion from friends.well kids should be handled with care and we should not allow then to drink more of artificial fruit juices.
• Romania
1 Dec 09
sicerly i prefer fresh fruit juice...done home by myself...i think is as natural as posible and more easy to consume... :)
@marguicha (100307)
• Chile
1 Dec 09
I just read that bought fruit juices are no good. The manufacturer has to heat them to put them in cans or jars and many vitamins are lost. The best way is to make your own fruit juice. A blender is enough for most of the fruits.
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
1 Dec 09
some fruit juice is packed with sugar, the lite or natural juice is not, take an apple for instance, you'll get x-tra vitamins by eating the skin,i myself drink juice but i stick with v-8 fusion lite 10mg sugar compared to 30 plus in some of the others,consider that each mg is 1 spoonful of sugar to work off, thats why when on a diet they say to stay away from oranges because of sugar content. simply fresh brand has excellent juices they're in the orange juice section of supermarkets.
@Hazelrose (2185)
• Philippines
1 Dec 09
Hi careguarden,I prefer realfruits than fruit juices,because real fruits are fresh and no preservatives added.While fruit juices,even though it's labelled no preservatives added but i dont, believe in that.Unless if its real fruit juices from fresh fruits.Thanks,God Bless!