Fruit juice is as bad as soda!

@mawong79 (215)
Malaysia
December 1, 2009 9:05am CST
The sun reports that fruit juice may not be as healthy as we think is. According to experts, all natural fruit juice poses the same health risks as sodas like coca-cola and pepsi. They say even if fruit juice provide nutrient like vitamins and minerals they also contain fructose which when taken in excess can cause diabetes and heart disease. Studies also show that a glass of fruit juice contains more calories than a glass of coca-cola, pepsi or any other soda. What do you think about this studies. But i guess it's better to be safe than sorry. So that it's better to just munch on a fruit than drink its juice.
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14 responses
• Spain
1 Dec 09
I would like to know where you heard this "study" from. it is true that fruit juice might have lots of calories in it. but we need those calories to function. Also anything that is canned has been processed and therefore added "strange" ingredients, anything ending in "ose" is bad, glucose for example. The best way to go is drinking natural and by natural i mean home made and not minute maid. Of course it will still have calories, but the good ones and not the "added" ones.
@mawong79 (215)
• Malaysia
1 Dec 09
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@RyanneD (189)
• United States
1 Dec 09
Actually it's true that if you drink too much fruit juice you can actually gain weight. Yes, fruit juice does provide you with neccessary calories and vitamins, but you need to drink it in moderation. If you went from drinking, let's say, 10 sodas a day to drinking 10 12oz glasses of fruit juice a day you probably wouldn't notice any difference in your health/the way you look/etc. When I was pregnant with my daughter I thought that drinking a lot of fruit juice was a good thing. But I gained weight like CRAZY and my doctor told me it's because I was drinking so much juice. People hear the word "fruit" and automatically think it's healthy for you. It is, but again, only in moderation. I do agree with you, Beatriz, that if you're going to drink a lot of juice it would be a better choice to make your own juice at home because then, obviously, it wouldn't contain all the other additives.
@guizoo (74)
• China
1 Dec 09
Hi buddy, I have always meditated about the relation between human beings and the natrue , i think we should not just look at the single aspect of the contents in our food contribute to our bodies, in fact ,there many reasons built our lives. It is wise for us to live in a simple life never think much. Let the Lord leading us.
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@Christoph56 (1509)
• Canada
2 Dec 09
I found out that whole thing on a day I was sick. I had a cold, and it's always good for me to have a lot of liquids through those times, and both the fruit juice I liked, and the soda I liked were on sale, so I looked at their nutritional information, and I saw that a cup of the fruit juice, had 10 More calories then the soda pop! And I was a regular fruit juice drinker that's been trying to loose weight, so now I've cut out fruit juice altogether, because if I have it around, I'm going to be drinking plenty of it regularly. Yes, the vitamins and minerals you get from fruit juice are a good thing, but you know what works better? Real fruit and vegetables! That's what I'll be sticking to, at least until I loose another 30 pounds.
@marguicha (84001)
• Chile
3 Dec 09
I drink real fruit juice. Yesterday I bought a couple of ripe peaches (the soft kind), added water and ice and put it in the blender. No need to put sugar. It was wonderful. Fortunatly in my country we have good and unexpensive fruit all year around. Even when it´s winter you can make a banana-orange juice.
@May2k8 (3634)
• Indonesia
3 Dec 09
I don't believe drink excessively is not healthy, I even drink it without limit and I do not see why. Maybe we should not consume a variety of juice at the same time because it is bad for our health.
@marguicha (84001)
• Chile
3 Dec 09
Fructose does not produce diabetes or heart disease. Overweight does. I can´t imagine anyone drinking a gallon of pure fruit juice a day. If it´s done properly it will not hurt. People need a certain calorie intake to be healthy. What they need depends on the kind of life they have. Sedentary life is bad for everything. By the way, I am talking about real fruit juice. Yesterday I put 2 ripe peaches in the blender, water and ice (no sugar). It was delicious. It´s end of spring in my country so fruits are ripening everywhere. Take care!
@eddify (413)
• Pakistan
3 Dec 09
This is the first time that I read about something like this. I think juices are more healthy and tasty then all the sodas or soft drinks out together. Tell me where would you find the taste of mango in any soft drink or juice. It is so nice and tasty that u would like to have more then once and we are lucky to have it as juice. We all know what these soda's do with added with mitoes? Or someone need more clarification? U will never get that damaging effects from any fruit. In my view this is only one things being published by the newspaper and scientist needs to do more research on it
• Canada
3 Dec 09
I don't think fruit juice is as unhealthy as soda. Things like aspartame, too much sugar, color and preservatives is what makes a drink really unhealthy. There are varieties of juices that you can get that limit these or omit them completely. Frozen concentrate is the best form of juice I think. Soda is just plain unhealthy, have you ever seen a cola berry? Coke disolves metal and stuff. Not.. natural. But I am guilty of indulging once in a while but not without a heartburn sacrifice. lol. Cheers!
• India
2 Dec 09
So many studies come up with so many data that I read all of them with a pinch of salt but do only that which I want to do. I don’t think any of these surveys or studies are completely honest…there are many issues at stake and you really don’t know who’s sponsoring whom to take out what report! However, I am not too much in favour of juices only coz I believe that vital nutrient is wasted when we throw away the pulp…so until and unless there’s no other way (like with babies or the very aged), I would always prefer having a whole fruit than making juice out of it.
• India
2 Dec 09
I strongly defend this statement. Fruit juice can never be bad unless it is consumed with something added to it. It should be consumed as raw as possible without filtering it. The better option is to eat the fruit than to drink it.
@lindiebiz (1014)
• Canada
2 Dec 09
Wow I don't believe this, I hardlt take soda and prefare to take juices instead as a result of the health risks but now with this I guess the main thing to do to be safe with food is to take them in moderation and no excesses in any way.
@bunnybon7 (34480)
• Holiday, Florida
2 Dec 09
anything in excess is dangerous i think. for instance, once my employer, a lady i cleaned house for a few years back gave me a couple of bags full of her pink grapefruit. i loved them so much i ate 3 big ones in one day. next day, i was so sick and had a bad tummy ache. who would think something as healthy as grapefruit? one a day or one small glass a day is better.
@junmae (1592)
• Philippines
2 Dec 09
Is that true? I always drink pineapple juice after I eat because it is refreshing and I believe that it can help on my digestion. However, when i read your post I am having a doubt now about drinking it and other fruit juices.
@snafushe (795)
• Canada
1 Dec 09
Many fruit juice's will have lots of acids in them, which is bad for your teeth. Also alot of fruit juice's have added sugar/glucose fructose, but not all. You can look for natural fruit juice's with no sugar added, from natural fruit .. not the stuff thats from concentrate though because that has ALOT of sugars. Fruits have natural sugars in them and you should limit yourself to only a certain ammount everyday. But I think that is a bunch of BS about it being worse then coke, juice has nutrients in it and vitamins where as coke,pepsi etc are just processed dyes,sugars,unnatural flavouring,acids and plenty other chemicals. There are no health benefits from drinking soda.
@jackee (138)
• United States
1 Dec 09
I don't believe in all that I read in the newspapers. Saying that juice is as bad as soda. Just read the label. I've read in some health magazine that you can enjoy both if you just use moderation. Also, with your health insurance carrier they usually have some information on things like this. As far as Diabetics, most drink NO SUGAR/Fructrose diet sodas which have no carbohydrates, but contain a good bit of sodium. So I guess moderation in all of what you comsume is the best route to go.