Does drinking fruit juice equate to great health?

Singapore
January 13, 2010 1:57pm CST
A mere walk along e aisles of supermarts displaying e varieties of fruit juices can easily take you more than a good couple of minutes. The amazingly huge classifications of fruit juices au naturel, no added sugar, no pulp, slightly sweetened, from concentrates etc etc sometimes makes you wonder if you should attend a crash course on juices so as to make the most brilliant purchase out of the hundreds of brands available. To the fruit juice enthusiasts, gulping down tetra packs of fruit juices seems like the most sensible way to stay in good shape and promote strong immunity. But is that e whole truth? Or are fruit juices simply sweetened colored liquids laden with artificical flavourings that do nothing much except to give you an even bigger waistline? perhaps fruit juices that are not processed which means you have to either blend it or squeeze the fruit itself in order allows you to gain e real goodness of the fruit? or of course there are many brands coming up with improved versions with no added sugar and no added flavouring, just the real juice in its pack. Your take?
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@greenline (14864)
• Canada
13 Jan 10
I certainly believe in the health value of fruit juices. I still go with "An apple a day keeps the doctor away". There is a lot of truth in that. I drink fruit juices every morning at breakfast time. Orange juice is my favorite. That's the source of vitamin C for me every day, and that keeps the cold away during the freezing winter time too.
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• Singapore
14 Jan 10
Well personally my fave juice is also orange juice. I like ti for its sweet-sourish taste which can be really refreshing. The fragrance of the citrus fruit is also great when I do not really have an appetite that day. It somehow helps to whet my appetite! Not forgetting its chockful of healthy vitamin c I would definitely choose this as my all time fave fruit juice!drink up!
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Jan 10
hi lucky michelle go eat the real thing, the ripe raw fruit with it pulp and all as it has fiber and vitamins, and minerals. the juices all lack some or most of these and for a diabetic the only time we drink juice is when we are super low blood sugar, this works fast with high sugar content but the rest of the time for maximum good health we eat whole fruit, oranges,apples, bananas, mangoes,berries, cherries,melons, etc etc. so many good for you real ripe whole fruits, not just the juice.
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• Singapore
13 Jan 10
well yes i agree that nothing beats eating e real thing.e wholesome of e fruit is only derived from its purest form rather than going through all the processing and preservatives. however there are times when fresh fruit is simply not easily available so people turn to the next best alternative juice in a carton?!or is it really next best alternative?
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• India
13 Jan 10
juices are the health drinks,it makes fresh our body,when you drink the vegetable juices ,you will become healthier and healthier day by day,if you continue it for one month you will become very strong.
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13 Jan 10
This annoys me also the whole point that supermarkets push out fruit juices saying they are all fresh and are orange juice or apple juice but considering they are made from concentrate and last a very long time proves they are not such a fresh healthy product doesnt it? I simply just purchase fresh fruit juice not from concentrat but pure juice yes its a little more expensive but you are fuelling your body with it, its like putting a mixture of petrol with water in your car you are not going to get very far are you
• India
14 Jan 10
Fruit Juices do not equate to good health, they are good if taken once or twice early during the day, not to be taken in the evening, citrus juices are good than the others.
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
14 Jan 10
Maybe it somehow eaquate to great health but I think it depends upon the fruit juice we choose to drink. Though generally fruits are good for our health but with fruit juices where sugar, colorings and other flavors added, I think it's much better to eat fruits rather than drink fruit juices.
@sathya264 (174)
• India
14 Jan 10
hai drinking fruit juice is epuate to great health. but it depends on the fruit which u have choosen.
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
14 Jan 10
I don't think that just drinking fruit juice with give you great health but it can definitely help. The only problem is that a lot of companies market their product as juice but it's made from concentrate which doesn't contain anywhere near as much antioxidants or nutrients as making the juice from actual fruit would. Either way though juice is better for you then pop and other sugary drinks.
@j00nior (182)
• Canada
13 Jan 10
I think it is all a matter of 'proactive consumption' rather than passively giving to the attraction of brand name labels. It is easy to be swayed by the flashy logos and big, colorful words and pictures offering great nutritional value. If you want the truth, simply read the ingredients and the nutrition values on the back. To be even more careful about nutrition you could shop in the organic section of the grocery store for juice (still read the labels). Other people have already mentioned making your own juice. That is a great alternative to purchasing juice from the store. My mom has an amazing blender called the vitamix 5200 and she makes some excellent smoothies with fresh fruit and yogurt.