I see people order fruit juice all the time. I see children sucking on fruit juice packets, it makes me crazy.It is terrible for their teeth and little bodies! Fruit juice has almost no redeemable qualities. Yes, it has Vit C but misses the mark on the other wonderful things that whole fruit offers. This article appeared in a nutritional site about fruit juice and I think we need to pay attention!
So what is the deal with juice and why do so many of us buy it for our families?
Here are some facts:
- Loaded with sugar
- lacks any measurable fiber
- High in calories vs the nutrient pay off
- A glass of apple juice has more calories than a glass of Orange Juice
- The sugar in fruit juice is fructose. The liver is the only organ that metabolizes fructose.
- Fruit juice sugars get to the Liver much quicker than if you were to eat a piece of fruit.
- Those with metabolic issues should not consume fruit juice
Fruit Juice Contains Vitamins, Minerals, and Antioxidants, but it Lacks Fiber and is Loaded With Sugar