Fruit Juices – More Harm than Good

And you thought drinking fruit juice (even if its home-made) is equivalent to having the fruit itself?
Well, drinking fruit juice is no better than having soda.

And here is why.

“It’s the fruit in its entirety that’s good for you. The human body needs the fiber, which is what holds the fruit together. The fiber is the good part of the fruit and the juice is the bad part of the fruit. The juice is nature’s way of getting you to eat your fiber.”

“Juice and soda essentially contain the same carbohydrates, so the body reacts to them the same way,” Lustig explains. “Juice contains fructose, glucose and sucrose, while soda contains high-fructose corn syrup, which is 55 percent fructose and 45 percent glucose.”

While most sodas have 150 calories in a 12-ounce serving, juices have about 170 calories for the same amount.

Also, Fruit juices are very high in sugar and have actually been more detrimental to the teeth of test animals than sodas!

This is quite in contrast to the conventional notion that home-made fruit juices are (unlike their commercial counterpart) good for health and pose no harm to body.

Fruit juice manufacturing is an industralized process – with lots of chemicals (read pesticides) added to preserve the color and opaqueness.

Related: India Inc Bans Pepsi,Coke.

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