• Julian Simpson

Is fruit juice as Unhealthy as Sugary Soda

Fruit juices and Soft drinks can have both pros and cons



Both have a high sugar content and contain around 110 calories


Both may lead to weight gain, as drinking your calories rather than eating them increases your risk of weight gain


HOWEVER


Drinking Soft drinks leads to a higher chance of developing diseases


Having LOW doses of fruit juices can actually lower your risk of conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease


Fruit juice are HIGHER in nutrients and contain beneficial plant compounds like carotenoids, polyphenols and flavonoids.



Reference

Eur J Clin Nutr. 2019 Dec;73(12):1556-1560. doi: 10.1038/s41430-019-0514-x. Epub 2019 Oct 21.

A lack of consideration of a dose-response relationship can lead to erroneous conclusions regarding 100% fruit juice and the risk of cardiometabolic disease.

A Khan T1,2, Chiavaroli L1,2, Zurbau A1,2, L Sievenpiper J3,4,5,6,7.

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