Fruit Juice Worse Than Soda?
Were any of these "studies" (or whatever they are, haven't read the entire thing) backed by a corporate company at all, i.e. coca cola? :D
It is sad though to see adverts on tv, by dentists, which when listened to make people out to be doing something heinous just because they're following all the recommended dietary guidelines and eating fruit, drinking fruit juice and such.
It's almost comical in fact, well I sit and laugh because it's really a no-win scenario, if you consider that both ways you lose.
On the rare occasion my sugars drop, a small OJ will pick it right up... Other than that, for me anyways, no juice (and fruit in general) in my house...
We use 'MIO" mostly, the grand-kids call it "juice"
I used to drink quite a bit of orange juice when I was fat. In fact, one of my favorite fat kid drinks was half orange soda/half orange juice.
God, to think about what I put in my body. How am I even alive?
I think we're victims of semantics. For all these years people have talked about getting lots of "fruits and veggies". Truth is, veggies are WAY better for you and should be consumed in much higher quantities than fruits.
The password is juice.
Apart from 'dont drink a gallon of cheap fruit juice concentrate' dont think there is much else of note in the article :)
After losing all that weight I lost, I NEVER drink:
1. carbonated drinks
2. Fruit Juice
3. alchoholic drinks
And guess what, After 18 months, I have beaten the odds and kept the 100 plus pounds that I lost from returning!
I eat MORE now than when I was fat...the biggest change .......I avoid all the sugar I can......and I lift the IRON!
I wouldnt necessarily say they are worse but the idea that orange juice for example is much healthier than soda is just not true, people think this is the case because it's 'made of fruit' and fruit is healthy!
Fact is both soda and most fruit juices contain around 40kcal/100ml, it's basically sugar water.
Also I seem to recall that Lustig is one of the big 'a calorie is not a calorie' guys. This topic really pisses me off a little to be honest. The whole 'a calorie is a calorie' is only in regards to energy balance and weight gain/loss. Never has this slogan been meant to say that you should just eat 30 poptarts a day and hit your calories, it blows my mind that people actually have to be told that there are such things a vitamins,fibre,minerals. The average adults knows worryingly little about nutrition nowadays.
(YES IM LOOKING AT YOU 'If it fits your macros' MISINTERPRETERS)
This is ridiculous.
He's seriously comparing these two drinks in terms of calories and sugar?
Stop comparing how much sugar, and how calorie for calorie they are equal, and start comparing the ingredients.
Forget the sugar, and lets look at the main incredient in soda, Fructose.
Fructose is actually Americas NO.1 source of calories.
Dr. Mercola from the Univercity of Calafornia did a study in 2009 (Its on Youtube if your interested)
Here a few of the things he came up with.
Fructose is a major contributor to:
. Insulin resistance
. Elevated blood pressure
. Major depletion of vitamins and minerals.
. Cancer (Cancer feeds of Fructose.)
. Cardio vascular disease, liver disease, and even Gout.
The MAIN thing he came up with though, is that Fructose is one of the number one causes of Obesity in the US.
Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California also did a study on the basics of Fructose metabolism.
Fructose has been deemed one of the, if the worst things you can consume.
So when these people come with "Hey fruit juice is just as bad as soda". Its blatant Bull shit it my eyes.
Its not just about comparing them calorie for calorie, sugar for sugar. Thats a terrible way to compare.
I agree with Babs. "Study bought to you by the Pepsi and Coca Cola Foundation in association with the Juice Bad Yucky Foundation."
Fruit juice is like the fruit with all the good nutrition of the pulp and skin removed. While I have no interest in trying to deem which is worse, I do believe it has more sugar per 12 ounces than most sodas.
12 ounces of Tropicana Pure Premium, No Pulp Orange Juice has 165 calories and 38.9 grams of carbs along with zero fiber.
12 ounces of Classic Coke has 39.9 grams of carbs.
I'll pass on both.
Fruit has all the good nutrition and far lower sugar density. Fruit juice has about as much sugar as a soda. Personally I don't see either as a good option.
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