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Fruit Juice: Why Is This Soda's Evil Twin?

Fruit Juice: Why Is This Soda's Evil Twin?

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  • Fruit drinks often contain very little fruit juice and may contain more sugar and calories than soda, making them equally bad, if not worse, for your health
  • Sugary drinks, whether fruit juice, fruit drinks or soda, also contain fructose, which has been identified as one of the primary culprits in the meteoric rise of obesity and related health problems
  • If your fruit juice is labeled a “fruit drink,” “fruit beverage,” or “fruit cocktail,” it’s because it does not contain 100% juice and likely contains high-fructose corn syrup and flavorings
  • Virtually all sugary drinks are a primary source of excessive sugar, calories and fructose. Drink plenty of pure water as your primary beverage of choice instead

By Dr. Mercola

Half of the U.S. population over the age of 2 now consumes sugary drinks on a daily basis -- and this figure does not even include 100% fruit juices, flavored milk or sweetened teas, all of which are sugary too, which means the figure is actually even higher.

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