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100% Fruit Juice is No Healthier Than Soda

apple-926456_1280 (2)My last blog, does fructose intake raise the risk of cardiovascular disease, spurred my interest in whether or not 100% fruit juice is healthy. I knew that the juices had a lot of sugar but I was not familiar with studies linking fruit juice to diabetes. 100% fruit juice often contains amounts of sugar similar to soda. Orange juice has 24 grams of sugar, apple juice also has 24 grams while Pepsi has 41 grams. When removed from the fruit, the consumed fructose (sugar) in apple juice and orange juice is treated by our body the same way as the fructose found in soda.

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