THEY say… It’s pure fruit juice, so it’s good for us, it’s good for our kids, right?
Juice is actually a drink made of pure liquid sugar… in this case fructose. So, in spite of the fact that you or your children may be drinking a drink that says “100% pure fruit juice,” it may as well say “pure sugar.” It may as well be soda.
Here’s why. The sugar that comes from fruit is fructose. This is the same sugar in high fructose corn syrup. Fructose was designed by Mother Nature to be consumed with all of the fiber in the fruit it came in… so that its absorption would be slowed down… so your body could handle it. It was NEVER intended to be in that concentrated form that we find in HFC’s… or juices!
Fiber slows the absorption of the sugar in the fruit, as well as containing healthy fiber to feed your gut bacteria. [Read more…]