Opinion: Seriously, Juice Is Not Healthy


One 12-ounce glass of orange juice contains 10 teaspoons of sugar, roughly what’s in a can of Coke. by ERIKA R. CHENG, LAUREN G. FIECHTNER and AARON E. CARROLL - Source: The New York Times

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  1. Response from Diane Welland, registered dietitian: As a registered dietitian working with the Juice Products Association, I would like to correct some misinformation. In the New York Times op-ed, Drs. Cheng, Fiechtner and Carroll ignore the majority of nutrition science supporting 100% juice in a healthy diet. One hundred percent fruit juice is classified within the fruit group by the USDA because it is nutritionally similar to whole fruit, containing the same essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, magnesium and potassium, and no added sugars. A systematic review published in the March 2018 issue of Advances in Nutrition reaffirms that there is no conclusive evidence linking 100% fruit juice to adverse health conditions, including obesity. In fact, research shows that people who drink 100% juice have higher intakes of whole fruit and a better overall diet quality compared with non-drinkers. With more than 75 percent of Americans not eating the recommended amounts of fruit, it is important to encourage Americans to consume more fruits in all forms – juice included. For more information, please visit juicecentral.org.

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