I haven't bothered to read all the nonsense that came after I posted but consider the following,
The sugar content of fruit juice is not 100% fructose. It's a mixture of sugars and you generally get about half as fructose. So 1 cup of juice might contain 10-15 g or fructose. Lyle McDonald pointed out in an article you don't really see any converison of fructose to fat until you consume about 50g of fructose, or well over a liter of juice. This not something the vast majority of us need be concerned about. The idea that juice must be banished from your diet because of this is absurd. The key is just remembering that you can't go nuts on the stuff.
Last edited by Vapour Trails; 03-19-2007 at 12:20 PM.
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I think the point we're trying to make here is that juice isn't particularly good for you. Drink a little of it if you like the taste and can afford the calories. Just don't try to convince yourself it's a serving of fruit - because it really isn't.
For example, many parents don't consider this because they think fruit juice is good for their child, or even necessary for proper nutrition. But a child's liver is a lot smaller than an adult's liver - and a can of juice is a LOT of calories.
And a LOT of people drink over a litre of juice a day. My husband used to drink 2L of juice every day. He actually had a beer gut from it - and we don't drink!
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