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Breakfast [Jun. 17th, 2014|09:24 am]
Tony Grist
Ailz tells me my morning glass of pure orange juice contains 11 spoonfuls of sugar.

Oh...

Bother....

And I thought I'd made the sensible choice.

I might as well be eating coco pops.
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[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2014-06-17 09:57 am (UTC)
No, coco pops have at least 20 spoons of sugar (and as far as I can determine, very little actual nutritional value).
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-06-17 10:27 am (UTC)
So I'm on the right track, sort of...

I wouldn't say I was worried about my sugar intake- I don't have a particularly sweet tooth- but I am trying to keep it within reasonable limits.
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From: cmcmck
2014-06-17 10:41 am (UTC)
What fresh fruit juice contains is natural fruit sugar (fructose)not refined sugar.

I do wish the media hadn't created this overblown panic over nothing- as long as you aren't sitting and eating white sugar from a teaspoon all morning, your morning glass of juice is one of your 'five a day' and will do you nothing but good.

Edited at 2014-06-17 10:42 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-06-17 11:07 am (UTC)
Thank you for reassuring me.
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[User Picture]From: wlotusopenid
2014-06-17 11:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you for clearing that up. I completely agree this is a media-based false fear.
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From: cmcmck
2014-06-19 04:10 pm (UTC)
Y're welcome :o)

I was more than a litte annoyed when this rubbish started to appear.
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[User Picture]From: xiphias
2014-06-17 11:36 am (UTC)
Fruit juice is pretty much the same as soda, nutritionally. Which means that it's perfectly reasonable to have in moderation, but is a problem if you're using it as your primary source of fluids.

One of my friends is a pediatrician, and her children drink a glass of juice a day, as a treat. She dilutes it half-and-half with water, first.

If you enjoy drinking juice, there's no reason to give it up; just be aware what it is that you're drinking.

Ironically, fructose is the second-simplest sugar, after glucose, which means that it actually hits your system even HARDER than refined sugar, which is sucrose. However, there is a lot of other stuff in juice, including, if you have orange juice with pulp, fiber, which spreads out its impact and makes it hit your system less hard.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-06-17 02:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks for that.

I only drink juice first thing in the morning. It helps me wake up. The brand I buy has "bits" in it.
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[User Picture]From: sorenr
2014-06-17 05:44 pm (UTC)
Coco Pops have few if any vitamins, whereas orange juice has lots.

And yes, drinking a gallon of orange juice per day is bad, but one glass should be good. After all, eating any kind of fruit will also give you a serious load of sugar.

(Just read the contents label... Some "orange juice" is little more than orange squash! I drink home-made apple juice, so I know that it takes 3-4 kilos of apples to make a single 75cl bottle - and nothing else is added.)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-06-17 08:06 pm (UTC)
I drink the store's own budget line orange juice- but it's the real thing- no additives.
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